Senior Researcher Poultry

Within the department Nutrition we are looking for a senior researcher to join our enthusiastic Global Research & Development Poultry team. Are you interested in connecting daily practise to our research program and bringing our nutritional concepts to a higher level? Then this could be the job for you!

Ede, The Netherlands



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Jetty Hoogenboom

HR Business Partner

Senior Researcher Poultry

What will your responsibilities be?

As a senior researcher poultry, you are responsible for setting up and conducting a major part of our research program for poultry. You will conduct the research, process the results and give clear recommendations to our product developer, nutritionists and specialists. In our research we focus on practical applications for the progress of our customers with a sustainable and efficient nutrient utilization. Most of our research is performed at our research facilities in the Netherlands, Poland and Vietnam. You will be involved in all the process, starting with customer needs investigation translating to research and implementing the developed solutions. Together with our product developer, (international) nutritionists and specialists, you help to develop new concepts, services and feed programs suitable for local markets in order to create an outperforming range of products and services.  Next to this, you develop and maintain a broad international network with universities, research institutes and suppliers, to ensure good ideation and development of new concepts.

You will work within our enthusiastic global poultry team.


What do we expect from you?

You have a MSc or PhD degree in Animal Nutrition. You have gained experience in the field of poultry nutrition, data processing and reporting. You have a project- and objective-oriented way of working and with your analytic skills you are able to clearly present the research results. You can connect easily with people from various backgrounds and cultures.

You have passion for poultry and research. You are interested in connecting daily practise to our research program and bringing our nutritional concepts to a higher level. You will stay up-to-date with the professional literature and you will attend relevant seminars and conferences.

Our ideal candidate is an expert, is resourceful and has a winning mentality. Your analytical skills are outstanding. You are strong in communication with a creative mind and a real team player. You need to be fluent in English.


What do we offer?

Royal De Heus offers you a challenging position in a dynamic and international context. You will have the opportunity to truly make an impact and contribute to realizing our strategy.  We believe that our employees really make the difference and power the progress of our fast growing, highly ambitious organization. That is the reason why we invest in developing your talents and create a culture of continuous learning and development, no matter what role you are in. You will be given ample opportunity to learn, develop and collaborate with colleagues from all over the world.  

We offer you a full-time contract with flexible working hours, in an informal culture that offers trust, short lines and fast decision-making. An environment where there is plenty of room for entrepreneurship and new initiatives. You will receive a competitive remuneration package based on your knowledge and experience.



Would you like to work in an international, dynamic, deal driven environment and does this opportunity appeal to you? Check our website

Would you like to know more about this interesting position? Please contact Masja Duijster, Manager R&D, e-mail For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Jetty Hoogenboom, Group HR Business Partner, e-mail:

An assessment will be part of this recruitment procedure.

Interested? Feel free to get in touch.

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