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Incotec is the seed enhancement specialist. We specialise in improving the quality of seed through seed technology. Through the seed enhancement work we do Incotec contributes significantly to the development of sustainable agriculture.
How microplastic-free seed coatings help an invisible threat disappear
We are looking for someone with good technical knowledge in seed physiology and/or microbiology to join our Applications team. You will be based in Enkhuizen, NL but occasionally this role will require travel within the Netherlands as well as internationally. You will report to a Team Leader.
- You are expected to write project proposals and you should have an innate interest in how, what and why things are as they are. You dare to challenge the status quo
- You are expected to design and carry out laboratory experiments, review the results, see answers to problems encountered through collection of data and investigation and share the findings though written technical reports.
- Part of this role, involves communication with colleagues from other locations, as well as other departments within the company. You are expected to have the ability to communicate and work effectively in multicultural environments
- You are also expected to enhance and continuously improve research capabilities, review failures and successes and apply learnings to new situations
The preservation of our products is guaranteed by the presence of biocides. Unfortunately, introducing biological plant protection products and microorganisms results in an incompatibility between our product and the microorganisms, as biocides are designed to kill microorganisms.
Biostatics prevent growth/multiplication of microorganism but do not kill the microorganisms and are a possible solution to use in conjunction with our film coats and microorganisms. Incotec would like to explore ways in which our current film coat products, biologicals, and biostatics can be combined successfully, and still have a product shelf-life of 1 year, and an on-seed microbial viability of at least 6 months.
In order fulfil this exciting position, we are looking for a team member that has:
A MSc student in the field of Plant Biochemistry, Microbiology or Biotechnology
A result-oriented attitude, with the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
A keen eye for technology and will enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Good communication skills in English
Availability of at least 4-6 months
As a Laboratory Technician / Analyst you are responsible for the preparation, execution and analysis of all tests in the analytical laboratory. You ensure that tests are completed properly and on time, the equipment remains clean and the stock is correct. You enjoy contributing actively to improving the processes.
You have a secondary vocational education (MBO+) work and thinking level, experience with HPLC and GC-MS or LC-MSMS and you speak good Dutch and/or English. You have good PC-skills and are flexible. You can work independently as well as in a team. You are enthusiastic and feel responsible for your own tasks, but are also willing to help your colleagues.