Careers in the Netherlands

Technician Bioinformatics

Are you interested in applying state-of-the-art bioinformatics techniques in plant breeding context? Are you a team player who enjoys to work in multidisciplinary projects? If so, apply for this position at our office in Fijnaart, The Netherlands.
Your day as Technician Bioinformatics:
In the biotechnology research facility of Rijk Zwaan, you will join the bioinformatics team to apply various bioinformatics analyses to answer the research questions. In these multidisciplinary projects, you will be responsible for analyzing and combining various omics data. Together with other bioinformatics colleagues, you are responsible for running and maintaining various existing bioinformatics analyses pipelines. You also maintain in-house databases and update them regularly. Your analytical skills and drive help you to maintain high quality standards on various bioinformatics analyses and resolve complex biological research questions. Next to that, together with your colleagues, you will contribute to the development and implementation of new bioinformatics  tools and pipelines to facilitate and further expand genomics research at Rijk Zwaan. 
Your contribution:
Hands on experience with next-generation sequence-related bioinformatics analyses (eg: whole/targeted genome assembly, alignments, annotation etc) and in utilizing various public databases. You are capable of working on several projects in parallel, while upholding high standards. Beside this you are an enthusiastic team player with "Can do" attitude and you have a constant drive to improve.
In addition, your CV ticks the following boxes:
  • A Bachelor degree in Bioinformatics/Computational biology or similar
  • Advanced skill in at least one programming language such as Python, Java, R
What can you expect from us?
  • A permanent contract from the start
  • Various training courses and opportunities through our very own Rijk Zwaan Academy
  • The freedom to take the initiative and work on your own development
 You can address your application to Jeanet van Someren (Advisor Human Resources). Click on 'Apply' to apply directly.
We will consider your application carefully, which may take some time. You will hear from us as soon as possible.
An assessment will be part of the procedure. 

Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?
In Fijnaart, Moerdijk region of The Netherlands, is a Research and Development location based of Rijk Zwaan - 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 over 3,000 people in over 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 towards a healthy future.

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