Researcher plant toxins

Researcher plant toxins

Published Deadline Location
21 Jul 2 Oct Wageningen

Job description

We are looking for a researcher plant toxins

Do you consider the availability of safe and wholesome food for the entire world population one of the great challenges of our era? Do you want to contribute to safe and balanced diets by securing well designed and well executed analyses of food and feed? Are you eager to take on the challenge of improving analytical techniques in this field using state-of-the-art measurement systems such as LC-(HR)MS? This might be the next step for you! The Natural Toxins team of Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR) is looking for an ambitious researcher plant toxins.

What will you do?
In your daily work as researcher plant toxins, you will:
  • Act as the researcher for a number of projects, mainly on governmental tasks, but also in PPS- and EU-projects in the theme on Food and Feed safety.
  • Publish the results of research in scientific journals and present them at international conferences
  • Participate in the EURL on mycotoxins & plant toxins in food and feed and advise the European Commission on analytical methods for enforcement of legal limits
  • Build and maintain an (inter)national scientific network with relevant people and organizations
  • Participate in (inter)national committees, e.g. EFSA and CEN.
  • Proactively look for new opportunities in e.g. PPS- and EU-calls and write proposals in the field of (plant) toxins
The team in which the position is vacant, conducts research on plant toxins, mycotoxins and phycotoxins in food and feed. The team aims to strengthen the scientific relevance of WFSR in all three areas mentioned, including its role as European Union Reference Laboratory for mycotoxins & plant toxins in food and feed. Within the team of 22 professionals you collaborate with direct colleagues, but also with other research teams within WFSR, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and outside.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

  • A PhD in analytical chemistry/organic chemistry or food chemistry or comparable specialization. Knowledge of instrumental residue analysis of (plant) toxins is preferred;
  • The enthusiasm to further develop your knowledge and experience in instrumental plant toxins analysis and research;
  • Experience with acquisition of new projects;
  • A creative thinker and initiator with the energy to move projects in a positive and constructive way;
You are fluent in written and spoken English and preferably also in Dutch or you are willing to learn Dutch

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 gross salary of between €2949,- and €5479,- for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 10-11).

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 multi-faceted position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.
You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the "Best University" in the Netherlands for the 17th consecutive time.
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.

Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video to get an idea of our green campus!
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 Linda Stolker, Teamleader of The Natural Toxins team, telephone +31 317-480390, or by e-mail linda.stolker@wur.nl .
For more information about the procedure, please contact Rutger Voorrips, Recruiter, by phone +31 317 480571 or by e-mail rutger.voorrips@wur.nl

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.
Don't wait with your application. As soon as we have good candidates, we will start the interviews. Will we talk to you soon?
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

  • Technical and laboratory
  • Food
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • P1023218-1

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 Linda Stolker, Teamleader of The Natural Toxins team, telephone +31 317-480390, or by e-mail linda.stolker@wur.nl .
For more information about the procedure, please contact Rutger Voorrips, Recruiter, by phone +31 317 480571 or by e-mail rutger.voorrips@wur.nl

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.
Don't wait with your application. As soon as we have good candidates, we will start the interviews. Will we talk to you soon?
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 Linda Stolker, Teamleader of The Natural Toxins team, telephone +31 317-480390, or by e-mail linda.stolker@wur.nl .
For more information about the procedure, please contact Rutger Voorrips, Recruiter, by phone +31 317 480571 or by e-mail rutger.voorrips@wur.nl

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.
Don't wait with your application. As soon as we have good candidates, we will start the interviews. Will we talk to you soon?
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 2 Oct 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).