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Job Wageningen UR - Scientific leader Food Authenticity/Fraud

Specifications - (explanation)

Location Wageningen
Function typesManagerial positions
Scientific fieldsAgriculture
Hours 36.0 hours per week
EducationUniversity Graduate
Job number 188924
Translations
About employer Wageningen UR (University & Research centre)
Short link www.academictransfer.com/20670

Job description

An excellent, ambitious scientist who will lead the Authenticity and Nutrients group at RIKILT. The group specializes in analytical food and feed authentication using a diverse range of both classical and state of the art analytical techniques, also in combination with advanced chemometric analysis.

We expect you to provide scientific and business development direction to the group, to co-shape innovations, to excel in project acquisition and management, and to expand our academic portfolio with scientific/other publications and presentations significantly. You will be the scientific leader of a group of 15-20 (senior) scientists, technicians and (PhD, MSc, BSc) students.

This is what it’s all about Horsemeat, organic eggs, milk powder containing melamine, road salt instead of table salt, wine diluted with water and many other examples: this is what it’s all about. A wide range of physical and chemical analysis techniques are used to investigate the authenticity of food products and detect food fraud. Special attention is given to innovative profiling methods, where fingerprinting is combined with statistics to characterise and verify products.

Requirements

We request
  • Academic degree in food science or analytical chemistry
  • Excellent track record in project acquisition and management
  • Ample experience and interest in writing of scientific and other publications
  • Customer oriented attitude
  • An innovative spirit
  • Enthusiasm to go to conferences, network meetings, business partnering events, stakeholder-meetings etc.), in the Netherlands and abroad
  • Outstanding networking and communication skills
  • Leadership qualities, especially aiming at collaboration, coaching, linking, and results-driven
  • In case you’re not Dutch: the intention to learn the Dutch language to allow participation in meetings after 1-2 years.

Conditions of employment

Position for 2 years with the possibility of transferring to a permanent position. Salary indication € 4618,-. Possibilities to improve you competences by following trainings, coaching and/or education.

Contract type: Temporary, Onbekend

Organisation

Wageningen UR

RIKILT Wageningen UR is part of Wageningen University & Research centre. RIKILT is an expertise organisation and a crisis organisation for the Dutch government in the field van chemical research of food safety and quality. The main tasks are development of new and innovative methods, quality assurance of analyses, sample analyses for monitoring and forensic purposes and participating in multi-disciplinary research projects. RIKILT is the National Reference Laboratory for all main residue topics. The research is performed for the Dutch government and within EU projects. (FP7, EFSA, CEN). For more information about RIKILT, please visit our website: www.WageningenUR.nl/en/rikilt.
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Specifications - (explanation)

Location Wageningen
Function typesManagerial positions
Scientific fieldsAgriculture
Hours 36.0 hours per week
EducationUniversity Graduate
Job number 188924
Translations
About employer Wageningen UR (University & Research centre)
Short link www.academictransfer.com/20670

Job description

An excellent, ambitious scientist who will lead the Authenticity and Nutrients group at RIKILT. The group specializes in analytical food and feed authentication using a diverse range of both classical and state of the art analytical techniques, also in combination with advanced chemometric analysis.

We expect you to provide scientific and business development direction to the group, to co-shape innovations, to excel in project acquisition and management, and to expand our academic portfolio with scientific/other publications and presentations significantly. You will be the scientific leader of a group of 15-20 (senior) scientists, technicians and (PhD, MSc, BSc) students.

This is what it’s all about Horsemeat, organic eggs, milk powder containing melamine, road salt instead of table salt, wine diluted with water and many other examples: this is what it’s all about. A wide range of physical and chemical analysis techniques are used to investigate the authenticity of food products and detect food fraud. Special attention is given to innovative profiling methods, where fingerprinting is combined with statistics to characterise and verify products.

Requirements

We request
  • Academic degree in food science or analytical chemistry
  • Excellent track record in project acquisition and management
  • Ample experience and interest in writing of scientific and other publications
  • Customer oriented attitude
  • An innovative spirit
  • Enthusiasm to go to conferences, network meetings, business partnering events, stakeholder-meetings etc.), in the Netherlands and abroad
  • Outstanding networking and communication skills
  • Leadership qualities, especially aiming at collaboration, coaching, linking, and results-driven
  • In case you’re not Dutch: the intention to learn the Dutch language to allow participation in meetings after 1-2 years.

Conditions of employment

Position for 2 years with the possibility of transferring to a permanent position. Salary indication € 4618,-. Possibilities to improve you competences by following trainings, coaching and/or education.

Contract type: Temporary, Onbekend

Organisation

Wageningen UR

RIKILT Wageningen UR is part of Wageningen University & Research centre. RIKILT is an expertise organisation and a crisis organisation for the Dutch government in the field van chemical research of food safety and quality. The main tasks are development of new and innovative methods, quality assurance of analyses, sample analyses for monitoring and forensic purposes and participating in multi-disciplinary research projects. RIKILT is the National Reference Laboratory for all main residue topics. The research is performed for the Dutch government and within EU projects. (FP7, EFSA, CEN). For more information about RIKILT, please visit our website: www.WageningenUR.nl/en/rikilt.