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Mathematical modeller of infectious diseases in animals (PostDoc or Tenure Track)

Tenure track position modellingWe offer a position for a mathematical modeller of infectious diseases in animal populations within the Quantitative Veterinary …

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Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur


Tenure track position modelling
We offer a position for a mathematical modeller of infectious diseases in animal populations within the Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology chair group at the Animal Sciences Department of Wageningen University, the Netherlands. This position is full time and the successful applicant will enter the WU tenure track system (TT). (www.wageningenur.nl/en/Jobs/Why-choose-Wageningen-UR/Your-development-in-focus/Tenure-Track.htm)

Position details
The QVE group at Wageningen has the ambition and possibilities to expand, both by incorporating special chairs and increasing the number of PhD students working in the group. As part of this expansion we also seek a senior or junior researcher with knowledge of mathematical modelling of animal diseases and experience in linking modelling with experimental and observational research on infectious diseases. The candidate should hold a PhD degree and preferably have postdoctoral experience in the field. The appointment depends on the extend of the postdoctoral experience, in case of little experience the possibility will be created to start as a postdoc. The successful candidate, if appointed in TT, is expected to attract funding for new PhD students. In addition she or he will contribute to the teaching of the QVE group especially with respect to modelling: which is currently a BSc course for biology and a MSc course for animal science students.


  • Undergraduate and PhD in mathematical modelling
  • Experience in research on modelling of animal diseases
  • Either experience with academic education or the willingness to learn.
  • For a more senior appointment a very good national and international network in the field of animal diseases
  • Good (written and spoken) communication skills in English
  • Proven ability to collaborate with others.


Wageningen University offers you as talented scientist a challenging career trajectory called Tenure Track. We have the ambition to attract top scientific talent and to stimulate their development. From the position of Assistant Professor you can grow into the position of a Professor holding a personal chair. We are looking for high potentials who can excel in education and research. We offer you a temporary contract for 38 hours per week, which can lead to a permanent employment contract.
Gross salary: from € 3.475,- to € 4.757,-, based on a fulltime job and depending on expertise and experience.

Additional information

For further information, please contact prof.dr. Mart de Jong, tel: 0317-482012, e-mail: mart.dejong@wur.nl.

You can apply online at www.werkenbij.wur.nl/UK until the 8th of June, 2018.