Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Commercial Breeding Research Associate

Your tasks and responsibilities

Bayer is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of


Commercial Breeding Research Associate with the ability to work as a member

of the Tomato Breeding Team located in Bergschenhoek, The Netherlands.

The successful candidate will thrive on meeting scientific challenges, insist on high

quality results, demonstrate effective problem-solving skills, and be detail and results

oriented while working in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment.  The candidate will

work as part of the breeding team building strong relationships with Bayer Crop Science

managers, peers, and partners.


The incumbent will primarily be responsible for supporting the yield trials activities for

all the heated glasshouse Tomato segments. This is an excellent opportunity to work

with cutting edge technology and talented cross-functional stakeholders seeking

to deliver the best genetics for our vegetable seeds.



·        Make detailed observations, analyze data and interpret the results of our yield trials.


·        Support the Breeders in implementing all aspects of the breeding program including set up

t        trials, hybrid trials and making advancement decisions.


·        Update, analyze and assist in management of yield records in our database.


·        Coordinate projects with other breeding and support programs.


·        Maintain familiarity with current scientific literature and contribute to project process within

         his/her scientific discipline.


·        Assist in planning, budgeting and forecasting resource needs.

Who you are



Master’s degree in Agronomy, horticulture or related fields with 5 years agricultural research

experience. MS in Plant Breeding preferred.


A strong team player but also ability to work independently.


Broad knowledge of crop production and farming practices in vegetable agronomy, plant breeding and genetics. Tomato crop preferred.


Effective team leadership qualities including excellent organizational, time management and motivational skills, accurate record keeping and attention to detail.


Computer skills related to data acquisition and analysis, proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.


Comfortable with greenhouse work, sometimes under tough weather conditions.


Wiliness to travel visiting external trials, Driving license-B.


Must be able to speak, read, and write fluently in Dutch and English.



We offer:


·     A key position, operating in an international, stimulating and dynamic environment;

·     The opportunity to work & develop within a market leading, international, organization;

·     A position with an attractive salary and competitive package of benefits.



Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.
While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms.




Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Country: Netherlands
Location: Bergschenhoek
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