Researcher Vertical Farming


Delphy stands for Worldwide Expertise for Food & Flowers. With more than 250 experts in-house consultants and researchers it is the world’s largest commercial service provider in the horticultural and agricultural sector. Development and implementation of cultivation knowledge is Delphy’s core business. Our experts contribute to improving the results of clients with knowledgeable and independent research, consultancy, and education.

Using state-of-the-art research facilities, sensing and crop modelling, the Delphy Team Vertical Farming aims to be leading in the development and implementation of Vertical Farming cultivation knowledge.

Vertical Farming Research

The Vertical Farming research takes place at the Delphy Improvement Centre in Bleiswijk, The Netherlands. Here, we use commercial-scale research units and phytotrons to develop cultivation knowledge focused on direct applications in commercial Vertical Farms. Our research serves to answer concrete questions from clients or to expand Delphy’s own knowledge. Overall, the aim of the research is to optimize the dynamic cultivation processes taking place in Vertical Farms by understanding the crop performance and interaction with the environment.

Your role

As a Researcher Vertical Farming you will apply your knowledge to set up and implement research projects that are innovative and directional using the latest technology for digital monitoring. Working independently but also as a team player, you are the link between clients, fellow researchers, and cultivation specialists. You translate your expertise and research results into applicable knowledge for clients, growers, entrepreneurs, and colleagues. Your work is at the interface of fundamental research and applicable knowledge in practice.

What we offer

  • A challenging and diverse position where you work with the latest technology;
  • The opportunity to develop Vertical Farming crop cultivation knowledge and implement it internationally;
  • The opportunity to let your knowledge contribute to more sustainable food production systems;
  • A very high degree of independence and responsibility, but also the support of a team of colleagues from whom you can learn;
  • Personal development is important to Delphy so you will be given broad opportunities for that;
  • Excellent terms of employment; located in Bleiswijk, The Netherlands.

Are you the talent that

  • Is motivated and eager to learn, and has an entrepreneurial mindset;
  • Has good communication and social skills;
  • Has a MSc-degree (research-focused) or equivalent research experience in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Crop Physiology, or Agronomy;
  • Has knowledge of plant physiology, crop cultivation practices, data analysis, and thermodynamics;
  • Has some work experience in a similar research position;
  • Has full working proficiency in English (Dutch is beneficial).

Information and applying

Do you have a specific question regarding this position?
Contact Laura Bautista, Project Leader Vertical Farming: +31 610 725 531 or

Are you interested and do you want to apply?
Send your CV and motivation letter to: Irma Bellekom:

Acquisition is not appreciated.