× Home For students
+
Register Participating companies Programme Speeddates Workshops Bio Science Park Excursion University Organizations For companies
+
How to participate? My company About us
+
The Board Board History Contact
+

Rijk Zwaan

CompanyLogo

Exhibition | Speeddate | Workshop

Number of employees

3500

Locations

De Lier

Countries

The Netherlands

Company profile

At Rijk Zwaan, we develop new vegetable varieties and sell the seeds for these varieties to our partners all around the world. We are a fast-growing, family-run company that invests significantly in research and development. People are at the heart of our approach and our culture is what sets us apart. With 3,500 colleagues in 30 countries, our passionate global team works collaboratively and enthusiastically every day to develop healthy and appealing vegetables.

Relevant studies

  • Computer Sciences
  • Biology
  • Life Sciences

Study levels

  • HBO
  • WO
  • PhD

Student backgrounds

  • Dutch
  • International

Speeddate

For exact details please take a look at the speeddate program.

Vacancies

Genomic Breeder

Do you enjoy initiating and leading new projects? Are you communicative and convincing? Do you want to contribute to our breeding programs by developing new methods and tools? Then you are the Genomic Breeder we are looking for at our office in Fijnaart!

How does your job as Genomic Breeder at Rijk Zwaan look like?
Rijk Zwaan is a worldwide leading player in the development of vegetable varieties. As Genomic Breeder you are responsible for biostatistical analyses and development of methods and tools that integrate genotypic and phenotypic information. These analysis, methods and tools support breeders in their selection decisions when developing new varieties. In this position, you will work project based. You will be responsible not only for technical decisions, but also for a smooth project management. You execute your projects in close collaboration with colleagues with expertise in bioinformatics, IT, quantitative genetics, molecular biology and image analysis.

Your contribution:
You are able to process complex information in such a way that it becomes applicable in breeding. You are able to convince colleagues to adopt new analyses and methods. You are creative, pragmatic and able to identify needs for new projects and to lead such projects. You have excellent communication skills and enjoy working together. We are looking for an ambitious professional who is not only focused on the substantive aspect of the job but also wants to develop future leadership skills. In addition, we can find the following on your resume:
• A completed PhD, in the field of plant science, quantitative genetics and/or biostatistics, or relevant working experience in this area
• Experience with project management
• Knowledge of and experience with the design and application of genetic studies, breeding strategies and selection methods. Given the international character, your English language skills are excellent

What can you expect from us?
As genomic breeder you will be part of the Lettuce breeding department. The international lettuce department consists of more than 70 colleagues. You work together and share knowledge with 5 other genomic breeders who are part of different breeding departments. Besides the international growing working environment, we are happy to offer you:
• A permanent contract from the start for 38 hours a week
• Various training opportunities through our Rijk Zwaan Academy
• A good work/life balance
• An innovative work environment with constantly new challenges;
• Daily fresh soups, salads and fruit

Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?
In Fijnaart, West-Brabant, you can find a Research & Development location of Rijk Zwaan. Rijk Zwaan is an international family company with a people-oriented culture. Rijk Zwaan is right at the start of the food chain. We develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them globally to growers and other chain partners. From our strategic position we contribute to the world food supply. Everything we do is about healthy growth. The growth of natural and healthy products that we export around the world. The growth of our company and above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential.

Interested?
Do you recognize yourself and would you like to start as soon as possible? Click on 'Apply' to apply directly. You can address your application to Jeanet van Someren (Advisor Human Resources).
As your application will be reviewed carefully by several colleagues, you will hear from us within two weeks. An assessment will be part of the procedure

Computer Sciences Biology Life Sciences Mathematics

Researcher Quantitative Genetics

Are you fascinated by the genetic inheritance of (plant) traits, do you enjoy analyzing data, and do you like programming algorithms and scripts? Then apply for this full-time vacancy for Researcher Quantitative Genetics in Fijnaart (The Netherlands).

How does a typical working day at Rijk Zwaan look for a Researcher Quantitative Genetics?
Within this role you are responsible for investigating the linkage between genetic markers and phenotypic traits. Your main job will be to perform QTL-studies and/or to run genomic selection and genomic prediction analyses on the data provided to you, and to report the results back to your colleagues in a clear and concise way. In addition, you will investigate and develop new ideas and methodologies to further unravel the genetic basis of (complex) traits. Together with colleagues from other data-driven departments you will be involved in the development of tools that enable easy access and implementation of the gained knowledge within the entire organization.

Your contribution as a Researcher Quantitative Genetics
You are a team player who uses his or her analytical skills to find solutions. You like to take the initiative and you dare to be critical. Plant breeding and its practical application are of interest to you and you find it interesting to work in an interdisciplinary environment. You have good communication skills that enable you to easily interact with the many different people and groups within and outside the company.
In addition we can find the following on your CV:
• A university background in plant breeding, biology, mathematics and/or statistics
• Experience in quantitative genetics and statistical research, preferably during a PhD study
• Experience with developing scripts and/or packages in R, experience with R-Shiny would be an advantage
• Proficiency in English; this is essential in view of the international nature of the department

What can you expect from us?
This vacancy is for a position within the department of Quantitative Genetics, a team of people enthusiastic about statistics, genetics and data analysis in general. Every day we are putting our statistical knowledge into practice for breeding by analyzing data and by collaborating closely with our colleagues in the R&D departments. In addition, we’re happy to offer you:
• A permanent contract from the start (32-38 hours/week)
• The possibility to travel abroad for conferences and relevant trainings
• The freedom to take the initiative and to develop yourself further within an organization where 30% of the turnover is invested in R&D
• The possibility to contribute to a healthy future for everybody

Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?
In Fijnaart, West-Brabant, you can find a Research & Development location of Rijk Zwaan. Rijk Zwaan is an international family company with a people-oriented culture. Rijk Zwaan is right at the start of the food chain. We develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them globally to growers and other chain partners. From our strategic position we contribute to the world food supply. Everything we do is about healthy growth. The growth of natural and healthy products that we export around the world. The growth of our company and above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential.

