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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 a

Quantitative geneticist

What do we offer…
As quantitative geneticist, you make an essential contribution to the speed and efficiency of our hybrid potato activities by implementing genomic selection into our breeding pipeline. You shape the breeding strategy by designing and implementing robust statistical approaches and computational pipelines. Furthermore, you play a key-role in the implementation of digital phenotyping. You work in close collaboration with the Aardevo breeding team as well as scientists at KWS and Simplot. We offer access to state-of-the-art technologies and diverse expertise in breeding, molecular biology, bioinformatics and data management. You lead a full time scientist. We offer a versatile job in an international organization with lots of room for personal growth.

What we are looking for…
You are a pragmatic team player with a strong strategic and product-oriented mindset. Your passion is genetics and you enjoy, as critical thinker - diligent data analysis. You are keen to translate quantitative genetics into practical solutions that boost the efficiency of hybrid potato breeding.

Your skills…

  • You have a PhD in plant breeding, quantitative genetics or related field
  • Practical knowledge of plant breeding
  • Industry experience is a plus
  • Affinity with statistics and demonstrated expertise with handling of large data sets
  • Professional communication in English; Dutch would be an asset

Do you recognize yourself in this? Apply now and send us your CV and motivation letter through this link

Would you like to know more about the role within the renewed world of Aardevo and hybrid potato breeding, please contact Maria Elisabetta Fabris: Maria.Fabris@kws.com