PhD - SHEALTHY project

PhD - SHEALTHY project

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19 Mar 7 Apr Wageningen

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Job description

We are looking for a qualified applicant who is interested in an academic career in the field of strategy, business modelling, technological innovation and organisation.

We invite you to apply for this job when you are a self-steering social scientist, interested in exploring strategic management, organisation, and entrepreneurship literature in a study of collaborative BMs. You are a team player in an international, interdisciplinary project to advance healthier diets and competitive micro and SMEs. Over the employment period you will be expected to advance your teaching skills, and participate in PhD level courses yourself.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

You should have the following qualifications:
  • hold a MSc or MPhil in management, or related disciplines, such as economic sociology, and entrepreneurship.
  • Able to relate such disconnected fields as strategic management, entrepreneurship and food technology.
  • Intrinsically intellectually motivated to grow and excel in academic research.
  • Demonstrated social and academic skills, e.g., by a high grade point average, an innovative thesis, and suited field experience.
  • Able to run explorative research with demanding data sources, and a variety of analytical techniques.
  • Excellent command of English (a minimum of CEFR C1 level, or equivalent), and preferably of Dutch. For more information, please visit the specific language page.
  • Affinity with processing technology in micro and SMEs, multi-disciplinarily crossing borders of social sciences.
  • Interested in working with a diversity of companies within the food sector.

Conditions of employment

We offer a stimulating work environment at one of the recognized global top universities in life sciences. This research provides an opportunity to work with interesting partners at the frontier of Edible City Solutions, with a direct impact on the quality of life in cities, and the potential to build an unique professional profile.

Successful candidates are appointed as a PhD Researcher for four years PhD position at Wageningen University. We offer a temporary contract for 18 months, which shall be extended by another 30 months after a positive evaluation. The offer concerns a fulltime employment (38 hours per week), starting ideally by July 2019. The gross salary starts at € 2.325 the first year and increases up to € 2.972 in the fourth year, based on a fulltime appointment. In addition, we offer an attractive benefits package, including additional holiday allowances (8%) an end- of-year bonus (8.3%), the ABP Pension scheme and training and career development.

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research (WUR)
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's the focus of WUR- each and every day. Within the domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society - such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. At WUR, every day 6,500 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 WUR, take a look at www.wageningenur.nl/en/Jobs.htm

The Business Management & Organisation-group (BMO) is a chair group in the Social Sciences Group of Wageningen University. Central in the BMO-research program is the quest for understanding and managing the rapidly developing chains and networks, with a special focus on innovation, governance and sustainability in food provision. BMO is pivotal in the BSc program Management and Consumer studies, the Master Management, Economics and Consumer studies and the maste Food Quality management. In research BMO typically uses a mixed methodology. BMO's excellent position in research was acknowledged by the latest international peer review committee, that evaluated its research quality as excellent, its viability as excellent; and its societal relevance as very good. More information about the Business Management & Organization-group can be found here https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Chair-groups/Social-Sciences/Business-Management-Organisation.htm

Specifications

  • PhD positions
  • Food
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • University Graduate
  • 484955

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Location

Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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