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Intern Leafy Biotech Breeding

Enza Zaden | hbo | Enkhuizen, the Netherlands
Geplaatst: 04/06/2021

Internship possibility to facilitate the breeding process to create the best vegetable varieties

What are you going to do?

As intern Biotech Breeding, you will work together with the Leafy Breeding team (Breeders, Technicians and Biotech Breeders) and contribute to the development of new crop varieties. You will work together with colleagues of other departments, ranging from facilities to the crop breeding teams.

You will get your own practical project to assess the agronomical value of leafy material into new breeding systems. This project involves indoors work in combination with data and image analyses. The goal of any of our projects, in the long run, will be to develop new breeding processes that will enable breeders to create the best vegetable varieties.

Your power

You are interested in plant breeding and its new applications. You are familiar with phenotyping and can assess statistical analysis. You have the drive to dig into your project and you persevere in front of unexpected results. You are an enthusiastic student who acts on own initiative, sees new possibilities and comes with creative ideas. Furthermore, you have good organizational and communication skills and are a strong team player.

In short, you:

  • are an HBO or Bachelor student (for example in Plant Breeding / Plant Sciences);
  • are available between September 2021 – March 2022;
  • have experience with phenotyping;
  • are an independent and accurate worker;
  • have good communication skills in the English language.

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.

Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues throughout the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family company in which some 2,000 employees from over 40 nationalities spread across 6 continents work together closely in international teams.


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