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21 Nov. 2022


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Company and position description

Do you want to be a part of Better cows, Better life at CRV and contribute to a healthy and efficient dairy cow population to ensure sustainable food production now and in the future? We seek a skilled breeding researcher with a passion for applied research and a specific interest in developing methods to decrease the carbon footprint and increase health of dairy cows via breeding. As a researcher you will be part of CRV’s global R&D team and contribute to the continuous development of CRV’s breeding programs via R&D.

As a (senior) researcher in the Global R&D team of CRV’s Global Genetics department, you work with other scientists on continuous improvement of CRV’s global breeding programs. You actively follow the scientific world in genetics and seek for opportunities for innovations and implementations for CRV. You are able to carry out research yourself, but can also act as project manager for R&D projects with partners or setup data collection for novel traits. You play an important role in disseminating research findings to the breeding teams of CRV and other departments within CRV, for instance CRV’s animal evaluation unit.

In this specific research position you will focus on the possibilities of breeding for important topics like feed efficiency, methane emission and hoof health, but you also keep an eye on possibilities of breeding for any other new and relevant traits or improving methodologies of data collection for existing traits.

Your responsibilities

  • PhD or Master’s degree in Animal Breeding & Genetics or relevant field (statistics, biology, mathematics, bioinformatics).
  • Relevant working experience, preferably in the genetic industry or academic world
  • Programming skills in statistical languages like R, Python or Fortran
  • Excellent team player, analytical and critical thinking, open-minded and strong communication skills to be able to work across different teams
  • A project leader who is good in planning and organizing.
  • Excellent in spoken and written English and preferably also in Dutch
  • Strong drive for implementation of research findings into practice
Attendance for traveling occasionally

Requirements and profile, additional information

  • We offer an exciting research position within an organization with a strong R&D track record.
  • A position within an established company operating internationally
  • A competitive salary at the market leader in cattle improvement
  • A modern working environment with enthusiastic and professional colleagues
  • Custom-made personal development plan
  • 25 vacation days
  • 17,5 extra days paid leave (ATV)
  • Laptop and mobile phone
  • Favorable pension plan
  • Year-end Bonus
  • Personal “a la carte” Budget, flexible working conditions
Additional benefits for your insurance

Join us!

Please send us your application and resume by using the button “solliciteer”.


Please contact Mr. Jaap Veldhuisen, Head of Product Development Genetics, via telephone +31 (0)6-12625810

Who are we?


CRV BV (CRV) is an international company in the area of cattle improvement. CRV is involved in the development, production, and sale of genetic products and information products, as well as providing services such as milk recording, artificial insemination and type classification.

CRV’s products and services are marketed worldwide in more than 60 countries to 60,000 customers, primarily dairy and beef farmers. CRV has locations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain, Brazil, USA, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and South Africa. There are more than 2000 employees working for CRV global. The head office is located in Arnhem (Netherlands).


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