Enkhuizen, The Netherlands (Fulltime)

Job opening: Molecular Breeder

Man holding red sweet conical pepper


Advancing in molecular research

To reinforce the department for Molecular Biology research we are looking for a Molecular Breeder with experience in plant breeding and genetics.

What are you going to do as Molecular Breeder?

Molecular and biotech breeders support breeders by coordinating experiments, performing data analysis and translating results and tools developed within Biotechnology Research, into applicable breeding solutions. You will play a central role in the whole process: from performing the molecular research in the lab, through the phenotyping in the field to the (complex) data analyses and back.

Your power

Since Molecular Breeder is a new role in our department, you’ll need an entrepreneurial attitude to continue where the responsibility of others might end and to do things differently. In order to engage others to join, you can depend on your clear and excellent communication skills. You work independently and accurate. Your attitude is analytic, proactive and practical. Working in project teams with many different parties is one of your talents.

Requirements Molecular Breeder

  • Bachelor or MSc degree
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in plant breeding and (molecular) genetics
  • Project management experience is an advantage
  • Interested in data analyses and experienced in setting up databases
  • Excellent communication skills in English and preferably the Dutch language
  • IT skilled in Microsoft Office and capable of statistical analysis using R.

Our power

We are an independent vegetable seed company, breeding, producing and marketing our varieties all over the world. There's a good chance that you'll find our tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, lettuce or other vegetables on your plate, no matter where you are. We are a company with a supportive, energetic culture.

As an employee of Enza Zaden, you’ll have more than 1.800 colleagues of 40 nationalities worldwide. Strong team players with an entrepreneurial spirit who easily take responsibilities is exactly what we like to see in our employees here at Enza Zaden. Are you going to join us? We offer you a positive working environment and ample opportunities for personal development. Plus a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

How to apply as Molecular Breeder?

Please send your application as Molecular Breeder to the HR department, via the button below. For more information please contact Ingrid Bosch, Recruiter, phone +31 (0)6 233 90 523.