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Aardevo started in 2019 as a joint venture between KWS SAAT, a global player in seed breeding, and J.R. Simplot Company, one of the largest potato processors in the world. In Aardevo, we fully focus on developing diploid hybrid potato varieties. With a growing international team, we build on a program that has been under development since 2012. With our hybrid breeding technology, we aim to drastically accelerate the development of new potato varieties. From our head office in Nagele, located one hour north of Amsterdam, and our location in Boise, Idaho in the United States, we are working on a new future for potato breeding and cultivation. Do you want to be part of this future of the potato? Now you can, as we are looking in our team in Nagele for an

Intern hybrid potato breeding

What do we offer…
As intern in our hybrid potato breeding program, you will assist one of our breeders. You will generate and analyse your own data within this project. This entails practical work in the field and glass house, as well as the analysis of phenotypic and genetic data. Furthermore, you join our team members to get an insight into the other breeding and research activities at our station. This internship is a great opportunity to learn about an innovative approach to potato breeding and to develop your skills in practical breeding and the analysis of genetic data.

The internship is designed to take 5 to 6 months and should cover the months July, August and September 2020. We offer a fair salary. We offer you to live in our guest house on the breeding station, which is equipped with everything necessary for a longer stay.

What we are looking for…
You are an enthusiastic student of agronomy or related field, who is keen to learn about breeding and plant genetics, and who likes hands-on work just as data crunching.

Your skills…

  • M.Sc. study in plant sciences, plant biotechnology or related field
  • Good proficiency in English, Dutch is a plus

Do you recognize yourself in this? Apply now and send your CV and motivation letter to caroline.wagner@aardevo.com until November 30th 2019.