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Within the chair group Nutrition and Disease of the Division of Human Nutrition, the research line Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease (head: Prof. dr. Marianne Geleijnse) focusses on the role of foods and nutrients in the ...
Within the chair group Nutrition and Disease of the Division of Human Nutrition, the research line Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease (head: Prof. dr. Marianne Geleijnse) focusses on the role of foods and nutrients in the circulatory system. Scientific studies include clinical endpoints (e.g. coronary heart disease, stroke, mortality) and cardiovascular risk factors (e.g. blood pressure, blood lipids, diabetes). Types of research include advanced epidemiological analyses and randomized controlled trials in high-risk individuals. Education is offered to BSc and MSc students as part of the programme Nutrition and Health, including courses in epidemiological concepts, study design and the pathophysiology of cardiometabolic disorders. We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher (0.8 fte) who will advance research and education in this field. Core tasks of the candidate will be initiating and conducting research, which includes acquisition and publication, and supervising MSc thesis projects in the domain of cardiovascular health.
The candidate should have a PhD degree in a biomedical discipline and ample research experience in the field of nutrition and cardiovascular health. She/he should have excellent communication skills in English, both orally and in writing. She/he should have a track record of scientific publications in the cardiovascular domain. Experience with grant writing is a plus.
The Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group is part of Wageningen University & Research where fundamental and applied sciences complement each other. As an important European player, we carry out top-level research and work alongside authoritative partners within the international business world as well as the government on "Healthy food in a biobased society". We have a crucial role in innovations within the market. Entrepreneurship and professionalism are what define us. In short, we are an interesting, international employer of stature.
Division of Human Nutrition
Our mission is to improve health by better nutrition. The Division aims to achieve this by carrying out top-level research at the following levels: in cell systems at the molecular level, controlled dietary interventions at the individual level, observational studies at the population level. These fields of research are in line with the research lines of the five chairs Nutrition, Metabolism and Genomics; Nutrition and Disease; Nutrition and Health over the Lifecourse; Nutrition and Pharmacology; Sensory Science and Eating Behaviour.
Wageningen University and Research
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus - each and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society - such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don't do this alone. Every day, 5000 people work on 'the quality of life', turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.
Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.
For further information about working at Wageningen UR, take a look at www.wur.nl/en/Jobs.htm
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