We are looking for an enthusiastic and analytical Assistant Tomato Breeder.
What are you going to do?
Tomato breeding takes time and effort. You provide timely and accurate support in all (routine) steps of the breeding process, like counting seeds, sowing, planting, pollinating, harvesting, disease testing and DNA sampling. You collect results and process these digitally to ensure they are available for the breeders. You also collect various data from plant breeding trials that are important for selection, providing the plant breeding team with the relevant information they need to select the best varieties. This means you work in various locations; the greenhouse, the field and the office. You will work in an international team, within different disciplines; breeding, pathology, production, research, etc.
As Assistant Breeder, you are a committed employee who works independently. You are practical and work in a precise and structured way. You are confident and can put things in perspective. Your strong communication skills enable you to cooperate effectively with colleagues. You understand that the team’s interests always come first.You are an enthusiastic and creative entrepreneur with a long-term vision on breeding with excellent analytical and communication skills. Highly passionate in plant crops and experienced in this topic. Additionally, you are not afraid to make decisions and you function well in an international team.
The ideal candidate has worked or studied agricultural and is willing to develop and learn more about tomato breeding. You have a hands-on mentality and are passionate about plant breeding. As Assistant Breeder, you use your qualities and experience to contribute to the responsible development of healthy, innovative vegetable varieties.Requirements:
- BSc level in plant science or related fields of study (Agricultural)
- You are knowledgeable about the basics of breeding;
- You can communicate fluently in English, both verbally and in writing;
- You are experienced in the use of breeding administration software and Excel.
- Good organizational skills
- Flexible & able to adapt to changes
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 (as briefly as possible) we made an animation. 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 the Netherlands 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.
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