Do you have an interest in plant breeding? Do you have an eye for detail? And do you like to analyze different plant phenotypes? If so, apply for this vacancy for Tomato Phenotyping at our office in De Lier, The Netherlands.
The internship Tomato Phenotyping at Rijk Zwaan
During the process of tomato breeding, large amounts of potential parent lines are developed. These could be used in an almost indefinite amount of testcrosses. The biggest challenge in hybrid breeding is to accurately predict the hybrid phenotype. Apart from hybrid prediction it is also important to zoom in on plant traits like QTLs or with even more detail; specific genes.
This internship at the Tomato Breeding department consists of two parts. The first part is to collect and analyze phenotypic data of hybrids coming from a population of crosses. This data will be used to predict which other possible combinations would give the best hybrid. In the second part you will work in detail on some traits, of which the genetics are not yet fully understood. The goal is to gather knowledge about these traits, determine the genetics and discover the causal QTLs. During this internship you are responsible for advancing these running breeding projects, by extensive phenotyping, hybrid prediction modelling and QTL mapping.
We are seeking a trainee Tomato Phenotyping with:
· MSc student, preferably in the area of plant breeding/research
· An availability for 4-6 months, full-time
· Available from February onwards
Furthermore you are:
· Skilled with computers
Simply click on 'Apply' at the bottom of this page to apply directly. If it's not possible for you to apply via our website, please send your application to work@. rijkzwaan.nl
We strive to respond to you within 2 weeks of receiving your application. If we see opportunities, we will arrange an interview for you with an internship supervisor. We will also discuss your internship allowance during this interview.
About Rijk Zwaan
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 globally. 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 contribute to the health and well-being of people all over the world. Everything we do is about growth. The growth of natural products that we export around the world. The growth of our company, which currently employs over 2800 people in more than 30 countries. And above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential. Working with colleagues to produce the best and tastiest vegetables. Reinforcing, helping and inspiring one another. That’s how we want to continuously work together.
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