Technician for research and education

Technician for research and education

Published Deadline Location
9 Jul 22 Jul Wageningen

Job description

Do you have experience in technical support within education and research, and do you feel at home in a multicultural international environment? Are you interested in soil and water-related issues and in understanding things better through experiments and monitoring various processes? And do you speak English and Dutch? If so, read on!

We are looking for an enthusiastic all-round technical assistant for the Soil Physics and Land Management group. The main task is to support the staff members and PhD students in education and research. You will do this in consultation and cooperation with other technicians in the group. The educational contribution mainly involves organizing and conducting practical’s for students and co-supervising excursions both domestically and abroad. The research activities are technical and organizational in nature and can take place in one of our laboratories on campus or out in the field where staff and PhD students frequently conduct research. Particularly important for the chair group is the active initiation and contribution to the design and setup of technical measurement programs. Given the international nature of the chair group, a good command of both Dutch and English is required.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

  • Good oral and written communication skills in Dutch (B2 level) and English (C1 level)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in the field of technical support for soil and water-related education and research
  • Experience in independently, as well as in a team, setting up and conducting experiments in the lab and in the field
  • A creative mind and proven skills in project execution and management (designing and building experimental setups, conducting research in the field and laboratory)
  • Affinity with teaching / practical’s
  • Interest in data analysis and reporting results
  • A supportive attitude and proactive and critical towards yourself and your environment, accurate, and flexible
  • Willingness to travel regularly, mainly domestically but also abroad

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 €3,226,- and €5,090,- for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 10). Initially, we offer you a one-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.

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 Prof. Coen J. Ritsema, tel:+31 (0)317 486517; e-mail: coen.ritsema@wur.nl or Ing. Harm Gooren, tel: 31 (0)317 483707; email: harm.gooren@wur.nl

For more information about the procedure, please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter, edgar.tijhuis@wur.nl

In addition, check out the website of our chair group and our laboratory.

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 July 22 2024. We hope to schedule the first job interviews soon afterwards.

Specifications

  • Research, development, innovation
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • P1561272-1

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Location

Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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Application procedure

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Coen J. Ritsema, tel:+31 (0)317 486517; e-mail: coen.ritsema@wur.nl or Ing. Harm Gooren, tel: 31 (0)317 483707; email: harm.gooren@wur.nl

For more information about the procedure, please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter, edgar.tijhuis@wur.nl

In addition, check out the website of our chair group and our laboratory.

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 July 22 2024. We hope to schedule the first job interviews soon afterwards.

Application procedure

Application procedure

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Coen J. Ritsema, tel:+31 (0)317 486517; e-mail: coen.ritsema@wur.nl or Ing. Harm Gooren, tel: 31 (0)317 483707; email: harm.gooren@wur.nl

For more information about the procedure, please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter, edgar.tijhuis@wur.nl

In addition, check out the website of our chair group and our laboratory.

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 July 22 2024. We hope to schedule the first job interviews soon afterwards.

Make sure to apply no later than 22 Jul 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).