Research Assistant Phytopathology (Veredeling)

Research Assistant Phytopathology (Veredeling)

De Lier
Research Assistant Phytopathology (Veredeling)
Functie inhoud
For Dummen Orange in De Lier we are looking for a Research Assistant Phytopathology.

The organization
We are the world’s largest breeder and propagator of flowers and plants. Its annual turnover is about 350 million euro. The company employs over 7.300 employees worldwide. In addition to a large marketing and sales network, We have a diversified network of specialized production sites. The key to our success is a broad and deep product range, supported by a global supply chain. The company embraces its social responsibilities and invests in the health, safety and personal development of its staff.

Our organization grows and flourishes. This results in a fast-changing and, therefore, challenging environment. As a Research Assistant Phytopathology, you support the development and execution of phytopathology bioassays and research experiments within defined phytopathology projects.

The ideal candidate should be familiarized with plant pathology bioassays – involving fungi, bacteria, insects, and viruses – pathogen maintenance and plant culturing in greenhouses and controlled climates. Daily activities are dynamic, ranging from office based tasks to hands-on activities in the greenhouse, climate cell and laboratory. You work both independently and as part of a team within and between disciplines (including Genetics and Trait Discovery). You also work in close collaboration with members of the Technology Application team and report to the Project Lead Phytopathology. Depending on the season, your activities are based both in De Lier and Lisse, so flexibility between these locations is crucial.

  • Support in design, execute and analyze bio-assays.
  • Interpret and report results obtained from experiments.
  • Support the writing of literature reviews and protocols.
  • Contribute to projects reports to effectively deliver quality data and communicate the results with the stakeholders and project teams.
  • Effectively plan activities according to project plans and timelines.
  • Support in maintaining safe conditions for both the team members, the plants and the environment.
  • Support other activities in the phytopathology and other research teams.
  • Perform scouting activities for novel relevant methods, tools and technologies.
Functie eisen
  • BSc degree in plant sciences (or related topics).
  • Minimum of two years of proven work experience in a relevant field of breeding technology.
  • Experience with experimental design and data collection are crucial.
  • Experience with data visualization and statistical analysis are preferred.
  • Able to handle a diversity of activities and stakeholders.
  • Able to work independently, within the phytopathology team and interdisciplinary teams.
  • Analytical and critical mindset with strong problem solving and pro-active attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills and good command of the English language, both verbal and written. Basic understanding of Dutch is preferred.
Functie aanbod
Dümmen Orange has great global ambitions. Innovation, technology and quality are high priorities. This results in a challenging working environment in which you can develop yourself. Dümmen Orange offers its employees plenty of room for personal growth and development. We have an informal and easy accessible working environment in which cooperation is very important.

Dümmen Orange follows the Collective Labour Agreement for the Greenhouse Horticulture Sector which offers competitive leave benefits and pension scheme at BPL Pension. We invest in your future by paying a large part (2/3) of the pension premium.
Gewenste ervaring
Minimaal 2 jaar
Aantal uren per week
HBO / Bachelor
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