Scientist Cell & Tissue Technologies

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KeyGene – the crop innovation company
KeyGene is the go-to AgBiotech company for higher crop yield & quality. With our intellectual capital, solution driven approach and collaborative spirit, we work for the future of global agriculture with partners in the AgriFood sector. Using our proprietary technologies and non-GM approaches, we support customers with the development of new and improved crops. Our goal is to help organizations with their toughest R&D challenges, combining our cutting edge breeding technologies, bioinformatics & data science expertise and plant-based trait platforms. At KeyGene, we work in an international environment with more than 140 professionals from all over the world. Our company is based in Wageningen, Netherlands and Rockville, MD, USA. 

To boost innovations in the field of crop improvement we are looking for an ambitious


Cell & Tissue Technologies
Vacancy number 18.011

As scientist you initiate and collaborate in innovative and ambitious research projects, aimed to develop novel concepts and technologies for crop improvement from cell- and developmental- biological principles. In an international, science-driven environment, you make cutting-edge contributions that lead to IP and commercial applications, in close collaboration with seed companies and R&D partners.
You will be part of a new and dynamic research team engaged in the development of novel technologies in plant tissue culture and plant cell biology, such as controlled and improved plant regeneration, plant cell bioprinting and plant stem cell and tissue technologies. The scientific research is approached in a project-central way and conducted in state-of-the-art facilities, including plant growth chambers, microscopic equipment, various cell sorters and brand-new greenhouse infrastructure.

Your qualifications and track record

  • PhD in plant cell- or developmental biology
  • Strong affinity with plant breeding
  • Proven track record in original and/or strategic research and with high impact publications – and/or patents
  • Inspiring, entrepreneurial scientist with solid communication skills

KeyGene offer
KeyGene offers you a dynamic and high-impact R&D position with accompanying competitive remunerations, in a challenging, highly innovative and ambitious globally active research company.

More information
Additional information can be obtained from  Nathalie van Orsouw, telephone +31 317 466866, email If you are interested in this position, please send your letter of application and resume to: KeyGene, Attn. Ms. A. Philipsen, HR manager (email: Please mention the vacancy number 18.011 in your letter of application.

A full curriculum vitae and motivation letter should be submitted before June 15th, 2018
First round of interviews will be held in the week of June 25th , 2018