Manager eXtended Realities and the WUR Metaverse

Manager eXtended Realities and the WUR Metaverse

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17 Jan 29 Jan Wageningen

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Job description

The Environmental Sciences Group at Wageningen University & Research is seeking a manager to lead our XR visualization efforts. The WAgeningen iNitiative on aDvanced Extended Realities (WANDER) is a hub for advancing XR across the university. XR and the Metaverse have the potential to revolutionize the way we research, address and communicate societal and environmental challenges.

WANDER is providing immersive and visual experiences of data representing landscapes and societal and environmental challenges that helps to co-create, develop and explore new perspectives and scenarios with all stakeholders who want to resolve complex local and global challenges and create impact by finding innovative solutions, tackling problems that endanger a safe and healthy living environment and work towards a sustainable world with benefits for all.
Join us in using cutting-edge technology and high-level research to tackle complex challenges and create impactful solutions for a sustainable world! Check out one example of our work in this video!


Wageningen University & Research


  • Experience with research and development projects, programs or facilities, ideally with a focus on immersive technologies (XR);
  • Clear understanding of trends in the gaming and 3D visualisations industries and positive awareness of new developments in these industries;
  • Promising network in the world of visualisations (research, education, gaming and 3D visualisations industries);
  • Strong client facing and negotiation skills, and highly motivated with good networking skills;
  • The ambition to turn a starting initiative into a fixed value within WUR;
  • Pro-active, solution-oriented, and positive attitude.

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 temporary position for a period of 2 years with opportunity for a permanent after successful evaluation of individual performance and the viability of WANDER. Salary depends on training and work experience and based on a fulltime employment, ranges from € 3,974 to € 6,702 gross per month (scale 11-13) according to the Collective Agreement for Dutch Universities.

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 housing, schooling, and other issues. Finally a specialized organization will assist your partner one on one in finding a job or starting a business in the Netherlands, and besides that WUR offers a dual career program that helps partners through a group based program.


Wageningen University & Research

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.


  • Management
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • P1069923-7


Wageningen University & Research

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