Research assistant / Technician

Research assistant / Technician

Published Deadline Location
5 Jun 23 Jun Wageningen

Job description

The Aquaculture & Fisheries Group at Wageneingen University and Resaerch is looking for an independent Research Assistant / Technician (full-time, 30,4- 38 hours/week) to support bachelor (BSc) education and practicals. You will also have an important role in large-scale fish samplings at our experimental facility and/or in the field in support of research by MSc students as part of their thesis research. In joint coordination with the other technicians of the team, you provide laboratory support to long-term research questions from PhD students through, for example, histological, biochemical or cellular approaches. You are mainly animal-oriented. In short, you will have a versatile job in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

Your Qualities
  • You are responsible for your own task packages, you can pick up and perform tasks well and independently.
  • You can work accurately according to protocols which are continuously improved by yourself and others.
  • You have good communication skills and like to think in solutions.
  • You are open to learning new (laboratory) techniques and methods.
  • You enjoy working in an international working environment with people from different cultures and backgrounds.
  • You do not mind working outside normal working hours under exceptional circumstances.

In our international working environment communication in English is very important. For this position we are looking for someone with language level B2.

It may be clear that we offer plenty of challenges. 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 a genuine interest, we would also like to invite you to apply.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

You have:
  • a completed HBO degree in animal biology or alike (e.g. Animal Management, Applied Science, etc.);
  • strong interest in teaching;
  • interest in various laboratory analyses;
  • an article 13f6b license and interest in performing work with experimental animals (fish) is a plus;
  • proficiency in the English language both speaking and writing (language level B2).

You will work here
The Aquaculture and Fisheries (AFI) Chair Group is part of the Department of Animal Sciences at Wageningen University. It conducts research on nutrition, health and welfare of fish, shellfish and crustaceans in sustainable farming systems, ecological recovery of inland waters through fish-based monitoring, and estimation of data-poor fish stocks in sustainable fisheries in the North Sea. To all of these topics we are happy to link our teaching to BSc, MSc and PhD students.

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;
  • 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 €2.618 and €3.298 for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 6). We will offer you a one-year contract. 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 the video below 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.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Geert Wiegertjes, chairgroup holder, 0317-482732 or by e-mail: geert.wiegertjes@wur.nl .

For more information about the procedure, please contact Noorien Abbas, corporate recruiter, by email: noorien.abbas@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.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including 23 June 2024. Because of the summer holidays, we hope to schedule the first job interviews in the week of 19 August 2024.

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
  • €2618—€3298 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • P1537471-1

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 Geert Wiegertjes, chairgroup holder, 0317-482732 or by e-mail: geert.wiegertjes@wur.nl .

For more information about the procedure, please contact Noorien Abbas, corporate recruiter, by email: noorien.abbas@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.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including 23 June 2024. Because of the summer holidays, we hope to schedule the first job interviews in the week of 19 August 2024.

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 Geert Wiegertjes, chairgroup holder, 0317-482732 or by e-mail: geert.wiegertjes@wur.nl .

For more information about the procedure, please contact Noorien Abbas, corporate recruiter, by email: noorien.abbas@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.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including 23 June 2024. Because of the summer holidays, we hope to schedule the first job interviews in the week of 19 August 2024.

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