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Vacancy / Phenotyping Specialist Lead / BAYER / Bergschenhoek / fulltime

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Datum: 12-okt-2020

Plaats: Bergschenhoek, Nederland, NL

Bedrijf: Bayer AG





At Bayer Crop Science, we’re harnessing the spirit of innovation to shape what’s possible for farmers, consumers and the planet. Using the creative spark that comes from human ingenuity, we seek to deliver world-class innovation, set new standards in sustainability, and drive digital transformation. Within this fast-moving environment, we are looking for a




The primary focus of the role is to coordinate all aspects of phenotypic testing conducted by Applied Pathology at a given testing location/site, which include planning, coordination of activities, data collection and reporting, managing resources and leading people working in greenhouses, growth chambers and laboratories. You will collaborate closely with other Applied Pathology Team members, various partners across the R&D, Product Supply and Commercial teams to ensure we deliver on disease testing KPIs.



  • Manages operations of complex nature in diverse facilities (growth rooms, laboratories, greenhouses) and provides direction to personnel (research specialists and contractors) to deliver on testing commitments.
  • Solves routine to complex problems requiring original thinking and deductive reasoning and application of scientific principles to design and interpret experiments.
  • Delivers high-quality testing results in a timely manner and with optimal efficiency to meet or exceed KPIs.
  • Monitors KPIs to identify bottlenecks, propose solutions and act promptly to resolve problems.
  • Leads or supports the improvement of existing disease assays or operational processes.
  • Champions digital tools and IT workflows for data entry, data storage and data return, and supports other personnel in using digital tools.
  • Provides training and coaching to research specialists or temporary personnel.
  • Champions phytosanitation procedures and guidelines.
  • Maintains safe work environment by following HSE guidelines


Vegetable R&D Research Specialists and Scientists in Breeding Technology, Breeding and Testing, and Analytics and Pipeline Design and other Vegetable R&D functions or collaborators in Crop Science R&D. Product Supply, Commercial teams, Industry and academic partners or collaborators.


  • MS in plant pathology or related field with 2+ years of experience in R&D setting or BS with 5+ years  of experience.
  • Broad technical experience across pathogens/pests.
  • Excellent command of enterprise IT tools, effective use of digital tools for data collection and ability to analyze and visualize data.
  • Strong operational excellence acumen and ability to drive operational improvements in disease phenotyping.
  • Strong analytical skills to understand local testing capabilities and translate into medium-term tactical plans.
  • Strong oral and written communication in English and local language.
  • Ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels and lead teams.


As a modern employer, we take care of our employees and help them find a balance between career development opportunities and personal life planning. We offer our employees a wide range of excellent career prospects around the world, a modern working environment and competitive compensation. We strive to hire the best, most talented people from around the world, and work to keep our employees as long as possible.

What to expect:

  • Plenty of challenges and opportunities to learn and develop yourself in an inspiring and demanding setting.
  • An attractive salary with 8,33% holiday pay and a bonus based.
  • 25 days of leave.
  • (International) career opportunities.
  • A good pension, commuter allowance and Bicycle Purchase Scheme. An informal, friendly and multi-national atmosphere


Reach out to us by sending us your cv and motivation letter by clicking the ‘Apply’ button! In case of any questions about the recruitment process you can contact Suzan Felix, Talent Acquisition specialist, via  email


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Sollicitatie periode:   Referntiecode: 262144    
Divisie: Crop Science   Locatie: Nederland : Nederland : Bergschenhoek    
Functioneel gebied: Biotechnology R&D   Functiegraad: LG 10    
Tewerkstellingstype: Regulier  Werktijd: full time      
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