Do you want to commit yourself to one of the world's leading sectors of agriculture; greenhouse horticulture? Do you think it is a challenge to contribute to the next steps of sustainability in this sector; optimal use of fertilizers that fits into a circular economy? Are you willing to work on new solutions together with growers, suppliers, governments and other researchers?
Are you our new plant nutrition researcher who likes to combine practical and theoretical work? In this position, you do applied research in the field of plant nutrition. You're dealing with:
Your Business Unit and team
- the effective and efficient use of minerals for optimal growth, production, product quality and crop health. Both in substrate cultivation and soil-bound crops and in close connection with the water supply of crops. We are looking for a minimum environmental impact and, where possible, we are thriving for a circular economy;
- the aspects of chemical water quality, in particular salinization;
- the development, testing and application of new and alternative fertilizers and developments in the field of fertilizer dosage;
- the (co)development of methods for nutrient monitoring (water, soil crop analyses) and feedback systems;
- contributing to the development of innovative more efficient and/or circular horticultural systems.
You work with experts in the field of cultivation, technology, substrate and plant health. You contribute to both sustainability of (greenhouse) horticulture in the Netherlands and in other parts of the world.
Wageningen University & Research, business unit Greenhouse horticulture is the internationally leading contract research institute for greenhouse horticulture. We focus on innovations in the greenhouse horticulture sector. On behalf of and together with industry, science and the government, questions about business management and cultivation are analyzed and translated into applied research and innovation pathways. WUR Greenhouse horticulture has more than 100 employees and four research teams at two locations (Wageningen and Bleiswijk). The function is part of the team crop health, soil and water, in which about 30 researchers are united