Research Associate Entomology

Job description

As Research associate Entomology you are working at the R&D site of Hazera Seeds in Warmenhuizen where you will work in an international team of researchers that aim to accelerate breeding technology and breeding programs for our mother company the Limagrain Group.

Your key missions will be to increase resistance levels of vegetables against arthropods and contribute in the development of tools for Entomology. In this position you will assume an important role in supporting the implementation and you will co-ordinate and execute funded R&D Entomology projects, both in the Netherlands and abroad. You work together with the Research Assistant Entomology and you have close interaction with the local team and colleagues in different countries.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  •  Assist the Lead Entomologist with the implementation and execution of funded R&D projects, in the Netherlands and abroad
  • Proactively co-ordinate and execute defined Entomology work packages
  • Analyze and document results
  • Strengthen the knowledge within the field of entomology and expanding our freedom to operate
  • Supervise the Entomology facilities
  • In due time, it is possible that you will lead Entomology R&D projects

What do we offer?

  • A competitive salary based on your experience
  • The opportunity to work in an international organization
  • Good work-life balance, because of our flexible workhours and our good amount of paid holidays
  • Participation in the pension scheme
  • Profit-sharing mechanism
  • Possibility to participate in our group health insurance
  • Laptop from the company

Job requirements

  • MSc with 4 years of experience in Entomology or a PhD in Entomology or related fields within Plant Sciences
  • Work experience with arthropods is a prerequisite
  • Highly motivated to conduct research and result-oriented
  • Enthusiastic about working in a multidisciplinary, international environment, working with insect-plant systems in the lab and the field;
  •  Strong organizational, reporting and administrational skills
  • Proficient in English, both written and oral
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel around 10% in the Netherlands and abroad


Hazera is a worldwide leader in the breeding, development, production and marketing of hybrid vegetable seed varieties, characterized by advanced research & development, marketing throughout the world, and agro-technical support. Combining decades of experience with state-of-the-art technology, Hazera constantly develops new products that address market needs. Thanks to our core beliefs of expertise, trust, engagement and dynamism, shared by our committed teams we strive to continuously exceed the expectations of our customers. Hazera headquarters are situated in Israel and The Netherlands and with a worldwide presence through our 12 subsidiaries. Hazera is part of the Limagrain Group.

Working at Hazera means contributing in a professional way to the growth of our business, in an informal, international environment. We are customer and market oriented and teamwork is important. Other characteristics of our organization are openness, flexibility and orientation on results. We focus on employee development with consideration and respect for individual needs. That’s why it's great to work at Hazera! For more information, please visit our website and


If you are interested in joining a growing organization please apply by submitting your cv in English.