Researcher Organoids

Researcher Organoids

Published Deadline Location
10 Jun 6 Jul Wageningen

Job description

Are you the enthusiastic scientist with a PhD, who wants to work with organoids and the microbiome to study the biology of livestock species? Are you interested in how organoids can be used for increased understanding of complex genotype-phenotype relationships? We have a vacancy; are you our new colleague?

Wageningen Livestock Research (WLR) explores the role of animals in the food system; and strives to improve the quality of life for humans, animals and nature. We create science based solutions for a sustainable and profitable livestock and aquaculture sector. Together with our clients and partners, we integrate scientific knowledge and practical experience to develop livestock and aquaculture concepts for future generations. WLR carries out fundamental and applied research in the fields of animal production and food security, systems innovations, economy, ecosystem services, environment, grass & forage systems, aquaculture, animal nutrition, breeding & genomics and animal health & welfare.

The Animal Breeding and Genomics Department has a research team with approximately 45 highly motivated project leaders, researchers and analysts. We are known for our expertise on animal breeding, biological understanding of traits of cattle, swine, poultry and fish and sensor technology and big data analyses. Most of our research challenges require a multidisciplinary approach.

Organoids - laboratory-grown, functional organ-like structures derived from stem cells - provide us with an excellent system to improve our understanding of complex genotype-phenotype relationships. It provides a powerful tool to study complex phenotypes by dissecting them into better defined molecular phenotypes, amenable to high throughput, cost-effective, large-scale phenotyping.

What are your tasks?
  • You will participate in the development and execution of multi-disciplinary research projects in the area of using organoids or the microbiome to deepen our understanding of biology.
  • You will work in an interdisciplinary set-up and collaborate with researchers within Wageningen University & Research and from (inter)national knowledge institutes. You will also work with private partners (industry) and end-users, in- and outside the organization.
  • You will write papers and present results on conferences.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

You are a result-oriented and enthusiastic researcher at PhD level. To work within our interdisciplinary team, where different projects are running, we need you to have:
  • Expertise in the function of cell and tissue culture and/or the microbiome; e.g. you have a PhD degree in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology or similar
  • A good multidisciplinary understanding of livestock and biology
  • Ability to initiate and execute science-based applied research
  • Interest and skills in quantitative data analysis
  • Proactive attitude and good communication skills
  • Fluent in English language
  • Key competences: pro-active, collaborative, flexible, client and result oriented
  • excellent English language proficiency (a minimum of CEFR C2 level). For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our special language page

Conditions of employment

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 4%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. We offer, depending on your experience, a competitive salary depending on seniority and experience between € 2.836,- and € 5.989,- for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 10-12). This is a full-time position for a period of 1 year with the perspective of continuity. But a part-time contract of 32 hours is negotiable.
Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling. Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.
Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling, and other issues.

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research
The mission of Wageningen University and Research is "To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life". Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With its roughly 30 branches, 7.200 employees and 13.200 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of Wageningen's unique approach. WUR has been named Best Employer in the Education category for 2019-2020.

These are the points our employees list as good reasons to come work at WUR: read the 5 reasons to come work at WUR

You will join Wageningen Livestock Research - Partner in livestock innovations
Wageningen Livestock Research develops knowledge for a sustainable and profitable livestock sector, translates this into practice-oriented solutions and innovations, and ensures that this knowledge is disseminated. Together with our clients, and on the basis of practical experience, we integrate our scientific know-how in the areas of livestock systems and of the nutrition, genetics, welfare and environmental impact of farm animals to produce livestock concepts for the 21st century.
Wageningen Livestock Research, together with Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, Wageningen Marine Research and the Department of Animal Sciences of Wageningen University comprises the Animal Sciences Group of Wageningen University & Research.

We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Roel Veerkamp, head of Department Animal Breeding and Genomics (via roel.veerkamp@wur.nl of +31 (0)317 480540)

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.
This vacancy will be listed up to and including 6 July 2022.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Specifications

  • PhD
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €2836—€5989 per month
  • University graduate
  • P983937-1

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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Application procedure

For more information about this position, please contact Roel Veerkamp, head of Department Animal Breeding and Genomics (via roel.veerkamp@wur.nl of +31 (0)317 480540)

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.
This vacancy will be listed up to and including 6 July 2022.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Application procedure

Application procedure

For more information about this position, please contact Roel Veerkamp, head of Department Animal Breeding and Genomics (via roel.veerkamp@wur.nl of +31 (0)317 480540)

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.
This vacancy will be listed up to and including 6 July 2022.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Make sure to apply no later than 6 Jul 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).