We are seeking a new research group leader to continue developing Breeding Research at Agroscope.


  • Take the lead of the breeding research group with corresponding staff and budget responsibilities
  • Development of state-of-the-art breeding methods for practical application
  • Further establishment of expertise in genomics, new breeding technologies, biostatistics and molecular marker applications
  • Ensuring accessibility of basic technologies for the breeding programmes; assume the scientific responsibility of the protected site
  • Competitive acquisition of third-party funding; publication of research results in scientific journals and dissemination in practice-oriented media


  • PhD in plant breeding or plant research and a proven track record in this field
  • Sound experience in staff management and research management
  • Familiarity with breeding research methodology and with the acquisition, planning and execution of new projects in national and international cooperation
  • Strong communication skills, performance-driven, team player
  • Good knowledge of two official Swiss languages and very good written and spoken English

Employment Level: 80-100%

If this challenge appeals to you, please send your online application (documents in PDF format) to us via www.stelle.admin.ch , ref. no. 6193

For more information, please find the complete job offer on the official web page.

To apply for this job please visit www.stelle.admin.ch.