Plant Breeder

Job Family:  R&D
Business Unit:  DLF Research & Development

Landskrona, SE, 26191


Plant breeder  - Sugar Beet


Do you want to contribute to top quality sugar beet seeds?

Research and Development within DLF Beet Seed is currently undergoing a major expansion phase and we are now looking for another Plant breeder to join our great team of specialists. If you want to develop and make a difference in a strong international Group, please continue reading.


The position

The job purpose of this position is to contribute to the competitiveness of the DLF beet seed breeding portfolio. It is a diverse position, theoretical but also hands-on, where you need to have a flexible personality and a willingness to perform routine work as well as having the competence and energy to drive and become responsible for a breeding program aiming at bringing improved germplasm to the market. It is crucial to have knowledge and experience in plant breeding or genetics  and to have the ability to develop and implement latest breeding methods in a commercial breeding program. The position is located in Landskrona, but you will be working in a global setting. You  report to Head of Beet Seed Breeding and Research in Landskrona.



  • Develop best practices for sugar beet breeding and drive new products to the market based on conventional breeding and backcrossing programs.
  • Be responsible for planning of budget and volumes for breeding programs and for planning field and greenhouse activities.
  • Manage projects aiming at improvements and increased efficiency in trait introduction processes.
  • Drive development of tilling populations, evaluation and trait introduction in DLF Beet Seed germplasm.
  • Interact with customers, research institutes, universities etc. in the field of plant breeding to share knowledge and ensure  implementation of new technologies.


Your profile

You have a Master/PhD in Agronomics and/or Biology plus good understanding of plants, genetics

and of the application of marker technology in breeding. You also have excellent project

management skills and experience in handling and manipulating large sets of data. You

communicate fluently, verbally and written, in  English and it is an advantage if

you also know some Swedish, German or French.


As a person you are structured, self-propelled and like to collaborate with colleges and different stakeholders internally and externally. We work in a global market and therefore team working skills are crucial as well as being pedagogic when giving guidance to others. You have capacity to innovate in a focused and product-oriented manner and an interest in and awareness of the market context of a commercial seed business. You are also able to handle logistical challenges, sometimes under time pressure. The position requires some travelling, so you need to be willing to travel internationally and nationally.


What we offer?

For the right applicant we offer a great opportunity to grow and develop in a strong international

Group with a long history of innovative research. It is a permanent and full time employment

with intended starting date autumn 2022.


If you want to know more about the position you are warmly welcome to contact Head of Beet Seed Breeding and Research Joakim Herrström at

Our trade union representatives are Louise Holmquist, Sveriges Ingenjörer (SACO), 0734-437354 and Jeanette Dahlgren Svensson, Unionen, +46 734 437 339.

For questions regarding the recruitment process please contact Human Resources; Camilla Gustafsson at or call +46 734 437 203

You are most welcome to send your application with CV and personal letter as soon as possible, but latest September 30, 2022. Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis.

We look very much forward to receiving your application and meet our future colleague.


About us

DLF Beet Seed has more than a 100-year history of conducting research and processing of sugar beet varieties based in Sweden and Denmark. DLF Beet Seed was founded in its current constellation on October 1, 2017 and is today a strategic business unit of the DLF Group, a global seed company headquartered in Denmark with approximately 2,000 employees in 20 countries. About 300 employees work within the unit dedicated to the sugar beet business with processing, seed production and sales. Landskrona is the center for research and development activities in DLF Beet Seed with approximately 80 employees (of which 11 work in Falkenberg) and goes by the name DLF Beet Seed Research AB. The brands (Hilleshög and Maribo) are marketed separately in more than 35 countries. Curious to learn more about us? Check out our website