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
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. You develop variety components with resistance to e.g. late blight. For this program, you identify resistance sources and optimize the introgression of these in our germplasm. You develop and improve assays to test resistance in the field and glass house. To achieve your goals, you interact closely with the breeding team at Aardevo, and you have access to state-of-the-art technologies at both KWS and Simplot. 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.
- Msc or PhD in plant breeding, agronomy or biology
- Strong background in quantitative genetics and breeding methodology
- Experience in the layout of field and greenhouse trials, 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? Follow this link to apply.