Trainee Melon Breeder


Almeria, España (Jornada completa)

Trainee Melon Breeder

Trainee Melon Breeder

What are you going to do?

The purpose of this position is to become experts with broad breeding skills in working with Melon crops.

You will collaborate on preparing and carrying out breeding programmes. And you will observe, asses and select crops and report and analyse results. You will become an Enza Zaden breeder who develops competitive crops. You collaborate in multidisciplinary research projects and work with researchers and breeders.

You will consult with the Crop Breeding Manager, Senior Breeder or Product Specialist Melon varieties from the first screening and for qualifying for the second screening. To analyse all data you need to record and process the data in the Enza Zaden database and using statistical tools.

Your power

You are passionate about plants and highly interested in advanced and innovative plant breeding methods and techniques. As a Trainee Breeder you are a practical, dedicated and open-minded person that likes to work in a dynamic and fast pace environment. You function well in an international team to apply and share knowledge with your colleagues but you also feel comfortable to work independently. To be selected for this position you need the following requirements:



  • Master degree in Plant Science, horticulture, agriculture or comparable.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of plant breeding and genetics, modern methods of breeding and possibly phytopathology.
  • Two years relevant work experience.
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written.

You are able to deal with complex challenges and are able to adapt and respond to change. Through setting clear goals and based on substantive arguments you are able to persuade and influence others. In order to achieve your goals you own excellent planning and organising skills.   

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 2000 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.


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