Applied statistician

Applied statistician

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13 Nov 22 Nov Wageningen

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Job description

As an applied statistician, you will engage with fellow researchers, applying statistical modeling particularly in ecology, plant sciences, and animal sciences. This includes defining experimental designs, analyzing the data, and reporting the results and conclusions.

Your duties and responsibilities include:
  • Conducting intake interviews in which researchers propose their research and the statistical sub-questions therein;
  • proposing a statistical approach, and implementing and reporting it;
  • discussing the results of the statistical analysis with the client and ensuring proper information transfer;
  • playing an active role in scientific and social activities of the group as a whole.

You will, in a project-oriented environment, deal with a wide variety of cases. You eill operate independently within a team of about ten fellow consultants, which provides opportunities for discussion and collaboration. Clients are often colleagues from the WUR, but can also come from the business community. The place of employment is Wageningen.


Wageningen University & Research


You have considerable statistical expertise, and experience in applying statistical modeling in "Wageningen" fields such as quantitative ecology, plant and animal sciences. You have a broad interest in science and scientific research, and appreciate the impact generated by your tangible results.

You also possess:
  • A PhD in statistics or related field;
  • relevant work experience;
  • excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • excellent knowledge of REA;
  • good command of both English and Dutch.

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:
  • 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 hours by working more, per week;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • 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. We offer, depending on your experience, a competitive gross salary of between € 3.088,- and € 5.737,- for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 10/11, depending on experience). Additionally, a contract for 0,8 FTE can be discussed. You will initially receive a two-year contract, which will be extended to an open-ended contract upon in mutual enthusiasm.

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 multi-faceted position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.


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, 7,600 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.

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We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.


  • PhD
  • Agriculture
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • P1366437-1


Wageningen University & Research

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