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The Seed Pathology Research department is specialised in research on seed-borne plant pathogens threatening seed health. As an Assistant Researcher, you will develop and validate innovative and robust seed health tests, crop monitoring methods and study the epidemiology of seed-borne pathogens. You will interact with different departments, like Seed Health and Seed Production, and regularly discuss your results and plans for implementation of the developed protocols and procedures. 

You perform applied research in our modern and partly automated seed health laboratory using general microbiological, phytopathological and  molecular techniques. Furthermore, you carry out field epidemiological research in greenhouse and open field experiments to study the best methods to produce healthy plants and harvest pest free seeds. You are able to translate your results in tables and graphs, and write clear reports. Based on your research we are able to manage new diseases, develop new protocols and answer fundamental research questions in seed pathology. In order to stay up to date with developments in your field of expertise, you will read relevant literature and follow courses. You report your research results to the Researcher Seed Pathology.

Profiel kandidaat

You can connect your lab skills to a natural feeling for plant-pathogen interactions. You are as comfortable in a lab environment as in open field and greenhouse. You are flexible and can work in a small, dynamic team with occasionally quick changing priorities. 
You have strong analytical skills and able to plan and organize your experiments very well. You can critically review your own results and draw clear conclusions. You are eager to learn and work independently. Finally, you cooperate easily with people from other research groups and disciplines.

In short, you:

  • have a BSc degree (HLO/laboratory school) or a degree in secondary vocational education (MLO/laboratory school) with relevant working experience in the laboratory;
  • you have a strong interest in plants and plant pathogens;
  • are familiar with molecular methods (PCR) and general microbiological techniques;
  • work according to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and VMT (Veilige Microbiologische Technieken)
  • are fluent in Dutch and English language (written and speaking).

Meer informatie

Please, send your application to our HR department, via the button below. 

More information:
Annemarie Weening, Recruiter, +31 62970 6834

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated

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