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Tenure Track position: (assistant) professor Plant Phenotyping

We are looking for an Assistant Professor who has the ambition to grow into the position of Professor Plant phenotyping. The candidate will perform research …

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


We are looking for an Assistant Professor who has the ambition to grow into the position of Professor Plant phenotyping. The candidate will perform research and education on phenotyping of horticultural crops (vegetables, fruits, cut flowers and/or potplants); this may also include post-harvest phenotyping.

During the first four years, you will participate half-time in the research programme 'Plantenna: Botanic sensor networks, towards an Internet Of Plant' in which all four Dutch Technical universities (www.4tu.nl) cooperate; for this programme 6 tenure track positions are available. This programme aims to develop autonomous sensors that measure plant and environmental parameters at high resolution and low cost. Sensor information will be used to develop methods for early detection of plant-stress and environmental strain. This in turn will enable optimising growth conditions for achieving sustainable production.

For more information, also about the other positions within DeSIRE, check out this page: https://www.academictransfer.com/nl/employer/4TU/resilience-engineering-desire

Key responsibilities:

  • Establish a personal research portfolio that is embedded within the Horticulture and Product Physiology group.
  • Undertake research that leads to high quality research outputs.
  • Teach courses (lectures, practicals) on plant phenotyping as well as crop physiology and development. Supervise BSc and MSc thesis students as well as PhD students. Develop new educational material.
  • Work with the Plantenna team to ensure the success of the programme in terms of delivering improved plant instrumentation technologies and closer collaboration between the 4TU consortium.
  • Submit grant applications and obtain research funding.
  • Communicate the importance and significance of research to stakeholders.


The ideal candidate is characterised by:

  • A PhD in plant sciences.
  • Proven interest in and knowledge of plant phenotyping, photosynthesis and environmental crop physiology.
  • Preferably experienced in the development of measurement systems for plant sciences, including hardware and software.
  • Very good publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Result-driven team player with creative ideas.
  • Excellent communication skills as well as good proficiency in English (both oral and written).
  • Good networker.
  • Capacity to acquire funds for research and education Enthusiastic educator, with the drive to implement innovative methodology in education


Wageningen University offers talented scientists a challenging Tenure Track career trajectory. Once appointed as Assistant Professor you can grow into a Professor holding a Personal Chair. Career steps follow an assessment of performance at predefined times by a tenure track committee.

This is initially a seven year position in which you will enter the tenure track. The position can be part-time or fulltime (0.7-1.0 fte). We provide a stimulating environment for science, with commitment to help you develop in your career. We offer you a temporary contract which will be extended if you perform well. Gross salary per month: from € 3.475,- up to € 4.757,- (Scale 11 VSNU) based on full time employment and depending on expertise and experience. In addition, we offer a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-the-year bonus of 8.3% of your annual salary.

The selected candidates will be interviewed by a recruitment committee (second round).

Additional information

For questions about this vacancy you can contact Prof. dr ir Leo Marcelis, e-mail: Leo.Marcelis@wur.nl

For more information about Tenure Track within Wageningen UR please look at https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Why-choose-Wageningen-University-Research/Your-development-in-focus/Tenure-Track.htm