The Radboud Institute for Biological and Environmental Sciences
(RIBES) aims to perform world-leading research in order to understand the response of the natural environment to human impact. RIBES is working on the overarching research mission 'Towards Healthy Ecosystems', with four focus areas: I. Macronutrients and chemicals of emerging concern, II. Physical conditions: understanding responses and adaptation mechanism to stressors, III. Biodiversity decline and recovery of ecological communities, and IV. Mitigation of greenhouse gasses. With the knowledge developed, RIBES contributes to mitigating ecosystem degradation and finding solutions to restore the natural environment. RIBES is nationally and internationally unique as its research encompasses three major groups of organisms (microorganisms, plants and animals) and spans nearly all levels of biological organization. The institute is organized in three clusters: Ecology & Physiology, Environmental Science and Microbiology. RIBES researchers contribute substantially to the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Biology of the Educational Institute for Biosciences.
The new biotechnology research line will become part of the Ecology & Physiology cluster, which has an enthusiastic and devoted team of academics that closely collaborate in a flat organizational structure. Harmonious and productive collaboration and synergy are key to our success. Our cluster, institute and faculty have state-of-the-art equipment for molecular biology and microscopy, facilities for plant transformation and tissue culture as well as infrastructure for plant cultivation.
Part of the work is expected to take place at Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo.
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!