Employee Tissue Culture Laboratory

At Royal Van Zanten, our people and our shared passion make us unique. It is our purpose to pass on the passion that we share for our flowers and plants and for growing our business.


The tissue culture laboratory of Van Zanten Breeding is looking for an


with ambition and a sense of responsibility


Your responsibilities

You are responsible for carrying out all activities on various crops for in vitro initiation, propagation and true to type tests and for in vitro breeding methods. You also take care of correct administration and reporting.

 You consult on the work with the specialists and colleagues.

You handle information and data confidentially.

The laboratory employee reports directly to the Head of Laboratory.

It is preferably a full-time position, part-time is negotiable. The work will be performed in our laboratory in Rijsenhout (NH).


You are unique

We are looking for a colleague who shares our passion for flowers and plants.

You have a good command of fine motor skills.

You can work hygienically and accurately according to protocols.

You work independently and you are flexible.


We are looking for candidates who:

– have a completed relevant education at MBO-3 or 4 level

– have some work experience, preferably in a tissue culture laboratory

– a good command of the Dutch language and preferably also of English


Royal Van Zanten has a lot to offer  

We offer you a career and an opportunity to keep developing your work and yourself. It is our strategy to invest in the continuous development of our people, products, processes and the overall quality.

We are ambitious, and we hope that you are too. We offer a competitive salary, great secondary conditions and – most importantly – a passionate team of colleagues that will make every day of working with Royal Van Zanten a pleasure and an adventure.

We offer you the opportunity to work in an international environment.

Our employee benefits package is generous and includes a holiday pay, travel allowance, a bonus scheme and also a pension with BPL, 25½  days of leave per year, a bicycle plan, company physiotherapy, collective health insurance and more.


Are you enthusiastic? We would love to hear from you. You can send us your application at If you have any questions about the position, please contact Wim Rook, Hoofd Laboratorium, via 06 20243410 or

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Working at Royal Van Zanten

“At our lab in Rijsenhout I work with a team of researchers on improving varieties by means of quality controls, new germination techniques and DNA research.”

Wim Rook, Head of Laboratory

“Royal Van Zanten has given me the opportunity to take courses and qualify as a breeder. I’ve been a breeder for five years now and I’m beginning to see the first results of my labour... and I’m very proud of them."

Dave Geerlings, Breeder

“I really enjoy working for Royal Van Zanten because of the many flowers and plants here. After a few years in the Gladiolus department, I have now been working in the Lily breeding department for three years. Even without specialist training, Royal Van Zanten is giving me plenty of opportunities to grow.”

Adriaan Zweemer, Assistant Breeder

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Jamada Bwambale, Team Leader, Mukono Uganda

"We are passionate about happiness, flowers and plants are a ‘feel-good-business’."

Pieter Huys, Manager Finance, Uganda
Wim Rook, Head of Laboratory
Dave Geerlings, Breeder
Adriaan Zweemer, Assistant Breeder
Jamada Bwambale, Team Leader, Mukono Uganda
Pieter Huys, Manager Finance, Uganda