Trainee trait physiology and phenotyping (HBO)

Syngenta is one of the world’s leading companies with more than 28.000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. For more information about us please go to
The breeding department for Syngenta seeks a motivated candidate for a temporary position of:

Trainee trait physiology and phenotyping

Type:                            Temporary – 5 to 6 Months March to August                
Business Unit:              Vegetables
Department:                 R&D
Location:                      Netherlands / Enkhuizen

Into action

In this traineeship, you will be responsible to phenotype a specific trait which is of a high value in our breeding program. You will have to describe the different parameters involve in the trait expression to better understand it and perhaps define a reliable protocol to score this trait. The position will imply to be partly in the field to score the trait and partly in the office to analyze the results.

The challenge

In this role, you will have to set up an experimental trial to proper study the trait of interest. The role will therefor imply to do some literature studies, trial preparation, phenotyping and analytical work. Some lab work could also be done in this role. The objective of this traineeship is to develop further our knowledge of the trait to enable us to increase our selection efficiency in the future. You will be part of the R&D team and interacting with breeders and scientists.


Your profile
To be successful in this role you need to have affinity with agriculture and interest in plants. You like to work in different environments like the field, office and laboratory. You are creative, practical, precise and reliable. You should be able to work independently as well. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and knowledge of English both verbal and written are important in this position as well.
Take your change
If you recognize yourself in the profile and would like to apply for this position, please apply on-line via If you would like to have more information about this vacancy please contact our recruiter Arjen Mol by phone on (+31) 228 366195 or at
Primary Location: NLD-Enkhuizen-Enkhuizen