Feed Safety Scientist

Feed Safety Scientist

Published Deadline Location
5 Jun 24 Jun Wageningen

Job description

Are you a researcher passionate about safe and healthy animal feed and committed to ensuring it remains that way? Do you want to contribute to the goal of guaranteeing food safety in the Netherlands? If so, we have an exciting job opportunity for you as an Animal Feed Researcher at Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR), a research institute of Wageningen University & Research.

What Will You Do?
You will work within the agro-chains team, executing assignments both within and outside WFSR. As an animal feed researcher, you will contribute to various projects focused on maintaining safe feed with attention to:
  • circular developments in agriculture and the broader society;
  • utilizing different by-products and residual streams for feed;
  • developments in legislation for safe feed;
  • monitoring the safety of animal feed through accredited analyses.

Additionally, you will stay informed about European and national developments in the field of feed.

You will work within the agro-chains team, consisting of 23 colleagues, where you will be partly responsible for researching the safety of feed throughout the entire feed chain. You will be responsible for delivering high-quality products on time in collaboration with the project leader.

This includes processing and analyzing data, writing reports, and articles. In this role, you will also collaborate with other stakeholders within and outside WUR.

You will work with people both inside and outside your team, as well as experts in various adjacent fields of feed such as veterinary drugs, contaminants, and microbiology.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

You have:
  • an MSc in a relevant field, supplemented with work experience in feed or animal feed legislation;
  • proficiency in both Dutch and English at C1 level, and you can write reports in these languages;
  • creativity. You come up with solutions that others might not think of in our research;
  • analytical thinking skills. You can interpret data and translate it into reports and graphical representations.

Additionally, you are an initiative-taking colleague. You can take the lead in planning and engage your colleagues with a good and pleasant communication style. Experience working in an ISO17025 environment is a plus.

In our international working environment, communication is increasingly in English. For this position, a language level C1 is required. If you do not yet have this level, we will naturally assist you, and you can turn to our language center, Wageningen in’to Language.

You will see that there are plenty of challenges for you. These challenges can also be seen as development opportunities. Therefore, if you do not yet have the track record requested in the vacancy but do have solid work experience, we also invite you to apply.

You will work here:

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;
  • 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. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of between €3088,-. and €5737,-. for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 10/11). Additionally, a contract for 32 hours can be discussed. Initially, we offer you a two-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 19th 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.

Because we expect you to work and live in the Netherlands 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 for example 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

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 and do not appreciate unasked for services from recruitment agencies. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.

Additional information

For more information about this position, you can contact Elise Hoek, Team Leader of the Agro-Chains team, at +31 317 481051 or via email: Elise.hoek@wur.nl.

For more information about the procedure, you can contact Rutger Voorrips, corporate recruiter, by email: rutger.voorrips@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly via the application button on the vacancy on our website so that we can process your personal data with your consent.

This vacancy is open until June 24, 2024. We aim to schedule the first interviews in early July.

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

  • Research, development, innovation
  • Food
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €3088—€5737 per month
  • University graduate
  • P1537472-1

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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Application procedure

For more information about this position, you can contact Elise Hoek, Team Leader of the Agro-Chains team, at +31 317 481051 or via email: Elise.hoek@wur.nl.

For more information about the procedure, you can contact Rutger Voorrips, corporate recruiter, by email: rutger.voorrips@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly via the application button on the vacancy on our website so that we can process your personal data with your consent.

This vacancy is open until June 24, 2024. We aim to schedule the first interviews in early July.

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, you can contact Elise Hoek, Team Leader of the Agro-Chains team, at +31 317 481051 or via email: Elise.hoek@wur.nl.

For more information about the procedure, you can contact Rutger Voorrips, corporate recruiter, by email: rutger.voorrips@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly via the application button on the vacancy on our website so that we can process your personal data with your consent.

This vacancy is open until June 24, 2024. We aim to schedule the first interviews in early July.

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 24 Jun 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).