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Intern Phytopathology

Your tasks and responsibilities

Job Opportunity in Bergschenhoek, The Netherlands 

Internship for Vegetable Seeds Research and Development 






Bayer Crop Science R&D team in Bergschenhoek is looking for an Internship Phytopathology. 


Bayer Vegetable Seeds is specialized in breeding, production and sales of vegetable seeds. Employment at this Bayer division means working for a fast-paced and ambitious company. We encourage individuals to excel in creativity and to show strong decision-making skills, team player mentality and entrepreneurial spirit.  

An incredible opportunity to gain broad experience within a market-leading, innovative, multinational company exists. This is a chance to work in a multicultural environment within a highly motivated and professional team; the prospect of career advancement; a chance to build the future that you have always imagined  


Your main responsibilities  

  • As Intern Phytopathology, you will be responsible for developing new pathology assays that help to support our breeding activities related to resistance traits in Vegetable crops. 

Activities can include, but are not limited to: 


  • Contribute to the implementation of new technologies in the field of plant pathology research. 

  • Design proof of concept experiments and conduct research trials in the lab and greenhouse.  

  • Conduct a literature study to search for leads and provide the required scientific context to your project 

  • Validate the performance of a new pathology protocol by testing its correlation with data from the field  

  • Analyzing phenotypic data set(s) using statistical tools 

  • Keep proper documentation of your research and present your project to an international group of colleagues from R&D. 

Who you are

Functional competences 

  • Knowledge and experience with plant pathology and molecular methods. 

  • Have a desire to attain applied research experience. 

  • Strong communication skills are required for written and oral presentations. 

  • Fluency in English, written as well as spoken, is required 

  • Description of critical skills: self-motivated, creative/innovative, independent, networker, agility, results orientation. 

Experience and qualifications 


  • Graduate students pursuing a Msc degree in Plant Breeding, BiologyBiotechnology, Plant Pathology or similar field related to Agriculture, who are available for a period of 6-9 months, starting from September 2019 onwards. Juniors in similar degree programs will also be considered. 


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
Functional Area: [sap_fa_10]
Entry Level: 1

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Last update: Aug 20, 2019   Copyright © Bayer SA-NV | Bayer B.V.