Postdoc

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 31 Aug 2022

Postdoc
Postdoc
Published Deadline Location
today 31 Aug Wageningen

Job description
The need for a transition towards healthy diets from sustainable food systems is now clearer than ever. Do you want to contribute to understanding how this transition can impact population health, diet quality, and the consumer dynamics behind these transitions, we would like to welcome you as a postdoctoral researcher to our project!
The main project is embedded within the NWA-funded project Transition towards healthy and sustainable food systems in the Netherlands, which includes a consortium of partners from research organizations (universities and universities of applied sciences) and interested stakeholders (e.g. policy makers, industry). Your work will include linking envisioned dietary scenarios to future health impact calculations via disease risk and disability-adjusted life years (DALY's) and evaluating the impact of potential food system transitions pathways. As part of the systems approach of this project you will be assisting in a joint paper with different food systems specialist on transition models by contributing nutrition and health knowledge and linking these with required changes in the food environment. Additionally, you will assist in teaching (supervising MSc students), grant writing, and other research projects where your expertise is needed.
This research is embedded within the chair Global Nutrition at the Division of Human Nutrition and Health [prof Edith Feskens, [link ]. For the NWA project part of the work you will be supervised by Dr Sander Biesbroek (HNH) and Dr. Maartje Poelman (CHL).
Specifications
  • max. 38 hours per week
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Wageningen University & Research


Requirements
You have:
  • successfully completed a PhD degree in Human Nutrition, Public Health, Epidemiology, or similar;
  • worked with multivariable regression models for prediction or to control for confounding;
  • knowledge of disease risk calculations (DALY) and experience with using them in your work;
  • a keen interest in diets, sustainability, the role of the food environment, and the ambition to use a food system approach in your work;
  • excellent English language proficiency (a minimum of CEFR C2 level). For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our special language page .

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 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).
The project will run for 3 years, and start date is preferably October 2022. You will receive a one-year contract, after evaluation the contract will be extended for the duration of the project.
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.
Employer
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, 7.200 employees and 13.200 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.
Additional information
Do you want more information?
For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Sander Biesbroek by email sander.biesbroek@wur.nl .
For more information about the procedure, please contact Neelke Hurkens, HR officer, Neelke.Hurkens@wur.nl or Marjolijn Steffens, HR advisor, Marjolijn.Steffens@wur.nl
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 31st of August 2022. We hope to schedule the first job interviews on 12 and 13 September 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 .

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Application procedure
Do you want more information?
For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Sander Biesbroek by email sander.biesbroek@wur.nl .
For more information about the procedure, please contact Neelke Hurkens, HR officer, Neelke.Hurkens@wur.nl or Marjolijn Steffens, HR advisor, Marjolijn.Steffens@wur.nl
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 31st of August 2022. We hope to schedule the first job interviews on 12 and 13 September 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 .
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