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Analytical Scientist environmental pollutants

We are looking for an Analytical Scientist Environmental Pollutants. Do you have an interest in PFAS, chloroparaffins and other environmental contaminants? Do …

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Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 36 uur


We are looking for an Analytical Scientist Environmental Pollutants. Do you have an interest in PFAS, chloroparaffins and other environmental contaminants? Do you recognize yourself in words as proactive and techniques as GC/MS and LC/MS, and do you have a completed academic education (preferably PhD) in analytical chemistry? Then read on!
At Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR, part of Wageningen University & Research) we are concerned with a safe food chain for humans and animals. Of particular interest are industrial chemicals such as chloroparaffins, PFAS and mineral oil hydrocarbons. These and other environmental pollutants enter the food chain, and lead to undesired human exposure. We want to expand this field within WFSR and we are therefore looking for an Analytical Scientist Environmental Pollutants.
As an Analytical Scientist Environmental Pollutants you contribute to the further development of this field within our institute. This includes:

  • Development of analytical methods, based on GC-MS(MS) and LC-MS(MS) for chloroparaffins, PFAS and other pollutants. Both targeted and untargeted approaches;
  • Conducting method validations and application of the methods to food and other samples for human exposure assessment;
  • Management of projects and collaborating with technicians in the lab that conduct part of the analytical work;
  • Developing and summarizing research results together with colleagues into reports, scientific publications and presentations at meetings and conferences;
  • Contribute to acquisition by contributing to the writing of research proposals;
  • The further development and dissemination of the field of environmental contaminants, e.g. by participation in national and international working groups.


  • An colleague who is a strong analytical scientist;
  • A colleague who has expertise in GC/MS and LC/MS techniques
  • A completed academic education (preferably with a PhD) in analytical chemistry;
  • You have at least 3 years of experience in analytical method development;
  • You're conscious about quality of results you report;
  • You have a solid understanding of stakeholder management en can communicate with all stakeholders in- and outside of the organization;
  • A good oral and written command of the Dutch and English language. If English-speaking, the willingness to learn Dutch;
  • It is a plus if you have a network within the field of environmental pollutants.


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, up to 40 hours per week;
  • 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 4% (as of December 2021);
  • 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 €2836 and €5268 for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 10 - 11). Additionally, a contract for 32 hours can be discussed.
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 16th 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.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Ruud Peters, Teamleader Organic Contaminants, by e-mail ruudj.peters@wur.nl.
For more information about the procedure, please contact Rutger Voorrips, recruiter, by e-mail rutger.voorrips@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.
We invite candidates as soon as we have good applications, so don't wait with your application!

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 will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.