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Postdoc - insect health and immunology

We are looking for a postdoc candidate with ample experience in the field of insect health and insect immunology. You will characterize the immunological …

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


We are looking for a postdoc candidate with ample experience in the field of insect health and insect immunology. You will characterize the immunological defences in insects reared for feed and focus on the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms.
The research will be closely connected to that of a PhD student 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 interdisciplinary research programme.


You are enthusiastic, proactive, like to work in a multidisciplinary team and have excellent communication skills. You hold a PhD degree in Biology or Animal Sciences or a relevant field. We look for a candidate with ample experience in insect 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 postdocs are encouraged to supervise MSc thesis students when such opportunities arise and you will be involved in teaching activities.


A challenging position with, depending on your experience, a competitive salary from a minimum of € 3123,- to a maximum of € 4274,- per month for a full working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities. Funding is secured for a four year position.

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 September 30, 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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