Researcher Food Processing Technology

Researcher Food Processing Technology

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16 May 6 Jun Wageningen

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Job description

Is it your ambition to help with the development of new technologies that contribute to making our food production more sustainable? Are you passionate about processing technologies and do you want to apply your knowledge to make better and healthier food products? Would you like to be part of a dynamic research organisation where working with clients in projects is key? Are you a strong communicator, and do you have a practical attitude? Then we are looking for you!

We are looking for:
An enthusiastic, enterprising and scientifically strong researcher Food Processing Technology who contributes to the expansion of our research portfolio in the field of sustainable, healthy and safe food and the process technologies required for this.

What are you going to do?
As a researcher Food Processing Technology you will be involved in, among other things:
  • setting up and performing experiments, together with colleagues, within multidisciplinary applied scientific research projects in the field of food process technology;
  • developing and summarizing research results together with colleagues into (partial) reports, publications and presentations for our clients;
  • conducting literature research to support the project work;
  • carrying out (simple) modeling activities in the field of process engineering.
Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, part of Wageningen University & Research, offers a challenging and market-oriented environment where motivated scientific professionals conduct research for companies, governmental organisations and knowledge institutes. The Food Technology group develops innovative knowledge and technologies that can be applied for the development of healthy, safe and sustainable products using fewer raw materials and energy. Examples include techniques for mild preservation (e.g., Pulsed Electric Fields, High Pressure Processing), advanced texturization (e.g., Shear Cell technology, 3D printing) or mild drying (e.g., microwave, radio-frequent, infrared) , always aimed at optimum product quality, maintenance of microbiological safety and enhanced sustainability. Your role is to apply scientific developments in the field in research projects, making use of the collaboration opportunities offered by the WUR ecosystem, the Wageningen Campus and our extensive knowledge and business network.


Wageningen University & Research


  • an ambitious and customer oriented researcher with good communication and technical skills, team spirit and problem solving capacities;
  • you have successfully completed an academic education (Master or PhD) in a relevant field, e.g. food processing or chemical technology;
  • you have subject knowledge of sustainable and safe food processing, preferably detailed knowledge of a specific technology (e.g. mild preservation, drying) and its relation with product properties, microbiology and shelf life;
  • you have a good oral and written command of the English language. Command of the Dutch language (or the willingness to achieve this) is a plus.

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, up to 40 hours per week;
  • 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 4%;
  • 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 € 2836,-. and € 4624,-. for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 10).

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.

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 17th 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 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, 6.800 employees and 12.900 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.

Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video 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.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • Food
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • P957220-1


Wageningen University & Research

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