AGROSCOPE Switzerland


  • Scientific and technical lead of wheat breeding projects with a focus on the winter-wheat programme.
  • Ensuring competitive variety development according to the objectives of the programme and in collaboration with our national and international partners
  • Participating in the development and implementing of next-generation wheat breeding, incorporating cutting-edge genetic, genomic, statistical, phenotyping and AI technologies and tools
  • Acquisition and supervision of research projects at national and international level; knowledge transfer; publication of scientific articles
  • Proactive support for implementing the relocation of the ‘Wheat Improvement and Breeding’ Team from Nyon to Zurich-Reckenholz (planned for March 2025 onwards).


  • University degree with a PhD and established scientific background in the group’s field of research: genetics and plant breeding (ideally wheat breeding), plant biotechnology, genomic selection (GS)
  • Hands-on experience in plant breeding
  • National and international network in the research field
  • Good leadership and communication skills
  • Good knowledge of two official Swiss languages. Very good written and spoken English

Employment Level: 80-100%

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