Hortimare BV is the reliable, sustainable and long term-oriented supplier of high-quality starting material for the Seaweed industry that enables seaweed farmers to harvest good yields so they can supply the food and feed industry or any other industries that need raw materials originating from seaweed.

Hortimare distinguishes itself by following a research program with the aim of breeding and propagating various species of seaweed with their own unique benefits and application purposes for various growing conditions and suitable for specific industries.

For our new Research laboratory in Heerhugowaard we are looking for an enthusiastic fulltime:

Researcher (m/f)

Your position within the company
You are self-propelling when it comes to executing research assignments in the area of breeding, selecting and propagating seaweed as well as assignments related to seaweed pathogens. Together with your colleagues of the Research & Development department as well as with the colleagues of the Production department, you take care of a decent execution of the research program. You are responsible for the registration of the observations and results coming from the research and for sharing the results with your colleagues. You are able to work individually as well as to perform in a team. The team supports each other to make sure that both individual and team targets are met. You might also be involved in external research projects and are able to link those to internal projects. You are a person that values sustainability and are capable of building and maintaining an international network of fellow researchers in the (seaweed) research industry.

Your profile
You are a driven, experienced and stress-resistant Researcher, preferably educated or experienced in breeding and propagating, with a completed education on higher professional or scientific level in the field of plant cultivation or tissue culture. A decent knowledge of breeding- and microbiological techniques gives you an advantage to be selected for this position. A minimum of 3 years relevant working experience is mandatory. The preferred candidate speaks English (and Dutch) fluently and has a solid level of written comprehension of these languages. Other language skills are beneficial but not required. Because of the nature of the position, a driver licence and the ability as well as willingness to travel are a necessity. Last but not least, we are looking for a team player that shows a persistent, flexible, hands-on and proactive mentality.  

Our offer
Hortimare offers a challenging position in a small and sustainable organisation. We offer a salary based upon your level of education and experience as well as a collective pension provision. You will be part of a young and dynamic team and will report directly to the Managing Director.

Additional information
For additional information about this position please contact our HR Manager Ms. Petra Steenhoek or Managing Director Mr. Haik van Exel. They can be reached during office hours (09.00 am – 17.00 pm) on weekdays. Contact details and company information can be found on

The application deadline has passed and for this position we are currently interviewing candidates. In case you wish to apply for any job at Hortimare, you are invited to send an open application to our HR Department.