Almería, Spain (Fulltime)
As Assistant Post-harvest Researcher, you will support researchers by coordinating experiments and performing data analysis. You will also do research about post-harvest traits using several model crops.
Your main objective will be the routine work of the laboratory and you will collaborate in projects as soon as your development in the position allows it. You will develop yourself while doing storability tests, quality analysis or taste panels. In addition, you will provide all data collected to Project Leaders. You will work in an international team under the supervision of the Post-harvest Researcher and close to the Breeders and Sales Team.
You are research minded and interested in working in the seed sector. You are able to make sense of large datasets and see possibilities for the practical application of the results. You are able to both transfer and translate information between different research disciplines and to understand their needs. Furthermore, you are eager to learn and open to feedback.
In short, you:
Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers.
Our goal is to grant people access to healthy vegetables. Anywhere in the world. Every day, more than 460 million people worldwide eat our vegetables. So, we are getting there ... but there is still enough work to be done! Of course, we look further than present needs. In 2050, when there will be about 10 billion inhabitants on our planet, we also want to make sure that people have access to healthy vegetables.
To achieve this, our vegetable breeders work with the best that nature offers. Supported by state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. And that is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes at least 6 years. We focus on higher yield, resistance to diseases and pests and climate extremes such as heat and drought. And on taste, shelf life and nutrients. The results? Strong, healthy tasty and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer. In short, sustainability is truly in our DNA.
Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues all over the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family business, where around 2000 employees from more than 40 nationalities closely work together in international teams.
Please send your application and CV, along with a covering letter, to Maria José Vázquez, HR via email@example.com.