Vacancy Tomato Selector

  • Turkey, Antalya
  • Research & Breeding
  • Bachelor  | Master

Do you have a passion for plant breeding? Would you like to be part of a team that enthusiastically and successfully develops new tomato varieties for the Turkish and surrounding markets? If so, please apply for this position.

What does your job as Tomato Selector at Rijk Zwaan look like?

Within the breeding department of Rijk Zwaan we are developing new varieties. As a selector, you assist breeding in generating varieties, creating and selecting the parental lines, contributing for carrying out a trial plan and testing trial hybrids. You will be involved in the practical breeding activities, such as phenotyping, valuating evaluating and reporting on the various selection and variety trials at the station and also externally in the reference regions.

Additionally, you are responsible for:

  • Breeding administration in the relevant systems
  • Marker Assisted Backcross for introgression of new traits into the breeding program and planning all activities that are needed for the backcross progress
  • Co-ordinate the collection of extra supportive information such as shelf life, yield data
  • Integrate information from pathology, pre-breeding and molecular biology into the program

Your contribution:

You are interested in plant breeding and like to work in the greenhouse and field. You have good planning and organising skills. You are also a good team player and communicator, able to maintain the contacts in our local and international organisation. You are pro-active, entrepreneurial, willing to take initiatives, have an interest in discovering new things, able to solve problems and yet able to keep the focus. You are at good level in speaking and writing both in Turkish as well as in English.

You will also have the following on your CV:

  • A BS degree, in Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Biotechnology and similar departments with high interest in plant breeding
  • Relevant working experience in practical breeding activities, preferably in tomato crop
  • A current driving licence

What can you expect from us?

Rijk Zwaan is one of the leading companies in vegetable seed sector. As Tomato Selector, you will be part of the tomato breeding team. You will work closely with the local team as well as collaborate with the tomato breeding team worldwide. Besides, we would like to invest in our young professionals, and that means investing in your personal development and training as well as pleasant collaboration with colleagues in different departments and countries. Therefore, we are pleased to offer you:

  • A permanent contract right from the start
  • Scope to be enterprising and opportunity to develop your skills
  • People-oriented company culture with employees being the most important assets and treated accordingly
  • Global company environment with frequent international contact
  • Participation in international events and organisations
  • International training programs organised by Rijk Zwaan Academy

Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?

Rijk Zwaan Turkey is located in Yukarıkocayatak / Serik Region of Antalya. Currently we are employing 125 people. 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 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 3600 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 towards a healthy future.

Like the sound of this?

Please send your CV and motivation letter in English to Your application will be considered carefully, which may take some time. You will hear from us as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email.

Your application process

Skype interviews

Face-to-face interviews

Assessment center

Job offer

A permanent contract right from the start

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