Researcher Smart farming technology



Royal Agrifirm Group
Agrifirm’s vision is to work every day on a responsible food chain for future generations. We want to ensure that we can continue to offer affordable, healthy and sustainable food to everyone. Agrifirm therefore supplies high-quality products such as animal feed, products for the cultivation of crops and professional advice.
Agrifirm was founded in the Netherlands about 120 years ago and is now a leading agricultural cooperative with an international network of subsidiaries located in 16 countries in Europe, South America and Asia and a worldwide distribution network. The head office is located in Apeldoorn and with more than 3,000 committed employees, Agrifirm works every day on a healthy future for farmers and society.


Are you interested in agriculture and science and do you. Do you want to contribute to the development of sustainable smart farming systems? Are you innovative, a team player who is enthusiastic and knows how to network, as well? Then Agrifirm is looking for you!

Agrifirm is looking for researcher smart farming technology. Within RAG/Arable you will be the smart farming expert. You contribute to the development and implementation of sensor and vision technology in new smart arable farming systems, in crop growing concepts and monitoring concepts.
As a Researcher Sensor and Vision Technology you are responsible for defining and setup of (joint) research and development projects according to RAG/arable strategy.
You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team in a network organization with limited hierarchy and room for development.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Acts as a project leader or contributes to (joint) research and development projects
  • Setup and maintenance of relevant (science and business) network focusing on knowledge gathering for future added value concepts


  • In possession of a PhD (or MSc with >4 years relevant experience
  • You are now working as a Researcher, technology specialist or engineer
  • Experience in a research or business environment is a must have
  • You don’t mind travelling
  • You speak English fluently
  • You have knowledge of Sensor and Vision technology, ICT applications and data handling, mining and modelling
  • You are innovative, active with networking and care about your personal growth
  • Project management is something you’re good at
  • You are market oriented, enthusiastic and a team player
  • You have a passion for Technology and Digitalization in arable farming


Full-time (40-hours). Contract with Agrifirm.
A challenging full-time job within an enthusiastic and committed team where cooperation and results come first

As a colleague at Agrifirm you will receive the following:

  • An extensive introduction program
  • A good salary
  • Approx. 36 free days (23 holidays & 13 ATV based on a full-time job)
  • Laptop and iPhone
  • Good secondary employment conditions
  • Extensive development opportunities through the Agrifirm Academy

Agrifirm has exclusively outsourced the recruitment process to Nutri-akt

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