The first two years of the PhD will be based in Wageningen University Soil Biology Group. During this period, the conditions below apply. During the last two years, the conditions of the FiBL apply and more about this will be discussed during the interviews.
Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment
. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
- 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 receive a fully funded PhD position and you will be offered a course program tailored to your needs and the research team.
The gross salary for the first year is € 2.541,- per month rising to € 3.247,- in the fourth year in according to the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU)
(scale P). This is based on a full-time working week of 38 hours. We offer a temporary contract for 18 months which will be extended for the duration of the project if you perform well.
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.The latter two years are spent at FiBL in Switzerland working in the Soil Science department.
The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL is one of the world's leading research institutions in the field of organic agriculture and employs around 300 people in Switzerland. FiBL's strengths are interdisciplinary research, joint innovations with farmers and the food industry as well as rapid knowledge transfer. FiBL offers an inspiring and dynamic work environment with career development opportunities. As a research institute with a great global network, we consider training opportunities and further education for our employees highly important. FiBL offers a campus atmosphere fostering inter- and transdisciplinary exchange on a daily basis as well as close collaboration with European partners. Employees also enjoy excellent organic food at our in-house restaurant and a workplace surrounded by a lush and green landscape.