Digital phenotyping data analyst

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Solynta is a young seed company that develops and implements hybrid breeding technology in diploid potato. This technology will accelerate the development of innovative potato varieties, with true seed as starting material. We have a position open for a:

Digital phenotyping data analyst (MSc/PhD)

For our selections on plants and on tubers we are looking for possibilities to use digital phenotyping methods for improving the data collection. You are a person that determines the best way to phenotype different traits, and that calibrates digital phenotyping data with actual plant measurements. You have experience in image analysis, machine learning and crop modelling. The goal of this position is to develop methods of digital phenotyping to a tool that breeders can use to make selections.

Key activities / responsibilities

  • Image analysis of plants and plant material
  • Processing of raw data into interpretable information
  • Correlation of digital phenotyping data to plant traits
  • Develop new digital phenotyping methods
  • Close collaboration with breeders, agronomists, scientific software engineers and data engineers


  • An MSc in biosystems engineering or similar with an applied remote sensing component
  • Proficiency in traditional and deep-learning-based computer vision and image analysis for plant growth measurement
  • Working knowledge of contemporary statistical learning methods and tools
  • Programming skills with expertise in R, Python or other statistical software
  • including traditional statistical analysis and machine learning
  • A good command of geospatial data analysis and visualization methods
  • Experience with digital phenotyping techniques
  • Knowledge of the spectral properties of plants and their relations to plant growth processes
  • Interest to translate science into a usable product
  • Ability to work closely together with diverse people

What We Offer:

  • An enthusiastic and growing team with ambition and passion to drive real change
  • The opportunity to join a dedicated team working on ground-breaking innovations for improving the global food supply
  • Home office is situated in Wageningen
  • Opportunities for growth and development within a dynamic organization


To join our team as a Digital phenotyping data analyst please submit the form below including:

  • A short motivation why this position and working at Solynta both align with your personal goals and ambitions.
  • Your CV

For inquiries about the application process and the vacancy, please email recruitment@solynta.com.

If you have any questions about the vacancy, please contact Julia Stockem, tel. 06 51894987. The application deadline is July 31, 2024.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated and will not be responded to.

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