Technician Molecular Plant Physiology

Technician Molecular Plant Physiology

Published Deadline Location
2 Feb today Wageningen

Job description

Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to exciting plant research? Do you enjoy being involved in different research lines and teaching (practical) classes? And do you want to do research in a multicultural and stimulating academic environment?

The laboratory of Plant Physiology is looking for a motivated lab technician to support molecular, cellular (imaging) and biochemical experiments. We study many aspects of plant environment interactions, ranging from salt and drought stress up to seed physiology. You will mostly be involved in our projects that focus environmental control of chloroplast development and plastid-derived signaling.
Your duties and responsibilities as a lab technician include:
  • Support the projects of PhD candidates and postdocs
  • Perform independent lab experiments
  • Perform lab management tasks
  • Assist in teaching (BSc and MSc level courses)

You will mostly work with the ‘Plastid Physiology’ team within the laboratory of Plant Physiology, which now holds 3 PhD candidates, a postdoc and a technician, but will grow in the coming year(s). The team is led by Dr. Charlotte Gommers. Furthermore, many of your tasks will serve the whole laboratory. This way, you will get acquainted with many of the research lines and researchers within Plant Physiology.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

You:
  • Are a motivated researcher in the field of molecular plant physiology
  • Work efficiently and proactively and are motivated to do fundamental research
  • Are a proficient team player with experience in multicultural organizations
  • Possess excellent organization and project management skills

You also possess:
  • An HBO bachelor, MSc or PhD diploma in the field of molecular (plant) biology, or related field
  • Extensive hands-on experience in molecular, cellular (imaging), and/or biochemical tools
  • A willingness to contribute to teaching of MSc and BSc students
  • Strong communication skills and you work well in a small team
  • The drive to contribute to an open and inclusive atmosphere
  • Excellent English language proficiency (a minimum of CEFR C2 level). For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our language page

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.

You will work here
Laboratory of Plant Physiology: https://www.wur.nl/en/research-results/chair-groups/plant-sciences/laboratory-of-plant-physiology.htm

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 € 3.072 and € 4.103 for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 8). Initially, we offer you a one-year contract, which will be extended for one more year 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, or schooling. Finally, certain categories of international staff may be eligible for a tax exemption on a part of their salary during the first five years in the Netherlands.

Employer

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.. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of Wageningen’s unique approach. WUR has been named Best Employer in the Education category for 2019-2020.

These are the points our employees list as good reasons to come work at WUR: read the 5 reasons to come work at WUR

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

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Charlotte Gommers, Assistant Professor Plant Physiology, by e-mail charlotte.gommers@wur.nl.
For more information about the procedure, please contact Dax Teunissen, corporate recruiter by e-mail vacaturemeldingen.psg@wur.nl

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval. Applications via other ways (e.g. e-mail) will not be considered.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including 25 February 2024. We hope to schedule the first job interviews on at the end of February.

Procedure
As part of our selection process, an assessment may be incorporated within the procedure.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Specifications

  • Technical and laboratory
  • Agriculture
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3072—€4103 per month
  • Doctorate
  • P1424477-1

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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Application procedure

For more information about this position, please contact Charlotte Gommers, Assistant Professor Plant Physiology, by e-mail charlotte.gommers@wur.nl.
For more information about the procedure, please contact Dax Teunissen, corporate recruiter by e-mail vacaturemeldingen.psg@wur.nl

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval. Applications via other ways (e.g. e-mail) will not be considered.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including 25 February 2024. We hope to schedule the first job interviews on at the end of February.

Procedure
As part of our selection process, an assessment may be incorporated within the procedure.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Application procedure

Application procedure

For more information about this position, please contact Charlotte Gommers, Assistant Professor Plant Physiology, by e-mail charlotte.gommers@wur.nl.
For more information about the procedure, please contact Dax Teunissen, corporate recruiter by e-mail vacaturemeldingen.psg@wur.nl

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval. Applications via other ways (e.g. e-mail) will not be considered.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including 25 February 2024. We hope to schedule the first job interviews on at the end of February.

Procedure
As part of our selection process, an assessment may be incorporated within the procedure.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Make sure to apply no later than 25 Feb 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).