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Researcher 'Building Bridges between Consumers and Producers by supporting Short Food Supply Chains'

The Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group (AEP) seeks a team member for the EU Horizon 2020 project 'Building Bridges between Consumers and Producers …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

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

Functieomschrijving

The Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group (AEP) seeks a team member for the EU Horizon 2020 project 'Building Bridges between Consumers and Producers by supporting Short Food Supply Chains (agroBRIDGES)'. AgroBRIDGES is a 3-year Coordination and Support Action running from January 2021 to December 2023 and involving 15 partners across 11 different countries.

You will be working as a member of the Wageningen University agroBRIDGES team and will focus on the sustainability assessment of Short Food Supply Chains (SFSC). This project aims at empowering farmers with practical knowledge and tools to set up new business and marketing models based on SFSC. You are involved in the development of one of these tools, namely the agroBRIDGES decision-support tool which will offer a simple and visual way to compare possible business models for SFSC and their sustainability attributes. To this end, you will use quantitative methods (multicriteria analysis) to combine business model characteristics and sustainability attributes in a comprehensive manner. A successful completion of the work will require frequent interaction and cooperation with other partners in the project, as well as with local stakeholders in the Netherlands. Besides the development of the decision-making model, the position offers opportunities for scientific research and publishing on the topic of SFSC, and participation and coordination of local and international workshops and conferences.

Functie-eisen

For this project we look for a highly motivated candidate with:

  • an MSc or PhD degree in agricultural economics, business or a related field;
  • an interest in food chains, and short food chains in particular;
  • experience with quantitative research methods is highly appreciated;
  • affinity with working independently but also as part of a team;
  • excellent communication and presentation skills in Dutch and English.

Conditions

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of between €2.790,- and €4.402,- for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 10). Depending on your experience, entry scale 9 may be applicable. We offer you an appointment of 38 hours per week for a period of minimum 15 months up to a maximum of 24 months, depending on salary scale.

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.
You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the "Best University" in the Netherlands for the 16th consecutive time.

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 Dr. Liesbeth Dries (AEP), liesbeth.dries@wur.nl or +31-317-482049.

For more information about the procedure, please contact Sandra Willemsen, Corporate recruiter or Bianca Aversteeg, recruitment support via recruitment.ssg@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including the 8th of August, 2021. We hope to schedule the first job interviews as soon as possible after closing date.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.