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Senior Technician Molecular Biology

Posted 4 Jul 2022
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COMPANY PROFILE

Axia is a breeding company in vegetable seeds for heated and unheated greenhouse cultivation, with or without artificial light. Our company was founded in 2010. We started with a team of four and we now have more than 80 people working here. Our experts work day in and day out on developing and breeding new varieties. In the breeding process, we focus on taste and quality in combination with good yields. We use state-of-the-art research and development facilities to achieve this. Created with passion is our motto for a reason.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As Senior Technician Molecular Biology you will report directly to the Lead Molecular Biology and will work closely with the other technicians in order to process the increasing amount of samples which reach our laboratory in Naaldwijk from NL, but also from USA, Spain or Turkey.

Key responsabilities:

  • Be the face of the laboratory in terms of communication with users (mainly breeders)
  • Organise together with the team the routine work
  • Increase efficiency in working procedures
  • Support research on implementation of new markers or technologies
  • Knowledge of complete marker portfolio
  • Perform daily routine work: DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, RT-qPCR, electrophoresis,…

EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of a HBO/BS on Molecular Biology or Plant Biotechnology
  • Proactive, energetic and fast learning person
  • Independent and organised person
  • Proficiency in English
  • Experience with DNA isolation and PCR is a pre-requisite
  • Experience with KASP genotyping preferred
  • Experience with library preparation for sequencing is a plus

Axia is een innovatief veredelingsbedrijf in groentezaden. Als relatieve nieuwkomer door de start in 2010 heeft het bedrijf de laatste jaren behoorlijk naam gemaakt in de tomatensector. Axia staat voor waarde: kwaliteit, smaak en een meer dan interessante omzet voor de gehele keten. De betrokkenheid van het team en de moderne veredelingstechnieken vormen het geheim achter het succes!

Foods & Beverages
Naaldwijk
Active in 7 countries
70 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 36 years