What are you going to do?
The Analytical Chemistry Group performs analyses on plant material by using gas or liquid chromatography and spectrometry (GC-MS and LC-MS), among other analytical techniques. With your data you will help our vegetable breeders to understand and improve traits such as disease resistance and taste.
As (Junior) Researcher Analytical Chemistry you will help to develop new and improve existing research methods and protocols. You will use technologies and theoretical input from multiple disciplines and combine them into new and practical working methods. Your involvement lasts until the method is fully tested, fine-tuned and implemented within the organisation. Equally important in this position is the involvement in routine research, including tests on large numbers of plant samples.
Furthermore, you will be responsible for the basic maintenance and repairs of chromatography equipment. You will work in a small team of researchers and will report to the Senior Researcher Biochemistry.
Your strong confidence with numbers enables you to process large sample sizes using standard protocols. Notwithstanding, the developmental aspect of this job requires an open mind for continuous improvements in techniques and methods. Your approach is pragmatic, and you can easily switch between different tasks. The position requires a high degree of autonomy, but it is just as important that you align your work well with the team.
In short, you:
- have a MSc degree related to (analytical) chemistry and/or biology;
- have experience in chemical analytical techniques, with a focus on liquid chromatography (LC-MS) and gas chromatography (GC-MS). Additional knowledge in the field of metabolomics and/or molecular biology is preferred;
- have good communication skills in English (both verbally and written); knowledge of Dutch language is appreciated.
Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. And produces and sells its seeds all over the world. We have made an animation to explain to you properly (and as briefly as possible) what we do.
The purpose of our work? To offer everyone worldwide access to healthy and varied vegetables. With more than 2000 passionate colleagues all over the world, we work together every day on the vegetables of tomorrow.
Would you like to know more about Enza Zaden as an employer? Then take a look at the Careers & Learning page or view our page on LinkedIn.
Please, send your application to our Recruitment department, via the Apply now! buttons.
Annemarie Weening, Recruiter, +31 62970 6834
Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated