Researcher Food Physics

Researcher Food Physics

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5 Mar 26 Mar Wageningen

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Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and enterprising Researcher Food Physics, who contributes to the development of new products and technologies for the food processing industry.
We have an open position for a researcher in the area of physical-chemical and rheological characterization of food ingredients and products. Do you want to be part of an exciting research environment which is dedicated to solving the greatest challenges we are facing in the food system with regards to sustainability, food quality and nutrition? Then Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is the place for you!
Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, part of WUR, offers a challenging and market-oriented environment where motivated scientific professionals conduct research for companies, governmental organisations and knowledge institutes. The Food Technology group develops knowledge and technologies for the sustainable production of innovative, healthy and safe food products, e.g., products with less salt and fat, or plant-based meat replacers. The scientific focus is on the relationship between product properties, ingredient formulation and process technology.

As Researcher Food Physics you will contribute to the further scientific development of this research area by:
  • Carrying out multidisciplinary applied-research projects in the field of sustainable food product and process development based on plant-based proteins and side-streams;
  • defining and executing product application and characterization experiments together with other technical assistants and scientists, as well as analysing, interpreting and reporting the findings internally and to our customers;
  • elaborating and summarizing research results into reports, publications and presentations for our clients;
  • executing the daily management of the equipment and activities in our physical-chemical laboratories.
We expect you to have an inquisitive mind and quality awareness, be full of clever and innovative ideas, and be able to carry out concrete project plans together with your colleagues and industrial partners.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

  • A BSc-degree in Food Sciences, Chemical Technology, Physical-Chemical Analysis, or a related topic;
  • subject knowledge on physical-chemical and rheological properties of food products and their ingredients. Specific knowledge on plant proteins is an advantage;
  • excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels with customers as well as your project team members;
  • a good verbal and written command of Dutch or English.
Your technical knowledge combined with your passion in supporting the implementation of fundamental scientific knowledge into industrial applications will set you apart from the other candidates.

Conditions of employment

We offer you a meaningful job with, depending on your experience, a competitive salary and a full working week of 36 hours in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Wageningen Research.

In addition, we offer:
  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural end-of-year bonus of 3%;
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
  • flexible working hours and holidays can possibly be determined in consultation so that an optimal balance between work and private life is possible;
  • excellent pension plan through ABP;
  • 171 vacation hours, the possibility to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes;
  • the possibility to work a maximum of 40 hours per week and in this way build up a maximum of 204 compensation hours per year;
  • a flexible model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan;
  • a lively workplace where you can easily make contacts and where many activities take place on the Wageningen Campus. A place where education, research and business are represented;
  • make use of the sports facilities on campus.
Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for own initiative in a learning environment.

We offer a versatile job in an international environment with varied activities in a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen Food & Biobased Research develops insights and technologies that support industries, governments, and research institutes to create innovative solutions for a healthier, more sustainable, and prosperous world. Together with our clients we develop healthy and tasty food, truly-sustainable food chains, and chemicals and materials that use biomass instead of fossil resources. Our in-depth knowledge of the entire chain, from raw materials through processing to end product, drives our approach. Website: www.wageningenur.nl/en/fbr.

We make smart connections between various disciplines to explore complex issues from different perspectives. Through a combination of intelligent analyses and pragmatic invention, we find solutions for these issues. Grounded in science and business, our researchers bring a no-nonsense attitude to their work. We investigate and develop at all stages: upscaling from lab to pilot and from initial idea to production processes that deliver real products for our customers. We have direct access to the latest scientific findings and have a firm grasp of what modern technology offers. Every day, we work with national and global companies, governments and other research institutes to create innovative solutions; now and in the future.

Wageningen Food & Biobased Research is one of the Contract Research Organizations of Wageningen University & Research, with the aim to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. With approximately 30 locations, 5,000 members of staff and 10,000 students, we are world leader in its domain. An integral way of working and cooperation between the exact sciences, the technological and social disciplines are key to its approach.

Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.

For further information about working at Wageningen University & Research, take a look at http://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs.htm

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Specifications

  • Research, development, innovation
  • Food
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • Higher professional education
  • 604408

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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