Internship: Breeding & Genetics

Job description

This is an internship for students enrolled in a MSc program who are interested in conducting research in a company environment. You will be working at the Research & Technology centre of Hendrix Genetics which is located in Boxmeer, the Netherlands.

What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

Unprecedented quantities of genotypic marker data have emerged on our animal species, in particular on swine, layers and turkeys. Adding these data to pedigree and phenotypic traits data has already boosted the accuracy of breeding values of our selection candidates. To our clients the performance of crossbred individuals is key, and our academic partners have developed novel approaches to better capitalize on crossbred performance.  This project will provide us the answer to the following question: How do these novel approaches perform in practice and what is their added value in our breeding programs?

Develop skills/knowledge

  • Quantitative genetics & genomics
  • Large data handling & analysis
  • Crossbred breeding programs
  • Teamwork & communication


What we offer you

In our world, passionate people are making a difference and helping to produce safe, nutritious food. At Hendrix Genetics you will have the opportunity to develop yourself during the internship. You will be able to apply your education, skills and knowledge to help solve real problems in a constantly evolving, fast paced business environment. We value your collaborative approach, creativity and initiative as part our global team of more than 2800 people working in different locations around the world. You will work with some of the very best and brightest people in their field as we do our part to help feed a hungry planet.

We offer you a 3 - 6 months internships. The internship can be tailored to the demands of your study program. 

We truly believe in Better Breeding Today. Brighter Life Tomorrow.

If you feel that your personal skills and experience match the job requirements, we look forward to receive your cover letter, together with a Curriculum Vitae via career@hendrix-genetics.com.

This job is located in Boxmeer, The Netherlands

 If you have questions about this recruitment please contact Marco Bink, Quantitative Geneticist by email: marco.bink@hendrix-genetics.com