Technician Cell Biology

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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, the Netherlands and Rockville, MD, USA. www.keygene.com

KeyGene continues to strengthen its competitive position; therefore we are looking for a skilled

TECHNICIAN

plant cell biology
Vacancy number 17.006

As member of the KeyGene team you will contribute to the development of innovative technologies for plant breeding, such as applications of various genome editing technologies and the development of more efficient plant regeneration methods. Your past experience with state-of-the-art plant tissue culture and transformation techniques and molecular biological techniques will help to further improve the quality of our research.

Position
Your main task will be to execute scientific experiments in a project based research environment. You will plan, organize and work both autonomously as well as in teams. Experimental design and set-up of individual projects, data production, quality control, handling and analysis of large data sets and concise reporting to the project leader are your major responsibilities. Together with other experts in your team you will work on different projects to ensure that research goals are met within the company’s project milestones.

Your profile
Required

  • BSc or MSc degree in the field of plant biotechnology, plant pathology, plant cell biology or related fields
  • Substantial hands-on expertise with plant tissue culture and cell biological techniques
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques (DNA, RNA, protein)
  • Capable of working independently and well organized in a rapidly changing professional environment
  • Quality and result-oriented team player
  • Good communication skills in English both verbal and written
  • Flexible and pro-active working attitude to achieve objectives

Preferred

  • Experience with microscope work
  • Experience with protoplast technology

More information
Additional information about the position can be obtained from Dr. Michiel de Both, Program Scientist, email: mdb@keygene.com. For more information about the application procedure, please contact HR at +31.317 466866 or by mail ts@keygene.com.

If you are interested in this position you can send your letter of application and resume to:  Keygene N.V. Attn. Ms A. Philipsen, HR manager, P.O. Box 216, 6700 AE Wageningen, the Netherlands or by email: angelique.philipsen@keygene.com. Please mention the vacancy number 17.006 in your letter of application.