Lecturer Bioprocess Engineering

Lecturer Bioprocess Engineering

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11 Sep 2 Oct Wageningen

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Job description

The Bioprocess Engineering Group (BPE) at Wageningen University and Research is looking for an enthusiastic Senior Academic Teacher with consolidated expertise in the area of education and demonstrated ability to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary setting.

As a senior lecturer, you are expected to:
  • coordinate courses;
  • design and provide lectures, tutorials, practical courses and the reader for these subjects;
  • in addition, you are expected to contribute to educational innovation by developing new courses and (re-)designing course materials, in harmony with the general vision of education in BPE and specifically in consultation with other members of the academic staff.

The Bioprocess Technology chair group is responsible for broad biotechnologically and biobased oriented subjects. These subjects are given mainly in the Biotechnology and in the Biobased Science programs by means of several BSc and MSc courses created and developed over the last 10 years. In these courses either the basics (Basic Cell Factory Design, Bioreactor Design, Separation process design, Transfer Process) or the advanced (Advanced Bioreactor Design, Advanced Separation Process Design, Advanced Biorefinery, Bioprocess Design) criteria to design and analyze both current and novel solutions for bioprocess are given to the students.


Wageningen University & Research


For the purpose of teaching both BSc and MSc students, we are looking for a senior teacher with all-round teaching hard skills in biotechnology and specific experience in the field of (bio)process technology, as well as proven soft skills in efficiently coaching and supervising Thesis students and in working in harmony with other staff members already involved in education.

You are/have:
  • a PhD in (Bio)Process Technology or related training in Biotechnology or Process Engineering;
  • excellent and proved didactic and communication skills.
  • experience in the research fields of the Chair of Bioprocess Engineering,
  • excellent and consolidated experience as a teacher at academic level, especially in designing and coordinating courses;
  • experience in setting up mathematical models for solving Bioprocess Engineering design-oriented issues;
  • experience in coaching and supervising Thesis and Internship students.

In our international working environment there is an increasing amount of communication in English. For this position it is about language level C1 If you do not yet have this level, we will of course help you and you can go to our language center Wageningen in'to Language

You can see that there are plenty of challenges ahead of you. These challenges can also be seen as development opportunities. So if you do not yet have the track-record required in the vacancy, but do have solid work experience, we would also like to invite you to apply.

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, 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 €4.332,- and €6.737,- for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 11/12).

Initially, we offer you a one-year contract, which will then be extended to an open-ended contract if there is mutual enthusiasm. Of course, we would be happy to discuss this with you if you have any questions.
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 18th 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.

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. For instance under the "30% rule", certain categories of international staff can receive tax exemption on approximately 30% of their gross salary.


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, 7,600 employees (6,700 fte) and 13,100 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.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • P1315683-1


Wageningen University & Research

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