Senior onion breeder

Allium Seeds is the only UK specialist allium breeder, seed and set supplier. We breed bulb onion, shallot and echalion for the European market.

We wish to appoint a senior breeder to continue to manage and drive forward our expanding project to breed new bulb onion varieties for the European market.

Reporting to the Managing Director and based in South Lincolnshire but liaising closely with our international partners, the successful applicant will be responsible for all aspects of the project including the collaborative research aspects of the role. The successful candidate will continue the rapid development of suitable genetics and increasingly utilise existing partner research capabilities.

The person we are looking for is likely to be someone who has an existing involvement with breeding for a competitive market. They will probably have significant current knowledge of relevant modern allium breeding techniques and wish to develop their career in a challenging environment. European travel will be involved.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and benefits will include a company vehicle and relocation expenses.

Please apply in strict confidence to John F Constable, Managing Director, Allium Seeds UK Ltd., Allium and Brassica Centre, Wash Road, Kirton, Boston, Lincolnshire. PE20 1QQ or by email to

Closing date for applications is Friday 21st August 2020.

Full details can be found on our website from which an application form can be downloaded.

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