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Lecturer Applied Statistics and Research Methodology

Biometris is the central group for mathematics and statistics at Wageningen University and Research Centre. The group consists of about 75 people, 50 …

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Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 32 uur


Biometris is the central group for mathematics and statistics at Wageningen University and Research Centre. The group consists of about 75 people, 50 permanent staff and 25 PhDs and postdocs. Education and consultation are pivotal to the societal role of Biometris. Education is at the very heart of the university and Biometris provides BSc courses on statistics, mathematics and research methodology at Wageningen UR, as well as numerous other courses for MSc and PhD students, post-docs and industry. Biometris also provides statistical, mathematical and methodological consultancy and training to researchers inside and outside Wageningen UR.
Within Biometris we focus our research on the development of research methodology and on mathematical and statistical techniques that can be applied to the Life Sciences. Consequently, our research is done in collaboration with other research groups both in and outside Wageningen. In this way, we contribute to the scientific and societal impact of Wageningen UR.
Our research focusses on the themes of Methodology for Interdisciplinary Research, Statistical Genetics and Genomics, Applied Mathematics for the Life Sciences, Food and Health Risk Assessment, and Big Data in Life Sciences. Our capital lies in the expertise of our employees. We therefore strive to keep our employees motivated and scientifically up-to-date and offer ample opportunities for personal development.
For general information, see: www.biometris.wur.nl

Within the Chair group of Applied Statistics we have a vacancy for an lecturer in Applied Statistics and Research Methodology. We search an enthusiastic, skillful, and stimulating lecturer and coach in working groups and computer practicals. Your primary task will be lecturing basic and advanced statistics and research methodology to students from all disciplines of Wageningen University. You contribute to teaching and examining existing courses at bachelor's, master's and PhD level. In addition, you are expected to contribute to course evaluations and modifications, possibly leading to improvement and/or renewal of courses, in collaboration with colleagues within Biometris. The context of your work is highly international.


The ideal candidate

  • has completed a PhD in the area of statistics and/or research methodology with possible publications in the area of study design, data collection and/or data analysis.
  • has a broad knowledge of research methodology, both quantitative and qualitative methods and techniques.
  • is an enthusiastic lecturer, who likes to teach statistics and research methodology to (international) students in a broad range of disciplines.
  • is a team-player who appreciates an international working and learning environment.
  • has good communication skills, both with students and colleagues.
  • is fluent in English and Dutch.


We offer a creative and inspiring working environment, with opportunities for self-development in the many aspects of statistics and research methodology covered by Biometris. Initially, the employment is temporary for a period of one year.
This is a part time position (0.8 FTE), lecturer Hayscale 4 or 3. The gross salary ranges from €2.790,- to € 5.127,- (Scale 10 to 11 VSNU) based on full time, i.e. 38 hours/week, depending on qualities and experience. We offer a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-the-year bonus of 8.3% of your annual salary.

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 Saskia Burgers (+31 317 480802, saskia.burgers@wur.nl)
For more information about the contractual aspects, please contact Esther Bremer (HR-advisor, +31 317 485854, esther.bremer@wur.nl).

You can apply up and until 15 August 2021
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This vacancy will be listed up to and including 15 August 2021