Geneticist (m/f)

job offer TG1673711

Our client is one of the world's leading animal breeding companies. As a member of an internationally active family owned group, it has been placed successfully on the market for more than fifty years now. We are now looking for an expert for a global role to join this enterprise as soon as possible to act as

Geneticist (m/f)

Your role:

  • To play a proactive role in existing breeding programs and develop new research projects according to varying needs of customers all around the world
  • Becoming a member of a team of 20 highly experienced employees and a trendsetter for future quality and features of food
  • To interact with four research farms located in different regions of the world
  • Supervise the documentation and updating of processes and procedures related to the capture of phenotypic data and genetic utilization
  • Large scale data processing and data analysis
  • To establish a network of industry and academia contacts, studying literature and attending scientific meetings
  • Provide scientific advice to the technical service department to further enhance and maintain the performance potential of the birds
  • The responsibilities of the candidate include continuous development and improvement of the breeding stocks to increase rates of genetic gain for all traits under evaluation
  • Support in the development of marketing material that highlight the competitive advantage of the company's products
  • This position is based in Europe or alternatively in North America
  • Reporting to the Director R&D


  • Preferably, a degree in agriculture respectively veterinary medicine. PhD in animal breeding/genetics preferred. Applications from candidates with similar degrees or related qualifications are also welcome
  • Distinct expertise in the area of animal or crop breeding
  • Experience in bioinformatics data analysis is desirable
  • Strong genetic communication and data handling as well as excellent analysis skills
  • Poultry-related experience is of a significant advantage
  • Ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced, international environment
  • Proficiency in the use of at least one statistical software package
  • Ability and interest to learn new skills
  • Willingness to work in a variety of research and production environments
  • Strong communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 25% of your regular working hours
  • A person that is forward looking, reliable, responsible and convincing
  • Enjoys working in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams and has a self-assured manner
  • Fluent English speaker, knowledge of German and other languages are an advantage
  • Sound knowledge of MS Office

What we offer:

You will be working for a well-known company with an excellent reputation amongst animal breeders. You will become responsible for the nature of a globally spread lot of food and develop yourself in a demanding international organisation. You will get the chance to become a trendsetter with worldwide reputation. The complexity of this role provides the ideal conditions for utilising your relevant expertise at high level.

In the first instance please contact Dr. Felix von Hardenberg and his team under the telephone number +49 8178 998641-0. We assure you any contact is totally confidential.

Please send your complete application documents (cover letter, CV, salary expectations and earliest possible starting date) quoting the reference TG1673711 by e-mail to