Genomic Breeder

  • 荷兰, 费纳特
  • 研发
  • 博士

Do you enjoy initiating and leading new projects? Are you communicative and convincing? Do you want to contribute to our breeding programs by developing new methods and tools? Then you are the Genomic Breeder we are looking for at our office in Fijnaart!

How does your job as Genomic Breeder at Rijk Zwaan look like?

Rijk Zwaan is a worldwide leading player in the development of vegetable varieties. As Genomic Breeder you are responsible for biostatistical analyses and development of methods and tools that integrate genotypic and phenotypic information. These analysis, methods and tools support breeders in their selection decisions when developing new varieties. In this position, you will work project based. You will be responsible not only for technical decisions, but also for a smooth project management. You execute your projects in close collaboration with colleagues with expertise in bioinformatics, IT, quantitative genetics, molecular biology and image analysis.

Your contribution:

You are able to process complex information in such a way that it becomes applicable in breeding. You are able to convince colleagues to adopt new analyses and methods. You are creative, pragmatic and able to identify needs for new projects and to lead such projects. You have excellent communication skills and enjoy working together. We are looking for an ambitious professional who is not only focused on the substantive aspect of the job but also wants to develop future leadership skills. In addition, we can find the following on your resume:

  • A completed PhD, in the field of plant science, quantitative genetics and/or biostatistics, or relevant working experience in this area
  • Experience with project management
  • Knowledge of and experience with the design and application of genetic studies, breeding strategies and selection methods. Given the international character, your English language skills are excellent

What can you expect from us?

As genomic breeder you will be part of the Lettuce breeding department. The international lettuce department consists of more than 70 colleagues. You work together and share knowledge with 5 other genomic breeders who are part of different breeding departments. Besides the international growing working environment, we are happy to offer you:

  • A permanent contract from the start for 38 hours a week
  • Various training opportunities through our Rijk Zwaan Academy
  • A good work/life balance
  • An innovative work environment with constantly new challenges;
  • Daily fresh soups, salads and fruit

Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?

In Fijnaart, West-Brabant, you can find a Research & Development location of Rijk Zwaan. 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 to growers and other chain partners. From our strategic position we contribute to the world food supply. Everything we do is about healthy growth. The growth of natural and healthy products that we export around the world. The growth of our company and above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential.


Do you recognize yourself and would you like to start as soon as possible? Click on 'Apply' to apply directly. You can address your application to Jeanet van Someren (Advisor Human Resources).
As your application will be reviewed carefully by several colleagues, you will hear from us within two weeks. An assessment will be part of the procedure.


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Jeanet van Someren

Advisor Human Resources

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