Intern Plant Disease Imaging

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Hbo Bergschenhoek

What you tell your friends you are doing

“ I’m responsible for the development and testing of new plant pathology protocols making use of imaging technology.”

What you are going to do

As an intern Plant Disease Imaging, you will be responsible for the development and testing of new plant pathology protocols making use of imaging technology. The internship project will support Bayer’s breeding efforts related to important resistance traits in vegetables crops. You will work in a dynamic team of researchers, and gain experience in plant imaging, plant pathology, as well as setting up and executing experiments in a greenhouse environment.

You will be:

  • Designing, planning and executing plant disease research trials in a greenhouse environment.
  • Learning about plant imaging and becoming independent in the operation of plant imaging equipment.
  • Learning and applying both traditional and automated image phenotyping onto diseased plants.
  • Conducting a literature study to search for leads and provide scientific context to your project.
  • Analyzing and interpreting image-derived phenotypic data by means of statistical tools.
  • Validating the performance of a new pathology protocol by testing its correlation with data from the field.
  • Keeping proper documentation of your research and presenting your project progress to an international group of colleagues in R&D.


Natural talent

  • You are a student in plant sciences, applied biology, biotechnology, or a similar field at a Dutch higher educational institution (HBO/University of Applied Sciences). You must be enrolled for the entire duration of the internship.
  • You have knowledge and experience of working with plants and preferably also plant pathology research.
  • You have a desire to attain applied research experience.
  • Strong in data analytics
  • Experience or desire to gain experience with imaging technology.
  • Strong communication skills are required for written and oral presentations.
  • You are self-motivated, creative, innovative, independent, a networker, agile, and results-orientated.
  • Fluency in English is important, both written and spoken.
  • You are available from September, for a duration of 6 months, for 4 to 5 days per week, although we are flexible with regards to the starting date and duration of the internship.

About Bayer Crop Science

At Bayer, we are committed to improving lives through a food system that is better for farmers, consumers and the planet. These targets will be both ambitious and time-bound, with a combination of long-term thinking and short- to mid-term goals.
We cannot realize this vision alone. Turning today’s impossibilities into tomorrow’s breakthroughs requires strong collaboration with scientists, innovators, regulators, and farmers.

Take your chance

Apply online by sending them your resume and cover letter. Do you have a question or do you want to learn more about the position? You can always contact Stephanie Rijcken via stephanie.rijcken@bayer.com.