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Do you have a passion for genetics and breeding? Would you like to be part of a team that enthusiastically and successfully develops innovative products? If so, apply for this full-time vacancy for Breeder at our offices in Almería (Spain)

The vacancy for a Breeder at Rijk Zwaan
In this role, you play a part in the development of the next generation of successful varieties, splitting your time between the office, the field and the greenhouse. You are responsible for all kinds of breeding tasks such as monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the various selection and variety trials, both at home and abroad. You are additionally involved in planning and organising the breeding activities and further improving them where necessary. Besides making a contribution within your own team, you also work in close collaboration with other departments such as crop care, production and sales/marketing. Ultimately, the best varieties are chosen for our customers in conjunction with the local sales teams.

We are seeking a Breeder with:

  • A scientific university degree in a subject such as plant sciences, or graduate-level competence acquired through experience
  • Master or Phd in Genetic
  • Relevant professional experience is an advantage 

Furthermore, you have a passion for genetics, work with a high level of accuracy, have a keen eye for detail and take a pragmatic approach. You enjoy analysing data and looking for creative solutions. You have good organisational skills and are able to maintain a clear overview. You like being part of a team but can also work well autonomously. You are a strong communicator and have a consultative decision-making style. Additionally, you are able to assess the value of new breeding concepts and to translate them into feasible breeding projects. In view of the international nature of this role you must be good level in written and spoken English and you must also be willing to travel abroad regularly.


You can address your application in our candidate website. For more information about this, vacancy and our company please contact Mar Hernández (Human Resources), telephone number 950.62.62.90 extension 208.

We will consider your application carefully, which may take some time. You will hear from us as soon as possible.