Interested?
You can address your application to Jeanet van Someren (Advisor Human Resources). Click on 'Apply' to apply directly.
We will consider your application carefully, which may take some time. You will hear from us as soon as possible.

Computer Sciences Biology Life Sciences Mathematics

Specialist Quality Management & Complaints

Ben je op zoek naar een functie waarin je het wereldwijde kwaliteitsbeleid vaststelt voor onze groentezaden? Werk je nauwkeurig en ben je analytisch en communicatief vaardig? Dan ben jij de specialist voor ons quality team!

Hoe ziet jouw functie als Specialist Quality Management & Complaints bij Rijk Zwaan eruit?
Als Specialist Quality Management & Complaints zorg je voor de vaststelling van de kwaliteitsnormen en het internationale vrijgavebeleid van de groentezaden. Met het team maak je de kwaliteitseisen van de klanten in verschillende markten, regio’s en segmenten inzichtelijk. De nadruk voor jou zal hierbij liggen op kiemkracht en zaadzuiverheid. Hierbij heb je regelmatig contact met de afdelingen Supply Chain, Sales en het laboratorium dat de kiem- en zaadzuiverheidstoetsen uitvoert. In deze functie houd jij je bezig met:
• Vaststellen van de kwaliteitsnormen van de groentezaden op basis van onder andere genetica, opwaardering en marktinformatie, in nauwe samenwerking met jouw Sales en Supply Chain collega’s
• Beleid schrijven voor het borgen van de vastgestelde kwaliteitsnormen en het vrijgaveproces van de zaadpartijen
• Controles uitvoeren op de reeds vrijgegeven zaadpartijen gericht op procesverbetering
• Ontwikkeling en implementatie van (nieuwe) testmethodes voor kwaliteitsonderzoek voor de vrijgave van zaden, samen met collega’s van het laboratorium en de afdeling Supply Chain
• Inhoudelijke ondersteuning bij de afhandeling van klachten van klanten op het gebied van kiemkracht en zaadzuiverheid
• Initiatief nemen om problemen op te lossen en producten en processen in de toekomst te verbeteren

Wat jij meebrengt:
Je benadert vraagstukken vanuit verschillende invalshoeken, werkt nauwkeurig en kunt makkelijk verbanden leggen en complexe problemen analyseren. Initiatief nemen, in oplossingen denken en projectmatig werken zijn voor jou vanzelfsprekend. Verder ben je een teamspeler en werk je graag intensief samen in een dynamische werkomgeving. Met behulp van jouw uitstekende sociale- en communicatieve vaardigheden, zowel mondeling als schriftelijk, zorg je voor optimale onderlinge afstemming en besluitvorming. Gezien de internationale samenwerking met collega’s bij onze dochterbedrijven is beheersing van de Engelse taal een vereiste. Daarnaast kunnen we het volgende vinden op je cv:
• Een afgeronde wo-opleiding op het gebied van Life Sciences zoals bijvoorbeeld Biologie, Plantenwetenschappen of Life Science & Technology
• Minimaal 3 jaar relevante werkervaring

Wat kun je van ons verwachten?
Als Specialist Quality Management & Complaints ga je deel uitmaken van het Quality Management & Complaints team. Het team bestaat uit 11 collega’s die verantwoordelijk zijn voor het wereldwijde kwaliteitsbeleid en de klachtenafhandeling. Dit alles met het oog op de levering van een juiste kwaliteit zaden aan onze klanten. Naast een informele en internationale werkomgeving waarin alle specialisten elkaar aanvullen en helpen, bieden wij jou graag:
• Direct een vast contract
• Marktconform salaris gebaseerd op functieniveau en ervaring
• Diverse opleidingsmogelijkheden via onze Rijk Zwaan Academy
• Goede balans tussen werk en privé
• Dagelijks verse soepen, salades en/of fruit

Rijk Zwaan: jouw nieuwe werkgever?
In De Lier, nabij Delft, ligt het hoofdkantoor van Rijk Zwaan. Een internationaal familiebedrijf met een mensgerichte bedrijfscultuur. Rijk Zwaan staat aan het begin van de voedselketen. We ontwikkelen groenterassen en verkopen daarvan de zaden aan telers en andere ketenpartners over de hele wereld. We kunnen en willen vanuit onze positie een bijdrage leveren aan de wereldvoedselvoorziening. Daarbij draait het om gezonde groei. De groei van een natuurlijk, gezond product, dat we wereldwijd exporteren. De groei van ons bedrijf en vooral de groei van onze medewerkers. Je krijgt bij ons namelijk alle ruimte om te ondernemen en jezelf te ontwikkelen.

Interesse?
Herken jij jezelf en wil je het liefst morgen nog aan de slag? Klik op ‘Solliciteer’ om direct te solliciteren. Je sollicitatie kun je richten aan Pieter Joosse (Advisor Human Resources).
Omdat je sollicitatie door meerdere mensen zorgvuldig wordt beoordeeld, ontvang je binnen twee weken een reactie. Een assessment maakt deel uit van de procedure.

Biology Life Sciences