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Internship: Improving taste in radish

Are you interested in breeding and looking for an informative internship? If you want to be part of one of our prebreeding departments, apply for this internship at our location in Fijnaart.
How does a typical working day look like?
During this internship you will work on a literature study in which you optionally also experience the practical side of radish breeding. The following questions are guiding your literature research: which components are decisive for the taste of radish? Do these components have other physiological or protective functions in the plant, in addition to taste perception? And how can breeding be as effective as possible with respect to taste? The internship is suitable for a bachelor or master thesis study as well as a cooperative internship in which you study literature, and can be written in Dutch or English.
Your contribution…
You have analytical skills and can easily distinguish essentials from side issues. In addition, you are organized and able to work independently.
In addition we can find the following on your CV:
  • Currently following a bachelor or master, preferably in the work field of Plant Sciences or Biology
  • Full-time availability of at least 8 weeks (period is in consultation)
What can you expect from us?
Together with your colleagues from one of our prebreeding departments, you work on the optimization of the taste of radish. Our motto is: Reinforcing, helping and inspiring one another. In addition, we’re happy to offer you:
  • The freedom to take the initiative and work on your own development
  • The possibility to contribute to a healthy future for everyone
  • Weekly salads, soups and fruit in our cafeteria
  •  An appropriate internship allowance
Simply click on 'Apply' to apply directly. You can address you application to Vera Batelaan.
We strive to respond to you within 2 weeks of receiving your application. If we see opportunities, we will arrange an interview for you with an internship supervisor. We will also discuss your internship allowance during this interview.
About Rijk Zwaan
One of the Research and Development locations of Rijk Zwaan is stationed in Fijnaart. Rijk Zwaan is an international family company with a people-oriented culture. Rijk Zwaan is right at the start of the food chain. We develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them globally. We have a long-term focus, which is why we offer our employees a permanent contract as soon as they join us. From our strategic position we contribute to the health and well-being of people all over the world. Everything we do is about growth. The growth of natural products that we export around the world. The growth of our company, which currently employs around 3,000 people in more than 30 countries. And above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential. Working with colleagues to produce the best and tastiest vegetables. Reinforcing, helping and inspiring one another. That’s how we want to continuously work together

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