Are you the promising sector specialist researcher who will support public and private policy makers with respect to the international position of aquaculture for food systems of delta metropoles?
We are looking for a talented colleague with a market- and customer-oriented attitude and a great affinity for applied scientific research. Experience in conducting research projects involving the position of aquaculture for sustainable food security in cities and its negative external effects (e.g. eutrophication, deforestation, use of chemicals and antibiotics). You should have the capability and the ambition to become our aquaculture figurehead and to lead and develop projects in that field. Your most important activities in doing so will be:
- Conducting research activities, including international projects regarding the regional development of estuaries and river deltas, with an emphasis on aquaculture as a mechanism for growth.
- Working in project teams that vary in size and complexity. These may vary from a few colleagues at Wageningen Economic Research to larger teams consisting of researchers from different organisations. An example of this would be other organisational divisions such as Wageningen Marine Research, but also international consortia.
- Maintaining regular contact with your clients, whereby you proactively and sufficiently adapt to their wishes and needs. Clients include the Ministries of LNV and I&W, international organisations and business, and the European Commission (incl. H2020).
- Contributing to the acquisition of new research projects, including from your active network in aquaculture as well as actively contributing to knowledge development and method/product innovation.
We have seven expertise groups at Wageningen Economic Research. You will be working in the expertise group Green Economy and Land Use. This expertise group is focused on the economic perspective and sustainable development of green and blue growth via integral explorations, cost-benefit analyses, evaluation methods, and business models.
Place of employment is The Hague, with willingness to regularly travel to Wageningen.