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Junior Breeder Lettuce

Enza Zaden | wo | Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Geplaatst: 06/05/2020

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Do you have passion for plants? 

Do you want to contribute to the Enza Zaden vision to grant worldwide access to healthy vegetables? We are looking for a creative Junior Breeder Lettuce with excellent analytical and organisational skills.

What are you going to do as a Junior Breeder Lettuce

As Junior Breeder Lettuce you will contribute to the development of new varieties. You assist in the observation, evaluation and selection in breeding and screening trials. You record, process and analyse breeding and screening data. With the collected information, you are able to create new varieties for the designated markets.

You are part of the Lettuce Breeding team consisting of experienced breeders, biotech breeders, assistant breeders and technicians. You will work closely together with colleagues of other departments, ranging from commercial specialists to researchers. 

Your power

When you see a group of plants your analytical skills are triggered making you notice every detail and assessing their relevance. You are eager to learn and to develop yourself to become an all-round breeder.

Modern methods of plant breeding are your main professional interest. You can work independently, but you can also cooperate with a team. Furthermore, you are an enthusiastic entrepreneur who sees new possibilities and comes with creative ideas.

Travelling abroad several times per year will be part of your job.

In short, you:

  • have a MSc degree in Plant Science;
  • have excellent analytical skills;
  • are aware of the (team) results to be achieved and contribute to the achievement;
  • have an international mindset;
  • are energised by working together in teams across functions;
  • have good communication skills in English language (Dutch language skills are a plus);
  • have a passion for breeding.

Our power

Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers. In order to explain this properly (and as briefly as possible) we have made an animation.

For more than 80 years we are working with the best that nature offers. We support this with state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. That is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes up 6 to 10 years.

The results? Strong, healthy, tasty and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer.

Our strength? More than 2000 passionate colleagues worldwide working together on the vegetables of tomorrow. Therefore, we continuously invest in knowledge and skills with our Enza Academy and under the flag of enzActive we organise various sports activities to stay healthy.


Please, send your application to our HR department, via the button below.

More information:

  • Annemarie Weening, Recruiter, +31 6 2970 6834

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