Postdoctoral researcher with interest in biobased photonic materials

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 01 Sep 2022

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 / 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 (1 FTE), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 10). Preferably an appointment for 0.8 FTE, but 1 FTE can be discussed. Appointment for maximum 30 months in total.

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.

Do you want more information?
For more information about this position, please contact dr. Thomas Kodger, PCC assistant professor, telephone +31-31-748-3066 or by e-mail .
For more information about the procedure, please contact Emma Langelaan, HR contact, at .

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.

With your application, a 1-page A4 research statement is required. You can upload this under 'Other' in the upload-section of the application form. This statement must explain: your own scientific interests, how you would make these a reality at WUR within this project, your existing talents and which talents you wish to develop further during this appointment as a postdoctoral researcher.
If accepted, the interview process will consist of an initial 30-minute online meeting where you will introduce your talent and ambition. Some candidates will then be invited for an in person interview, if necessary.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including August 31st 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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