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Senior Researcher Molecular Technologies

Enza Zaden | wo | Enkhuizen, Nederland
Geplaatst: 08/06/2021

Working at the forefront of plant research with cutting edge technology

What are you going to do?

As a Senior Researcher Molecular Technologies, you will lead a team of enthusiastic researchers and scout for the latest technologies in the field of genomics. Together with your team, you develop new tools and methods to be used in research and or breeding. You are part of the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry department, which performs a wide range of research activities such as molecular marker development, bioinformatics and biochemical analysis.

Besides managing your research team, you will help to set the strategy for the department and will join as project manager or member of multidisciplinary teams, in which colleagues from other breeding or research departments (e.g. phytopathology or cell technologies) are represented.

Working within Enza Zaden R&D, means you will work at the forefront of plant research with cutting edge technology, to allow Enza Zaden breeders to rapidly develop the best vegetable varieties of the world.

Your power

You are a team leader and an expert in genome analysis, who recognizes opportunities, is creative and analytical. You have an eye for opportunities and with your excellent communication skills you like to share ideas to support your colleagues by providing them with (technological) solutions to further their research and breeding projects.

In short, you:

  • have a PhD degree with preferably 2-5 years working experience with various methods for DNA analysis and long read next generation sequencing; 
  • have strong people and project management skills; 
  • have knowledge of plant biology (preferred);
  • are fluent in English (Dutch language skills are a plus).

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.


Please, send your application to our HR department, via the ‘Apply’ button.

More information: Annemarie Weening, Recruiter, +31 62970 6834.