Researcher Water Quality

Researcher Water Quality

Published Deadline Location
8 Jul 12 Aug Wageningen

Job description

Are you an enthusiastic researcher with knowledge of water quality, soils and agriculture in the Netherlands and Europe? Do you also have knowledge of hydrology and soil processes and leaching and run-off of nutrients to ground and surface water? And do you have good command of both Dutch and English? Then we are looking for you!

We are looking for a researcher water quality with knowledge of the interaction between agriculture and water quality. You should have experience with research in the fields of hydrology and soil, and leaching and run-off of nutrients to ground and surface water and effects on the water and nutrient balances of regional surface waters. We also ask for experience with model development and model application and an affinity with data processing. You enjoy working in a team and are able to publish research results in (popular) scientific journals and translate them into clear insights for agricultural and environmental policy. Good communication skills are important.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

  • Good communication skills and good command of both Dutch (B2) and English (C1), written and oral.
  • Relevant academic education in hydrology, soil science, environmental science or similar
  • Experience in applied research in the field of agriculture and the environment, or a PhD.
  • Knowledge of the interaction between agriculture, soil, water management and water quality.
  • Analytical mindset
  • Experience with model development and model application and affinity with data processing

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 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). Additionally, a contract for 32 hours can be discussed. You will initially receive a one-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.

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!

The mission of the Sustainable Soil Use team is to contribute to sustainable soil use and good soil quality, thereby ensuring efficient use of resources, mitigating climate change, and reducing nutrient losses in agriculture. In this way, we contribute to sustainable agricultural production and improved soil, water, and air quality. We conduct applied and integrated research on soil quality, circular agriculture, nitrogen and nature, climate and greenhouse gas emissions, and water quality. Knowledge of soil chemistry, soil physics, and agriculture forms the basis of our work. We operate from the laboratory scale to the global scale for a broad group of (inter)national clients. Sustainable Soil Use is a dynamic team with both experienced staff and a large group of young researchers.

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 Gert Jan Reinds, team leader, gertjan.reinds@wur.nl

For more information about the procedure, please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter edgar.tijhuis@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 August 12th 2024. We hope to schedule the first job within two weeks after the deadline.

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
  • Agriculture
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €3088—€5737 per month
  • University graduate
  • P1559916-1

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 Gert Jan Reinds, team leader, gertjan.reinds@wur.nl

For more information about the procedure, please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter edgar.tijhuis@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 August 12th 2024. We hope to schedule the first job within two weeks after the deadline.

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 Gert Jan Reinds, team leader, gertjan.reinds@wur.nl

For more information about the procedure, please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter edgar.tijhuis@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 August 12th 2024. We hope to schedule the first job within two weeks after the deadline.

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 12 Aug 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).