Enkhuizen, The Netherlands (Fulltime)

Flow Cytometry Technologist

Trinette van Sellingen
Crop Breeding Manager
Breeding Team Leafy


Optimising laboratory processes

What are you going to do as Flow Cytometry Technologist?

As a Flow Cytometry Technologist, you are part of the Biotechnology Applications Cell and Tissue Culture Department and you are responsible for conducting analysis, which mainly focus on DNA content Flow Cytometry. In addition to reporting, managing of the results, development and updating of research protocols, standardisation, digitalisation and automation are important areas in this position to optimise laboratory processes. In this position, you will report to the Manager Applications.

Your power

As an employee of Enza Zaden you take initiative, are flexible and accurate. You have a great affinity with automation and process optimisation. You are innovative with an entrepreneurial, results-oriented, hands-on mentality. You can work in an environment with high quality standards, are a real team player and able to work independently with the supervision of a scientist.

In short, you meet the following requirements:

  • a BSc degree in Biotechnology or an equivalent;
  • experience with flow cytometry is a plus;
  • affinity with devices and a digital mindset;
  • affinity with horticulture/agronomy;
  • good level of English, you're able to report and present in English.

Our power

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 to our HR department, via the button below. More information:

  • Annemarie Weening, Recruiter, +31 228 784 627