Postdoc in ReCoVR Project

Updated: 2 months ago

We are looking for

A post-doctoral researcher motivated to design more sustainable and more circular recovery processes for proteins and flavours. Current processes for isolating these ingredients for food, require significant amounts of energy and chemicals. In the ReCoVR  project, electrically driven separations will be developed that are expected to become game changers in the separation field.

What are you going to do?
New electro-sensitive materials that allow molecular recognition of specific molecules will be identified by PhD candidates working in the project, and as post-doc you will facilitate evaluation of capacity and selectivity through modelling. As post-doctoral fellow you will work closely together with the partners that all have different separation targets, and you will co-supervise two PhD students in Wageningen. The project team further consists of three other universities, plus a wide range of industrial partners.

About the project:
RecoVR aims at developing mild and sustainable seperation methods for food ingredients. We do this together with 3 academic partners and a range of industrial partners, that range from ingredient producers to system designers. The total duration of the project is 6 years and is already 1 year ongoing. This postdoc position is for 2 years.

We ask
  • you have a PhD degree in chemical or food process engineering, or similar, preferably with experience in the use of modelling software such as COMSOL;
  • you are motivated to work on technology for a sustainable future;
  • enthusiastic to work in a multidisciplinary team;
  • good communication skills to work effectively within a diverse team;
  • good control of the English language is a requirement (C1). 

We offer

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment . A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:

  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially 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 compensation / 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 € 2960,-. and € 4670,-. for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the

Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU)

(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 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.

More information

Do you want more information?
For more information about this position, please contact Karin Schroen, professor, by phone: +31 317-483396, or by email: .

For more information about the procedure, please contact Rutger Voorrips, Recruiter, by phone: +31 317 480571 or by e-mail: .

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 1st December 2022. We strive to schedule the first job interviews mid December 2022.

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. For more information please go to our inclusivity page . 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, 7,200 employees (6,400 fte) and 13,200 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.

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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