Technical Assistant

Technical Assistant

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29 Apr 28 Jul Wageningen

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Job description

We are looking for a TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Are you an enthusiastic and experienced analytical assistant, who is dedicated to research and education in Physics and Physical Chemistry and also is a keen team player?
Then we are looking for you!

You will perform coordinating and assisting tasks in various practical aspects of our courses, for training and supporting the PhD's and students in using the equipment of our group and for maintaining the equipment.
You are also responsible for testing new equipment to facilitate equipment purchase decisions and you will participate in obtaining data for specific research activities. You are responsible for maintaining and purchasing chemicals and small lab equipment.


Wageningen University & Research


  • A HBO-level qualification in physics/physical/analytical chemistry;
  • knowledge of physico-chemical aspects of materials, preferably foods;
  • hands-on experience with various techniques, including, preferably, rheological methods, light scattering, microscopy, tensiometry;
  • intrinsic motivation for continuous improvement of education;
  • proactive team skills, willing to take responsibility for day-to-day functioning of laboratory facilities;
  • didactic qualities and enthusiasm for teaching and working with students;
  • excellent communication skills;
  • an excellent command of the English language, both orally and in writing.

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 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 holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours 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 € 2656,-. and € 3548,-. for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 8).

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 16th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling. Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.

Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling, and other issues.


Wageningen University & Research

The Laboratory for Physics and Physical Chemistry of Foods is part of the Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group. Our mission is to integrate physics, mesostructure design and development and application-driven research to enable innovations more effectively. We aim to 1) deliver fundamental knowledge, new mesostructures, and application concepts, for academic partners, industry and society; 2) educate students to apply such integration in their future careers.

The mission of Wageningen University and 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, 6.500 employees and 12.500 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of Wageningen's unique approach. WUR has been named Best Employer in the Education category for 2019-2020.

These are the points our employees list as good reasons to come work at WUR: read the 5 reasons to come work at WUR.

We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • Food
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • 723927


Wageningen University & Research

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