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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

Resistance Breeder

What do we offer…

As resistance breeder, you make an essential contribution to our growing hybrid potato breeding program by developing and implementing a powerful strategy to improve disease and pest resistance. For this program, you identify resistance sources and optimize the introgression of these in our germplasm. To achieve your goals, you have access to state-of-the-art technologies at the headquarters of KWS and Simplot, and you will closely interact with the breeding team. We offer an exciting job at the interface of research and product development in a growing enterprise with lots of room for personal growth.

What are we looking for…

You are a pragmatic team player with a strategic and entrepreneurial mindset. You are pro-active, well organized, and you keep an eye on costs. You combine a passion for breeding with expertise in phytopathology and resistances.

Your skills…....
  • Phd in plant breeding
  • Solid base in phytopathology
  • Industry experience is a plus
  • Professional written and verbal 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