Plant Breeder and Geneticist



CN Seeds Ltd are one of the UK’s largest suppliers of herb, baby-leaf and oriental seeds to the horticultural industry worldwide.

A new vacancy has arisen within our Research & Development department for a Plant Breeder/Geneticist. The Plant Breeder/Geneticist will work on improving the quality and performance of existing and create new varieties of plants with our elite product range. To achieve this outcome our breeding team have access to the latest plant breeding techniques such as marker assisted selection. We also have dedicated state-of-the-art facilities and equipment including, two laboratories and 2.5 hectares of glasshouse to develop and trial new varieties. Whilst we use many recently developed techniques, we do not underestimate the importance of continuing with traditional plant breeding methods. We believe new techniques and traditional methods of breeding are not mutually exclusive, we combine the best methods and incorporate the most suitable techniques necessary to develop the right product within a dynamic time frame.

Candidates for this position would be expected to have academic qualifications relevant to plant breeding work, though we would consider someone who is not formally qualified but has gained their knowledge and experience through working in the sector and has a proven track record of getting results. More important to us is employing someone with the right attitude and work ethic, and a willingness to learn.

The position will full time, 40 hours per week. We offer a competitive remuneration package, including an annual bonus up to £3000, a 3% employer pension contribution and access to childcare and cycle to work scheme vouchers.

For more information please contact our Head of Plant Breeding, Sujit Tha on 01353 699413 or