As an Assistant Breeder for Enza Zaden you will provide timely and accurate support in all steps of the breeding process. You will secure implementation and oversee execution of routine processes, i.e. sowing, planting, pollinating harvesting, and disease testing. Ensure proper execution of crossing programs, functionally leading Crop Workers, and monitoring process whilst ensuring that the instructions of the Breeder are followed.Make independent observation, taking routine phenotypic data from Breeding material and first screenings.Organization of periodic routine disease tests and preparation of seed lots in cooperation with Breeders. Other duties as assigned.
You are an enthusiastic, creative, and global thinking entrepreneur with a long-term vision on breeding. You have excellent analytical and communication skills. You can work independently, but you are also able to thrive in cross-functional teams and intercultural project teams.
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.
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