Resistance Breeder (m/f/d)

Resistance Breeder (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Breeding

Nagele, Flevoland, NL

ID:  333

Aardevo is a recently formed Joint Venture between KWS SAAT and J.R. Simplot Company. In Aardevo we fully focus on developing diploid hybrid potato varieties. With our hybrid breeding program, we aim to deliver innovative and high performing potato varieties for several markets. Our international headquarters and main breeding station is located in Nagele, The Netherlands, close to the World Potato City Emmeloord. 

To strengthen our international breeding and R&D team, Aardevo is looking for you to join and work in an international breeders network to develop and implement disease and pest resistance strategies to strengthen our pipeline of innovative potato varieties. We employ a broad range of breeding methodologies and molecular breeding tools to develop this pipeline of potato hybrid varieties. The position is stationed in our headquarters in Nagele, The Netherlands.

Your tasks:

  • Develop and implement resistance strategies for our diploid hybrid breeding pipeline: identify resistance sources, develop strategies for the introgression of these sources into our germplasm
  • Work with the hybrid potato team to determine and develop a strategy for the resistance breeding program for hybrid potato
  • Design a program to generate genotypic and phenotypic data to support resistance breeding
  • We offer access to state-of-the-art technologies and diverse expertise in breeding, molecular biology, bioinformatics and data management
  • You will receive a thorough on-the-job training to grow into your role

 Your profile: 

  • Solid and practical bases in phytopathology and plant breeding
  • Industry experience is a plus
  • Experience with the use of phenotypic and genomic data
  • Ability to collaborate with breeders, scientists and technicians from Aardevo and partners
  • Excellent team player to work within an international team
  • Professional written and verbal communication in English, Dutch would be an asset
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About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed and sunflowers. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.147 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries.
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