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Molecular Breeding Associate

Aardevo / Nomilk2day B.V. | hbo wo | Nagele, Netherlands
Geplaatst: 23/02/2021

Aardevo is a potato breeding company based on the premise of developing the potato of the future. They are developing new, future-proof varieties of potato with their innovative diploid hybrid breeding process. Their ultimate aim is to produce true potato seeds from these hybrid potatoes, seeds that can be more efficiently exported across the globe.

Molecular Breeding Associate


Play an essential role in running the molecular breeding pipeline for diploid hybrid potato varieties. At Aardevo you will get the responsibility for a broad range of tasks to manage the workflows for molecular breeding.

What are you going to do?

As a molecular breeding associate, you play an essential part in the running of the molecular breeding pipeline that assists and informs our breeding program. You will take responsibility for managing the sampling workflows for molecular breeding projects by creating planting, crossing and harvest lists using our proprietary breeding database. You will plan molecular marker projects, prepare marker orders, and analyse and interpret datasets generated with the latest molecular marker technologies using state-of-the-art software.

You will work closely with technicians, breeders and scientists, and will act as contact person for the marker lab at KWS Saat SE headquarters in Germany. You will be actively involved in phenotyping of populations in the field and glasshouse and will train technicians to assist you.

You will have a leading role in improving and streamlining workflows for practical work and data analysis, including creating new scripts for evaluating marker data. You will take responsibility for research projects to enhance our molecular capabilities, including developing new targeted markers for important traits and ensuring they are implemented in our breeding program. You will also lead a molecular breeding assistant to enable them to carry out routine analyses for the team.

The offer

  • An exciting job at the interface of research and product development in a growing enterprise
  • Lots of room for personal growth within an international team
  • A good salary package, including an attractive commuting allowance


You are a pragmatic and organized team player who can provide timely data-driven solutions. You have excellent interpersonal skills with the mindset to interact with multi-disciplinary and international colleagues.

  • MSc in Molecular Biology, Plant Breeding, Genetics or related field 
  • Good knowledge of molecular breeding and associated techniques/technologies
  • Practical knowledge and experience in molecular software and data management tools (R, Excel, Access, PowerBI)
  • Affinity to create R scripts and work with large data sets and databases 
  • Strong communication skills in spoken and written Dutch and English


Nagele, Netherlands

More information?

Please contact Jan Gert Roest
Senior Consultant Horticulture & Agriculture at Nomilk2day Headhunters

Aardevo has exclusively selected Nomilk2day as recruitment partner for this vacancy. Nomilk2day Headhunters connects organisations and professionals active in agribusiness, food and industry. Always driven by shared ambitions. For permanent and temporary positions in the 50-250k salary range. Our services focus on executive search, recruitment and interim management.

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