Vacature Research Assistant Pathology

Vacature Research Assistant Pathology

Omschrijving vacature

In your role as Research Assistant Pathology, your main responsibility will be to support a highly innovative project that aims to introduce automated phenotyping for vegetable plant diseases. Other responsibilities can include the support of any other pathology research related activities and projects with the aim to improve resistance against pathogens and pests in vegetable crops.

Activities can include, but are not limited to:

- Responsibility over the daily coordination and collection of phenotypic data for a variety
of different bioassays;
- In charge of operating state of the art plant imaging equipment, including data
acquisition and data extraction;
- Support image data processing and image analysis activities;
- Keep track of project progress and provide frequent updates to the project lead;
- Performing a variety of greenhouse and/or laboratory activities that aim to support the automated phenotyping project and/or any other pathology research related projects. Activities include, but are not limited to: experimental design, trial preparation, sowing, plant inoculation and disease evaluation;
- Ensure compliance with phytosanitary rules at all time to secure the health of our crops;
- Strictly adhere to local Bayer safety rules and regulations;
- Daily interaction with a variety of stakeholders and supporting groups, including project team members and greenhouse research employees.


The research assistant that we are looking for is directly available. Furthermore we are interested in candidates that have:

- Bsc or Msc in Crop Science, Horticulture, Plant Breeding, Biology or related field of study.
- Knowledge and experience with plant pathology and molecular methods.
- Have a desire to attain applied research experience.
- An excellent team player with good communication skills.
- Computer proficiency, experience with Python is a plus.
- Able to work very accurate and deliver high quality results
- Fluency in English, written as well as spoken, is required.


Our client is specialized in breeding, production and sales of vegetable seeds. Employment at this companies division means working for a fast-paced and ambitious company. They encourage individuals to excel in creativity and to show strong decision-making skills, team layer mentality and entrepreneurial spirit.

This temporary position will last until the end of 2021.. The positon will cover 38 working hours a week. The salary will dependent on your experience and the travel expenses are covered too.

For more information about this position please contact Bobby Nijhoff at 088 89 00 829 or mail to

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Samenvatting vacature

Vacature: Research Assistant Pathology
Specialisatie: Laboratorium
Werklocatie: Zuid-Holland
Opleidingsniveau: HBO
Uren per week: 40
Salaris (bruto p/m): > 1976
Referentie: 20013000
Datum: 01-04-2021
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