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Research Technician

Job in Bergschenhoek, the Netherlands

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English (Fluent)

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1 to 3 years

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The successful candidate will thrive on meeting scientific challenges, insist on high quality results, demonstrate effective problem solving skills, and be detail and results oriented while working in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment. The candidate will work as part of the breeding team building strong relationships with Monsanto managers, peers, and partners.

Your main responsibilities:

The Research Technician will be responsible for supporting the activities of the Heated Glasshouse Tomato breeding program in Bergschenhoek. As a Research Technician, you will have the opportunity to work with leading technology and talented cross functional scientists seeking to deliver the very best genetics for our vegetable seeds. This will involve overseeing and executing directives for the glasshouse operations team. You will support the management of the farm resources to achieve successful field trials and trial seed productions. 

Activities can include, but are not limited to:

·       Prepare, arrange and check all daily/seasonal operational breeding tasks to accomplish a successful tomato breeding program; including sowings, plantings, crossing blocks, breeding nurseries trials and marker assisted selection projects to incorporate genes for disease resistance and quality traits.

·       Connect with the greenhouse supervisor to ensure enough labor is arranged, supervise the task to ensure the work is executed correctly and report back any observation back to the breeder/ research associate.

·       Ensure all necessary equipment, safety and phytosanitary training is carried out as required by regulations and company policy. 

·       Effectively use computers and handheld data collection devices for record keeping, reports, spreadsheets, and field data.   

Who you are

  • Bachelor in Plant Science or related field. Agricultural field experience required.
  • Knowledge of crop production and farming practices in vegetable agronomy
  • Effective team leadership qualities including excellent organizational, time management and motivational skills, accurate record keeping and attention to detail.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel). 
  • Comfortable with greenhouse work, sometimes under tough weather conditions.

Desired skills/experience:

  • Social skills and teamplayer.
  • Familiarity with breeding methodologies.
  • Knowledge on plant breeding and genetics.

We offer:

A key position, operating in an international, stimulating and dynamic environment;

The opportunity to work & develop within a market leading, international, organization;

A position with an attractive salary and competitive package of benefits.

Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.

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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Our products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, we aim to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power.

15,000 employees

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