Postdoctoral researcher AI for health, nutrition and cooperation

Postdoctoral researcher AI for health, nutrition and cooperation

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22 Nov 6 Dec Wageningen

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Job description

Do you have a PhD in AI, Data Science, health or a related field and are you looking for a great chance to bring your research, collaborations and network to the next level? Ready to support research, develop research and foster new cooperation in the field of AI and health? Please join our incredible team in Wageningen.

What are you going to do?
  • help PhD students in their research on machine vision, sensor technology and nutrition;
  • set up your own research and grants, dependent on your interests and expertise;
  • help bring innovative health and AI related research and researchers together.
You will work as a post-doctoral researcher doing your own research and helping guide PhD research, as well as function as a liaison officer between the four institutions of the EWUU alliance in the area of AI for Health working together with the other liaison officers to help build cooperation and form consortia.

Your function will be embedded within the Hungry Robots Lab, within the Division of Human Nutrition and Health.


Wageningen University & Research


  • a PhD in AI, Data Science, health or a related field;
  • you like to make connections and set up collaborations;
  • not necessarily a code monkey, but able to think about and give feedback on high-level coding architecture;
  • you enjoy working with 4 of the top universities in the Netherlands;
  • you enjoy freedom and flexibility and likes to take initiative instead of wait for instructions;
  • able to speak English at C1 level;
  • preferably proven ability to manage projects, academic publications and academic cooperations.

Conditions of employment

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • 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 / holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • 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 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of between € 2960,-. and € 4670,-. for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 10). Additionally, a contract for 0.5 to 0.8 FTE can be discussed.

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.

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.


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.

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.


  • Postdoc
  • Food
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • P1110387-1


Wageningen University & Research

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