Ambitious Plant Breeder, NL

Would you like to work at one of the top vegetable breeding companies? If so, apply for this full-time vacancy for Ambitious Plant Breeders at our office in De Lier or Fijnaart.

The vacancy for an Ambitious Plant Breeder at Rijk Zwaan

Rijk Zwaan is a strongly growing organisation and is, therefore, always looking for ambitious plant breeders. We are looking for experienced plant breeders who can set up the breeding strategy of a crop and who are able to head an international plant breeding team. In addition, we are looking for ambitious young plant breeders who would like to be trained for this type of function in the future. Depending on experience and interest, you would either focus more on plant breeding research or on variety development. You start as a selector, pre-breeder or breeder. You will have intensive guidance from colleagues and you are closely involved in the work. We like to give you free rein in order to make full use of your creativity and specialism. This entails that you will have plenty of freedom and a lot of responsibility within a company with an atmosphere aimed at collaboration. Rijk Zwaan focuses strongly on innovation and invests heavily, therefore, in Research & Development. Freedom and responsibility.

We are seeking an Ambitious Plant Breeder with:

  • a BSc or MSc degree, preferably in the area of Plant Sciences
  • you recently graduated, finished your PhD or have extensive practical experience as a Breeder

Furthermore you have a practical attitude, excellent organisational, communicative and administrative skills. You are capable of working independently and as part of a team.


You can address your application to Jeanet van Someren (Advisor Human Resources). 

We will consider your application carefully, which may take some time. You will hear from us as soon as possible.

Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?

Rijk Zwaan is an international family company with a people-oriented culture. Rijk Zwaan is right at the start of the food chain. We develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them to growers all over the world. We have a long-term focus, which is why we offer our employees a permanent contract as soon as they join us.
From our strategic position, we can – and do – make a contribution to the health and well-being of people all over the world. Everything we do is about growth: the growth of natural products which we export globally. The growth of our company, which currently employs over 2,600 people in more than 30 countries. And above all the growth of our employees: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential. Working with colleagues to get maximum goodness and taste out of nature. Reinforcing, helping and inspiring one another. That’s how we strive to continuously work together towards a healthy future.

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