Wageningen University & Research
The mission of Wageningen University & 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 (6,400 fte) and 13,200 students and over 150.000 participants to WUR's Life Long Learning, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines.Our Mission
The position is embedded in the chair group Nutrition and Disease. People in our chair group support the mission to decrease the risk of disease and improve the health of those with disease through better nutrition. We do this by collecting evidence from well-designed studies and implementing the findings in collaboration with medical specialists and dietitians of academic and regional hospitals and by having strong links with public health organizations.Our Research
As our website
shows, we have a strong focus on the role of nutrition in cardiometabolic diseases, cancer, obesity treatment and gastro-intestinal diseases. Our research methodology mainly includes prospective cohort studies and randomized controlled lifestyle interventions. With other chair groups we share an excellent research infrastructure including nutritional assessment labs, a research kitchen, and laboratory facilities. Our chair group holds researchers with a variety of complementary disciplines, i.e. Nutrition, Epidemiology, Medicine, Medical Biology, and Biostatistics.Our Education
Our on campus and online courses cover nutrition and specific diseases (cancer and cardiometabolic diseases), general medicine, and research methodology of observational and intervention studies (study designs, epidemiological concepts and data-analysis). All our classes are held in state-of-the-art educational buildings with excellent technical support. We also provide individual supervision of BSc and MSc students during their thesis projects and internships.Our group
The Chair group Nutrition and Disease currently consists of about 30 PhD fellows, 3 assistant professors in Tenure Track, 2 senior academic teachers, 3 postdoctoral researchers, 3 endowed professors, a personal professor, a full professor (Chair) and research support staff. We provide a flexible and open working environment stimulating personal growth. We are located in a modern building on Wageningen Campus
which is a sustainable, green, and inviting place to interact with our students.
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.