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Almería, Spanje (Fulltime)

Breeder Cucumber

Woman with a bowl of sweet peppers

 

Analyse breeding and screening data

We are looking for an enthusiastic and analytical Breeder Cucumber. The ideal candidate is experienced in agricultural research and is eager to learn more about Cucumber breeding. 

What are you going to do?

As a Cucumber Breeder, you will contribute to the development of new cucumber varieties. You will analyse breeding and screening data, linking market needs to breeding goals. Furthermore, you will be involved in the introduction of new varieties in the market. To achieve your goals you will work together in international and multidisciplinary teams. You are on top of the latest market developments and able to translate these to your breeding program. In this process, you are able to connect with internal and external parties. 

Your power

You are an enthusiastic and creative entrepreneur with a long-term vision on breeding with excellent analytical and communication skills. Furthermore, you are familiar with novel molecular breeding technologies and you are able to implement these in your breeding program. Additionally you are not afraid to make decisions and you function well in an international team.

Requirements

  • BSc or MSc level in plant science and good understanding of plant breeding and genetics. 
  • Practical work experience in growing and working with plants and assessing trials is preferred. 
  • Fluent in English.

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.

Our goal is to grant people access to healthy vegetables. Anywhere in the world. Every day, more than 460 million people worldwide eat our vegetables. So, we are getting there ... but there is still enough work to be done! Of course, we look further than present needs. In 2050, when there will be about 10 billion inhabitants on our planet, we also want to make sure that people have access to healthy vegetables. 

To achieve this, our vegetable breeders work with the best that nature offers. Supported by state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. And that is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes at least 6 years. We focus on higher yield, resistance to diseases and pests and climate extremes such as heat and drought. And on taste, shelf life and nutrients. 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. In short, sustainability is truly in our DNA.

Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues all over the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family business, where around 2000 employees from more than 40 nationalities closely work together in international teams.

Interested? 

Please, send your application to our HR department, recursoshumanos@enzazaden.es. More information:

  • Rosabel Barroso, HR Generalist, R.barroso@enzazaden.es