Nederland, Enkhuizen, Nederland (Fulltime)

Researcher Cell Biology

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Generate Genetic Variability

Nederland, Enkhuizen - fulltime at master level

Plants are engaged in a continuous evolutionary struggle for survival against their pathogens. The investigation of candidate genes responsible for disease resistances is therefore one of the most important goals in breeding. We use advanced plant cell techniques to provide our research departments with leads to improve breeding materials.

What are you going to do?

As a Researcher Cell Biology you will carry out research independently. You will explore and test new ideas and convert them into protocols. With these protocols you will produce plant materials for diverse research departments.

Furthermore you will make sure your protocols are well understood and properly applied by your colleagues. You will collaborate closely together with colleagues from cell biology and molecular biology departments. You will report to the Manager Plant Cell Technologies.

Your power

You are a dedicated researcher with a fascination for plant cells. You are highly interested in advanced plant cell techniques and you are able to deal with complex research challenges. You are a practical and creative person and you are able to bring the newest research findings into practice.

Furthermore you are able to communicate about your research and share knowledge on different levels while being aware of possible research confidentiality. You work at MSc level in biology and you are specialised in the field of plant cell biology.

You have relevant work experience in one or more of the following disciplines: cell and tissue culture, protoplast technologies, plant development, plant embryogenesis, transformation and gene-editing.


  • MSc biology, specialized in plant cell biology
  • Relevant work experience

Our power

We are an independent vegetable seed company, breeding, producing and marketing our varieties all over the world. There's a good chance that you'll find our tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, lettuce or other vegetables on your plate, no matter where you are. We are a company with a supportive, energetic culture.

As an employee of Enza Zaden, you’ll have more than 1800 colleagues of 40 nationalities worldwide. Strong team players with an entrepreneurial spirit who easily take responsibilities is exactly what we like to see in our employees here at Enza Zaden. Are you going to join us? We offer you a positive working environment and ample opportunities for personal development. Plus a competitive salary and excellent benefits.


Please send your application to the HR department, via the button below. For more information please contact Jettie Ploeger,  HR Advisor, phone +31 (0)228 350 100.