JR. Breeder, Watermelon


San Juan Bautista, CA, United States - Bachelor (Fulltime)

JR. Breeder, Watermelon

Enza Zaden Research is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our USA team in San Juan Bautista, CA.


What are you going to do?

As a Junior Breeder for Enza Zaden you will acquire all breeding knowledge and skills to become a successful Breeder in a specific crop. You will develop knowledge and skills to be able to plan all activities of a breeding project, by observing, assessing, selecting crops and reporting results to the Senior Breeder. You may provide technical directions and information to the Breeding Technicians and crew members. The location is in San Juan Bautista research station in California. Other duties as assigned.

Your power

You are a dynamic person who takes initiative, recognizes opportunities and has a creative, analytical and systematic method of working.  You are a natural communicator and connector.  You are organized and follow safety procedures. You are research minded, have a strong agriculture background, and have developed skills in planning, organization, and strong management skills. You can work independently, but you are also able to work in cross-functional teams.

In short, you:

  • Bachelor of Science is required. Master of Science is preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience in plant breeding and plant genetics. 
  • Strong organizational and management skills.
  • A thorough understanding of English, both verbal and written is required.  
  • The ability to speak and understand some Spanish is highly desired.    
  • Works independently
  • Responsible for planning and execution of own projects
  • Significant travel (International/Domestic)
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

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. In order to explain this properly (and as briefly as possible) we have made an animation.

For more than 80 years we are working with the best that nature offers. We support this with state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. That is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes up 6 to 10 years.

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.

Our strength? More than 2000 passionate colleagues worldwide working together on the vegetables of tomorrow. Therefore, we continuously invest in knowledge and skills with our Enza Academy and under the flag of enzActive we organise various sports activities to stay healthy.


Please submit your cover letter and submit via this link.