Researcher Seed Technology

  • Netherlands, De Lier
  • Research & Breeding
  • PhD

Are you an entrepreneurial researcher and do you have a keen interest in starting and conducting research projects focused on molecular processes within vegetable seeds? Then you are the Researcher we are looking for at our office in De Lier!

How does your job as Researcher Seed Technology at Rijk Zwaan look like?

As a Researcher within the seed physiology team you are responsible for starting and conducting research projects focused on molecular processes within vegetable seeds. The insights of these projects are used to improve genetics, production and seed treatments. With this, we contribute to the quality of good and healthy seed. In this position you often work together with the Bioinformatics and Biotechnology departments of Rijk Zwaan.
Additionally, you are responsible for:

  • Starting and conducting research projects in close consultation with the research departments;
  • Providing guidance to Technicians and Assistants regarding research projects;
  • Communicating about the results of the research projects;
  • Keeping up to date with the latest developments in the research field.

Your contribution:

You are interested in seed physiology and molecular research. You are also entrepreneurial, creative and you have very good analytical skills. You like to work in multidisciplinary projects and you are a good team player. You are also able to create support and make decisions. You have excellent communication skills.
In addition, we can find the following on your resume:

  • A completed PhD in the field of Plant Sciences;
  • Minimal 5 years of working experience in research;
  • Broad knowledge of and experience with plant physiology;
  • Knowledge of and experience with molecular biological techniques;
  • Knowledge of and experience with project management.

What can you expect from us?

As a Seed Technology Researcher you will become part of the seed physiology team. The team consists of 13 colleagues who work on the seed quality of our vegetable varieties. In addition to an informal work environment where you get a lot of freedom, we are happy to offer you:

  • A permanent contract from the start for a minimum of 30 hours and a maximum of 38 hours a week;
  • Market-based salary based on job level and experience;
  • Various training opportunities through our Rijk Zwaan Academy;
  • A good work/life balance;
  • An entrepreneurial work environment with constantly new challenges.

Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?
In De Lier, nearby Delft, you can find the headquarters 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.
From our strategic position we contribute to the world food supply. Everything we do is about growth. The growth of natural 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 Madlen Bendel (Advisor Human Resources).
An assessment will be part of the procedure.

Your application process

Phone interview

Two face to face interviews

Terms of employment interview


A permanent contract from the start!

I’d like to receive your application

Madlen Bendel

Advisor Human Resources

Bioloog met organisatietalent

  • Netherlands, De Lier
  • Research & Breeding
  • Master
  • Bachelor

Ondernemende Plantenwetenschapper

  • Netherlands, De Lier
  • Management
  • PhD
  • Master

Onderzoeker Celbiologie Implementatie

  • Netherlands, Fijnaart
  • Laboratory
  • Research & Breeding
  • PhD
  • Master