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Researcher Molecular Biology - Applications in novel food safety research

A researcher molecular biology in the area of risk assessment procedures for complex plant products, including GMOs and products from synthetic biology. The position relates to the assessment of current risk evaluation and traceability strategies ...

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Bornsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 36 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

A researcher molecular biology in the area of risk assessment procedures for complex plant products, including GMOs and products from synthetic biology. The position relates to the assessment of current risk evaluation and traceability strategies for new food and feed products moving towards the market. The researcher molecular biology will participate in different projects based on his/her broad molecular-biological background, and work independently as well as part of project teams to achieve the set objectives.

Functie-eisen

  • A doctoral degree in molecular biology or similar molecular biological expertise.
  • Keen interest in aspects of food and feed safety, authenticity and traceability issues.
  • Effective communication and cooperation skills.
  • Demonstrable good writing skills
  • Explorative, innovative, enthusiastic, focused character
  • Mastering of the Dutch language in speaking and writing is required
  • Good mastering of the English language in speaking and writing

Conditions

An interesting fulltime (36 hours a week) research job in a team of professionals with a one year start and possibilities for extension, evaluated before the end of one year. A more permanent position can be explored. We offer a salary based on position and experience (max. €4847,- gross per month) in combination with excellent secondary employment conditions.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact dr.ir. Esther Kok (Novel Foods group leader, phone +31 (0)317-480252 , esther.kok@wur.nl) or dr.ir. Lonneke van der Geest (Business unit manager Toxicology, Novel Foods & Agrochains, phone +31 (0)317- 480462, lonneke.vandergeest@wur.nl).

Application
Send your application through the webpage: https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs.htm. Please submit your application before February 21, 2018.

Bedrijfsomschrijving

RIKILT Wageningen University & Research performs independent research related to the safety and authenticity of food. We specialise in analytical research, the composition of food and feed products and related health effects. We also focus on food fraud issues and conduct forensic research. Our knowledge of food production chains and processes enables us to identify hazards and risks (new and existing) effectively. We advise government agencies as well as companies and provide training in areas of our expertise.

Wageningen University & Research
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus - each and every day. Within our domain of good and safe food & food production, food security and a healthy 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 University & Research, take a look at http://www.wur.eu/career