Senior Researcher – Phytopathology

Vacancy

Penang Science Park, Malaysia (Fulltime)

Senior Researcher – Phytopathology

Establish and maintain Phytopathology research and application program 

As Senior Researcher – Phytopathology, you are rresponsible for establish and maintain Phytopathology research and application program. You are also required to use technologies and theoretical input from multiple disciplines and combine them into new and practical working methods. Manage the department efficiently in order to achieve the team goals with Implementing of (new) research methods and techniques and keep up to date with developments in the field of Phytopathology.

You are required to establish and maintain Phytopathology research and application program with setting up applied research projects related to Phytopathology. Deliver plant resistance traits and arrange to support breeding to develop varieties with these traits. Develop efficient and reliable screening techniques for diagnosis of plant disease.

In addition, you will develop plant resistance traits and support development of tools and material to breed with these resistance traits in collaboration with international and interdisciplinary team. You are required to work together with many people in all business units to obtain and share market knowledge and technical knowledge and develop a network of external contacts and develop joint research projects with interesting external (academic) parties.

 

Besides, you will be responsible to manage the phytopathology and Routine Disease Testing team for day to day activities as per the program outlines for result delivery coach and develop team members. Operational excellence in both routine testing and projects. ensure delivery of results with clear analytical approach on investigations. You will be also needed to manage and coordinate the external screening trials and develop the strong links with breeding, seed health research, biochemistry and molecular biology teams for efficient project management.

 

Additionally, you are required to do implementation of (new) research methods and techniques and keep up to date with developments in the field of Phytopathology. You are required to scout for the new opportunities in the field of Phytopathology and provide continuous update of knowledge in the department to implement new research methods and techniques. As a senior researcher, you are required to establish and maintain the contacts with external government and private institutions for leveraging departmental needs

Your power

As a Senior Researcher – Phytopathology, you have of course excellent knowledge in specialisation in the field of research. You possess excellent and effective communication skills (both orally and in writing) in English. You can demonstrate experience as project manager and/ or manager of a team. You can work out with International mindset and experience in international collaboration. You are capable to work independently managing time and the tasks associated with a fast-paced research agenda and strong organizational objectives. You are also very flexible and work under pressure.

In short, you:

  • Academic qualification preferably with a specialisation in the field of research.
  • minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrable experience as project manager and/ or manager of a team
  • International mindset and experience in international collaboration
  • Fluent in English & excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Furthermore, you are innovative, analytical, and result oriented.
  • Capable of independently managing time and the tasks associated with a fast-paced research agenda and strong organizational objectives.

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, send your application to our HR department.

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