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Your contribution
Within the Biometrics/Quantitative Genetics (BMQG) team we are looking for a Scientist with proven skills in Quantitative Genetics in (plant) breeding.

Hans van Doorn (Program Leader BMQG):
“Do you have the drive to study and unravel the principles of agronomic performance and quality related traits in the potato crop and the influence of environmental conditions on their expression with biometrical and quantitative genetic approaches? Then I hope you apply for this position within HZPC!”

Your profile
We are looking for an experienced and motivated Scientist in the field of biometrics, genomic prediction, multivariate data analyses and modelling with expertise of physiological/biological processes and their genetic basis. Skills in plant, animal and/or human quantitative genetics are required for this position.
  • You have an academic degree or PhD in biometrics and/or quantitative genetics.
  • You have well developed biometrical skills for design of experiments (DOE), quality control and analysis of complex multivariate phenotypic and genotypic data.
  • You are experienced in the application of genomic prediction and selection procedures.
  • You are capable in converting new relevant scientific developments in routine and practical applications.   
  • You have natural programming skills in various computer languages.
  • You can work independently and have project management skills.
  • You have communicative skills and you are a team player.
Your opportunity
Together with your colleagues of Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Quality, Plant Pathology and Breeding you will develop and implement phenotyping and genotyping protocols and use these traits in novel genomic prediction and selection procedures.
Another important task will be to build a bridge between R&D, commercial departments and customers worldwide by giving quantitative support and provide solutions/advice based on solid data-analysis.
Within HZPC you have the unique possibility to be involved in a number of internal and external projects, while working closely together and interacting with teams all over HZPC worldwide.

We offer you:
At HZPC we think in opportunities to create outstanding solutions. This means we attach great importance to own initiative and personal development. You start in an informal work environment where you can develop yourself. Furthermore we offer:
  • a full-time employment contract,
  • a group of enthusiastic and experienced colleagues from specialized departments,
  • good secondary employment conditions, like a 13th month, a premium-free pension, travel allowance and a collective variable pay,
  • a job in a healthy and growing international organization.
Our company:
HZPC is worldwide market leader in seed potatoes and a multinational of Dutch origin. Innovation is central in the cultivation of new potato varieties that optimally match local growth conditions and demand from the market. Our team of more than 350 colleagues works from more than 16 countries and we export seed potatoes to more than 90 countries.
All our main R&D activities are carried out in Metslawier In this advanced knowledge center, around 100 colleagues from all over the world work daily to develop new varieties, improve current varieties and expand our knowledge in all kinds of specialisms. Recent we have started a Research Hub office at the Wageningen University Campus, with the aim to be in close contact with research, talented people and offer a second work location.
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Your reaction:
You can show your interest by sending your application by pressing ‘apply’. For additional information about the position please contact Hans van Doorn, Program Leader Quality & Biometrics and Quantitative Genetics (+31 651 87 28 64 or For information about the process please contact Petra Kool, Human Resources (+31 612 44 2110 or