Postdoc Nutrition, Metabolism and Genomics

Postdoc Nutrition, Metabolism and Genomics

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20 Mar 10 Apr Wageningen

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Job description

An enthusiastic and creative postdoc who will contribute to ongoing research in the group and has the long term ability and ambition to develop her/his own research line on a topic within the scope of the group. Studies in the Nutrition, Metabolism and Genomics group are geared towards expanding our knowledge of the molecular physiology of nutrient metabolism in health and metabolic diseases and elucidating what key regulatory pathways go awry during disease development and aging. Research in the group covers the following main themes: 1. Molecular regulation of lipid metabolism. 2. Immunometabolism , adipose tissue, and metabolic health. 3. Nutritional regulation of intestinal health. More information can be found at:


Wageningen University & Research


  • Doctorate in biomedical sciences, nutritional science, molecular biology or other related disciplines with several publications as first author
  • Extensive experience with cell culture models and working with laboratory animals
  • Experience with molecular and biochemical techniques
  • Has a passion for molecular nutrition research and an interest in developing/setting-up new methods (in the lab)
  • A positive and connecting team player who can motivate others
  • Outstanding English writing and oral communication skills
  • Strong internal drive to excel and succeed

Conditions of employment

A job at an organisation that will challenge you every day to provide our clients with the best possible solution. As Postdoc you will be part of an ambitious team working on a wide range of issues with plenty of scope for initiative. Personal input and responsibility are an integral part of our culture.

We offer a temporary position (2 years) with an average working time of 38 hours per week. An extension is possible contingent on securing (personal) grants. Salary before tax from € 2.709,- to € 4.274,- (scale 10) based on full time employment and dependent on expertise and experience.
We not only offer a competitive salary but also good (study) leave and a pension by the ABP Pension Fund.


Wageningen University & Research

Division of Human Nutrition and Health
The mission of the Division of Human Nutrition and Health is to generate and exchange knowledge in the area of nutrition and health-in interaction with peers and partners-by excellent education and research. The Division consists of five chair groups that form a single organizational unit with shared infrastructure and resources: Sensory Science and Eating Behaviour, Global Nutrition, Nutritional Biology, Nutrition and Disease, and Nutrition Metabolism and Genomics. The postdoc position will be placed within the chair Nutrition Metabolism and Genomics.

The Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group is part of Wageningen University & Research, an organisation that brings together fundamental and applied scientific research. We work on creating 'healthy food in a biobased society' with private sector companies, research institutes and government agencies in the Netherlands and abroad. Our innovations play a crucial role in solving the major issues which affect society today. Entrepreneurship and professionalism are key in all that we do. In short, we are a major international employer offering considerable potential for your career.

Wageningen University & Research
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus - each and every day. Within our domain of good and safe food & food production, food security and a healthy living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society - such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don't do this alone. Every day, 5000 people work on 'the quality of life', turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.

Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.

For further information about working at Wageningen University & Research, take a look at:

Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.


  • Postdoc positions
  • Food
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • University Graduate
  • 485470


Wageningen University & Research

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