Senior Researcher Swine


Teamplayer in applied research and (potential) leader with ambition!


Locatie : Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

Agrifirm is a cooperative organization in which more than 18,000 Dutch farmers and horticulturalists have combined their purchasing power. Agrifirm offers you a maximum of purchasing advantage on high quality products like animal feed, seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. But we offer more than just products. We invest a great deal of time in knowledge and innovative power, translating that knowledge of the market, products and agricultural holdings into concrete services. So that we can optimally contribute to successful crop cultivation and livestock farming. You will be working for the Agrifirm Innovation Center (AIC).

Agrifirm Innovation Center continuously investigates how innovations through food can directly or indirectly improve the yield on your farm. We also study how we can contribute to sustainability issues and solutions for the longer term. Our basis is feed value research and need research. Our research focuses on all nutrients for all livestock. Our researchers are highly qualified specialists at selected research institutes. Our laboratories and test facilities are at our disposal and we work closely with NutriControl, Agrifirm Plant and NuScience. The mission of Agrifirm Innovation Center is to facilitate innovation with knowledge of specified areas, taking into account the specific circumstances and aimed at optimal results for farmer and organization.

As a Developer / Researcher you are the linking pin between our Feed organization and the AIC and in this position you make sure that the issues arisen in the market are translated in demand-driven research projects in the areas of Pigs. These projects need to result in innovative feeding concepts, products or tools of advice in short time. You work closely with product management and the commercial departments of our related companies and with that you facilitate the commercial success. Together as a team and as an organization you thrive to be product leader.

You are a potential leader in your field of work with the ambition to supervise one or more researchers. Furthermore, you will be part of (multi-disciplinary) project teams. You will work closely with specialists within our Feed organization. By coaching your colleagues and by leading them to results you take part in their development.

You have a University/Master degree, a PhD is a plus. Several years of relevant research experience on Pigs and several years of relevant experience in Pig nutrition will help you in this job. You are quality-driven and show passion for continuous improvement and development. Meeting the customer’s demands is second nature to you and you aim to be one of the best in your field of expertise. You stimulate cross functional collaboration within the AIC but also with departments of our related companies. Your English is fluent in speech and writing. You will have an independent work attitude with the skills to work in project structures.

Agrifirm invests in its staff, we not only express this in excellent primary and secondary conditions of employment, but also by investing in the education and training of our staff. In an organization for which knowledge and innovation are determining factors, the development of employees takes on key importance. That’s why we implement Performance Management among our staff to help them to grow and realize their ambitions. We want to retain expert, motivated colleagues within our organization. Furthermore, we have (international) career opportunities and excellent education opportunities within the Agrifirm Academy.

For more information please contact Wim van de Worp, Partner/Headhunter, nomilk2day, at +31 (0)6 513 437 73 or