Senior Research Analyst PFAS

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 27 May 2024

Your job
Are you experienced with LC-MS based techniques? And do you like to apply them to work on safe food and feed for public health? Would you like to know everything PFAS? Do you have the capability to motivate your colleagues? Then you might be the one we are looking for to join one of our research teams! We have a vacancy for Senior Research Analyst PFAS in our Organic Contaminants team.

As a Senior Research Analyst PFAS you will:

  • participate in routine and research projects, as well as execute ad hoc support analyses under quality assurance system ISO 17025;
  • perform method development, optimalisation and validation for PFAS in a large variety of food and feed materials and setup standard operating procedures (SOP);
  • analyze, interpret, report and pro-actively discuss results in collaboration with experts and project teams, including advice for next steps;
  • have the responsibility for critical evaluation of equipment, methods and techniques and you are expected to pro-actively propose points for improvement;
  • be the on-the-job coach for your co-workers in the team.

You also will be welcomed in our enthusiastic PFAS team. Besides in-depth expert knowledge, our colleagues are characterized by their supporting and flexible attitude. Together, we work on safe food and feed for public health.

Your qualities

Our ideal candidate:

  • has a bachelor level degree (BSc) in analytical chemistry or equivalent;
  • has at least 7 years of hands-on work experience in LC- MS analyses of preferably organic contaminants in a routine or research environment, like pharma or food;
  • preferably has affinity with statistics and data analysis;
  • is a senior team player with a hands-on attitude and the following key competences: accurate, result-oriented, quality-minded, well organized, open attitude and willingness to learn.

In our international working environment there is an increasing amount of communication in English. For this position it is about

language level

B2 If you do not yet have this level, we will of course help you and you can go to our language center

Wageningen in'to Language

. In case of non-Dutch nationality, the willingness to learn Dutch

Please note:
Due to the restrictions in obtaining a work permit, this position is only open for EU passport holders or people who already have a work permit for the Netherlands, without a required sponsorship. Please mention in your application letter what your status is.

You can see that there are plenty of challenges ahead of you. These challenges can also be seen as development opportunities. So if you do not yet have the track-record required in the vacancy, but do have solid work experience, we would also like to invite you to apply.

We offer you

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;
  • 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 8,3%;
  • 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 €3166,- and €4520,- for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 9). Additionally, a contract for 32 hours a week can be discussed. You will initially receive a one-year contract, which will be extended to an open-ended contract upon in mutual enthusiasm.                                                                                                   

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.

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 19th 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.

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 for example helping your partner to find a job, housing, or schooling.

Finally, certain categories of international staff may be eligible for a tax exemption on a part of their salary during the first five years in the Netherlands.

Do you want more information?

For more information about this position, please contact Jolanda Meijlis, Teamlead Organic Contaminants, telephone +31 6 8118 2883 or by e-mail: [email protected] .

For more information about the procedure, please contact Rutger Voorrips, corporate recruiter, by e-mail: [email protected] .

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.
This vacancy will be listed up to and including May 27th ,2024. Don’t wait with your application. As soon as we have suitable candidates, we will start the interview process.

As part of our selection process, an assessment may be incorporated within the procedure

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment .

We are

The mission of Wageningen University & 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, 7,600 employees (6,700 fte) and 13,100 students and over 150,000 participants to WUR’s Life Long Learning, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines.

You will work here:

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.

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