Researcher on the Impact of Manure Policy on Agricultural Operations

Researcher on the Impact of Manure Policy on Agricultural Operations

Published Deadline Location
1 Jul 31 Jul Wageningen

Job description

Are you someone who feels completely at home in the world of agriculture and data analysis? Have you always wanted to work on improving the operations of agricultural entrepreneurs and enhancing water quality?

Wageningen Economic Research is looking for a Researcher on the Impact of Manure Policy on Agricultural Operations, who can fully dedicate themselves to the analysis of panel data.

In this role, you will become the expert who translates the results of panel data analyses into valuable insights for governments, sector organisations, and agricultural businesses. Your expertise is crucial for the National Monitoring Network for Manure Policy Effects (LMM). In addition to these tasks, you will also contribute to projects investigating the relationship between agriculture, the environment, and nature. This involves collaboration with other departments of Wageningen University & Research and knowledge partners.

As a Researcher on the Impact of Manure Policy on Agricultural Operations, you will be an important link within the Performance & Impact Agrisectors expertise group. This group comprises passionate professionals dedicated to sustainable agriculture and a vibrant countryside. The group conducts economic sector studies for governments, sector organisations, and the business community, providing independent advice based on scientific insights. The projects you will work on are very diverse, ranging from monitoring and scenario studies to measuring sustainability performances of sectors and companies, as well as policy evaluations and explorations.

Would you like to use your knowledge and skills to contribute to sustainable agriculture and a healthy countryside? Then apply now for the position of (Junior) Researcher on the Impact of Manure Policy on Agricultural Operations at Wageningen Economic Research!

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

  • We are looking for someone with a completed master's degree in agricultural economics, or an IT/Data Management master’s with knowledge of the agricultural sector.
  • It would be fantastic if you have knowledge of panel data analysis techniques and programming languages.
  • Having an affinity with the agricultural sector, particularly with arable farming or intensive livestock farming, is logical for this role.
  • You will be working in an international environment where English is an important language. It is crucial to have a C1 language level. If you do not yet have this level, you can attain it at our language centre, Wageningen in’to Language.
  • We are looking for someone who is accurate, has a well-developed analytical ability, and is both relationship- and result-oriented.
  • We understand that you might not meet all the job requirements, but if you have solid work experience, we still encourage you to apply. You will be provided with ample challenges and development opportunities!

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. We offer, depending on your experience, a competitive gross salary € 5.737,- for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 11).
An appointment of 32 hours is negotiable.

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.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland and with your work you have a clear and positive impact on society. At WUR we work on the most pressing challenges of our time, like climate change and feeding the world in a sustainable way.

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 Bert van der Scheer (Head of the expert group Performance & Impact Agrosectoren), tel. 06-2852 1646, email: bert.vanderscheer@wur.nl.

For more information about the procedure, please contact Jouke van Oostenbrugge, Corporate recruiter, via recruitment.ssg@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 Wednesday 31st of July 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

  • Research, development, innovation
  • Economics
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • max. €5737 per month
  • University graduate
  • P1509748-5

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Application procedure

For more information about this position, please contact Bert van der Scheer (Head of the expert group Performance & Impact Agrosectoren), tel. 06-2852 1646, email: bert.vanderscheer@wur.nl.

For more information about the procedure, please contact Jouke van Oostenbrugge, Corporate recruiter, via recruitment.ssg@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 Wednesday 31st of July 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 Bert van der Scheer (Head of the expert group Performance & Impact Agrosectoren), tel. 06-2852 1646, email: bert.vanderscheer@wur.nl.

For more information about the procedure, please contact Jouke van Oostenbrugge, Corporate recruiter, via recruitment.ssg@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 Wednesday 31st of July 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 31 Jul 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).