Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

Exploring natural genetic variation is key in Plant Breeding. Phenotype and genotype are two important aspects of our research on crop plants. Creating genetic variation can be done in many different ways.

At plant breeding we create our own genetic variation by crossing different parental lines in a variety of crops we investigate but also by creating mutations either by chemical mutagenesis or by using molecular approaches (gene editing, cis-genesis and transgenesis).
You will coordinate the planning of greenhouse experiments and facilitate the interaction of researchers with caretakers at the plant growth facilities at Unifarm (greenhouses, screencages, climate chambers and field). Your activities will focus on a number of Solaneceous crops, like tomato and pepper, and you will assist researchers focusing on the development and use of genetic resources (plants) for the various research topics in Plant Breeding.
You will work in close cooperation with colleagues in the department, PhD and MSc students, and with the crop caretakers in Unifarm. You will have an important role in the interaction between the researchers and the crop caretakers at Unifarm.
Function Requirements
We are looking for a HBO technician with experience in Plant Science/ Agronomy/ Botany and affinity for plant experiments in greenhouses. The successful candidate can work independently, but values collaboration with PhD and MSc students and other researchers.

The candidate should have several of the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge of plants and their performance in greenhouses
  • Experience in greenhouse growth of crops
  • Experience in crossing and phenotyping of plants
  • Interested in new technological developments
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Well organized in performing experiments
  • Experience with (breeding) database systems
  • Flexible mindset and able to multitask and finish projects on time

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including 10 January 2022

To apply for this job please visit www.connexys.nl.