Daily new jobs


Scientist Biometrics and Quantitative Genetics

Share on social media:

The 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.

More information can be found at www.hzpc.com.

Role description

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 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 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

Other information

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

Your reaction:
You can show your interest by sending your application by responding via the application form. For additional information about the position please contact Hans van Doorn, Program Leader Quality & Biometrics and Quantitative Genetics (+31 651 87 28 64 or Hans.vanDoorn@hzpc.com). For information about the process please contact Petra Kool, Human Resources (+31 612 44 2110 or Petra.Kool@hzpc.com).

Acquisition is not appreciated.

Job alert

  • No registration required
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest jobs

HZPC Holland B.V.

Listed by: HZPC Holland B.V.
Listed on: 28-08-2018
Country: The Netherlands
Region: Friesland
Employment: Permanent
Expertise: 3 - 5 years
Location Type: On location
Education: Master
Language: English
Sector: Food
Specialisation: Research & Development

Search again

Related jobs

Naut van Osnabrugge
Associate Lab Managing Scientist (Freelance)

The Netherlands
Research & Development

SIRE Life Sciences®
Jr. Technical Salesperson

The Netherlands
Research & Development

Naut van Osnabrugge
Scientist Formulation Nanoparticles

The Netherlands
Research & Development

Cees van Wezel
Interim Medical Affairs Manager

The Netherlands
Research & Development

Amber Moet
QA Senior Associate Consultant

The Netherlands
Research & Development


Life Sciences

The Netherlands

Mondriaan Tower
Amstelplein 52, 25th floor
1096 BC Amsterdam
+31 (0) 20 658 9800


Science 14 Atrium
14b, Rue de la Science
1040 Bruxelles
+32 (0) 2 588 1277


Fünf Höfe
Theatinerstraße 11
80333 München
+49 (0) 89 3803 8966

The Netherlands

ROOOMS Maastricht
Boschstraat 21
6211 AS Maastricht
+31 (0) 85 111 9779

Information Technology

The Netherlands

Groot Handelsgebouw
Stationsplein 45, Unit A4.004
3013 AK Rotterdam
+31 (0)10 316 1066


The Netherlands

Groot Handelsgebouw
Stationsplein 45 4th Floor
3013 AK Rotterdam
+31 (0)85 044 4610


The Netherlands

Mondriaan Tower
Amstelplein 52, 25th floor
1096 BC Amsterdam
+31 (0) 20 658 9800

Product Price

SIRE® uses cookies to improve our website and your user experience. By clicking any link or continuing to browse you are giving your consent to our cookie-policy.