Trait Discovery Intern

Oude Campsweg 35C, De Lier, Netherlands

Dümmen Orange is the world’s largest breeder and propagator of cut flowers, bulbs, tropical plants, pot plants, bedding plants and perennials. For our Trait Discovery department in De Lier, we are looking for an intern.

Job objective
As an intern in the Trait Discovery team you will be learning about the development of high throughput phenotyping methods for reproductive traits in our ornamental crops. These methods will allow the identification and selection of lines that will be further use in breeding programs, for the generation of new and improved commercial varieties. Daily activities are a dynamic combination of work in the office, greenhouse and laboratory. You take part in our international and multi-disciplinary R&D center in De Lier.

Your tasks and responsibilities
•    Write literature review;
•    Develop a project proposal;
•    Write and optimize high throughput protocols;
•    Design, execute experiments;
•    Analyze results;
•    Report to Research Associate Trait Discovery.

Your profile
•    BSC or MSc student in Life Sciences, preferably in Plant Breeding;
•    Basic knowledge of plant breeding and genetics;
•    Experience with microscopy and image analysis is an advantage;
•    Excellent communication skills and good command of the English language, both verbal and written;
•    Able to work independently and in a team;
•    Pro-active and hands on attitude.

We offer
Dümmen Orange has great global ambitions. Innovation, technology and quality are high priorities. This results in a challenging working environment in which you can develop yourself. Dümmen Orange offers its employees and interns plenty of room for personal growth and development. We have an informal and easy accessible working environment in which cooperation is very important.

You will receive a good competitive internship fee per month.

Dümmen Orange     
Dümmen Orange is the world’s largest breeder and propagator of flowers and plants. Its annual turnover is about 350 million euro. The company employs over 7.300 employees worldwide. In addition to a large marketing and sales network, Dümmen Orange has a diversified network of specialized production sites. The key to Dümmen Orange’s success is a broad and deep product range, supported by a global supply chain. The company embraces its social responsibilities and invests in the health, safety and personal development of its staff.

Your application
Click on the button below to apply for this internship. If you have questions about the internship, you can contact Paulina Vielma Delano (Associate Researcher Trait Discovery), via e-mail

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