San Juan Bautista, United States (Fulltime)
As a Lab Technician you will design and execute all tests/experiments according to standard procedures, make observations and interpret findings. You will also maintain equipment and assist in ordering laboratory supplies, organize and store all chemical substances, and fluids according to safety instructions. You will work under the supervision of the Post-harvest Researcher conducting research in the post-harvest field (shelf life, fresh cut quality, and flavor). You will obtain knowledge of the post-harvest chain in lettuce, onion, pepper, brassica and processing tomato.
You are a dynamic person who takes initiative, recognizes opportunities and has a creative, analytical and systematic method of working. You are a natural communicator and connector. You are research minded and interested in working in the seed sector. You are organized and follow safety procedures.
Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers.
Our goal is to grant people access to healthy vegetables. Anywhere in the world. Every day, more than 460 million people worldwide eat our vegetables. So, we are getting there ... but there is still enough work to be done! Of course, we look further than present needs. In 2050, when there will be about 10 billion inhabitants on our planet, we also want to make sure that people have access to healthy vegetables.
To achieve this, our vegetable breeders work with the best that nature offers. Supported by state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. And that is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes at least 6 years. We focus on higher yield, resistance to diseases and pests and climate extremes such as heat and drought. And on taste, shelf life and nutrients. The results? Strong, healthy tasty and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer. In short, sustainability is truly in our DNA.
Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues all over the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family business, where around 2000 employees from more than 40 nationalities closely work together in international teams.
Please submit your cover letter and resume via the link below.