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PhD - Insect health and immunology

We are looking for a talented PhD candidate in the field of insect health and insect immunology. Your research aims to characterize the immunological defences …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

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

Functieomschrijving

We are looking for a talented PhD candidate in the field of insect health and insect immunology. Your research aims to characterize the immunological defences in insects reared for feed and the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms. Moreover, you will develop rearing methods and hygienic measures to prevent infections in insect mass rearing and develop diagnostic methods to routinely screen insect health under mass rearing conditions. The research will be closely connected to that of a postdoc in the Laboratory of Entomology and a PhD student and postdoc at the University of Groningen. The project is linked to those of other PhD students in the overall research programme.

Functie-eisen

You are enthusiastic, proactive, like to work in a multidisciplinary team and have excellent communication skills. You hold an MSc degree in Biology, Animal Sciences or another relevant field. We look for a candidate with experience in insect biology and immunology, molecular biology of animal-pathogen interactions, bioinformatics and statistical analyses of complex datasets. You are curiosity driven and passionate about fundamental research in the context of working towards sustainable food and feed production.

We expect the candidate to be proficient in the English language. This position requires an excellent English language proficiency (a mininum of CEFR C1 level). For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our special language page. Our PhD students are encouraged to supervise MSc thesis students when such opportunities arise and you will be involved in teaching activities.

Conditions

We offer a full-time position (38 hours), initially for 1 year after which a go/no go decision will be taken on extension with another three years. Gross salary per month € 2.325 in the first year rising to € 2.972 per month in the fourth year, for a fulltime appointment. The candidate will be based at the Laboratory of Entomology in Wageningen.

In addition, we offer:
  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
  • flexible working hours and holidays can possibly be determined in consultation so that an optimal balance between work and private life is possible;
  • excellent pension plan through ABP;
  • 232 vacation hours, the option to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes;
  • a flexible working time: the possibility to work a maximum of 2 hours per week extra and thereby to build up extra leave;
  • a choice model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan;
  • a lively workplace where you can easily make contacts and where many activities take place on the Wageningen Campus. A place where education, research and business are represented;
  • use the sports facilities on campus
Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for own initiative in a learning environment. We offer a versatile job in an international environment with varied activities in a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

Additional information

Information on the research: Prof. Joop van Loon, joop.vanloon@wur.nl or Prof. Marcel Dicke, marcel.dicke@wur.nl
Information on the selection procedure: vacaturemeldingen.psg@wur.nl

You can apply up and until 24 September 2019
For this position you can only apply on line: www.wageningenur.nl/career


Don't email your application directly to the people mentioned above but use the website to apply.

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