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Researcher insect processing

Researcher insect processing

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February 20, 2019
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We are looking for

Do you love insects? Wouldn’t it be great that in future we are able to help feeding the hungry planet?

We are looking for a researcher with a record in the field of research on insect processing, or processing of other protein/fat rich biomasses, who is able to run independent research and coordinate the work of MSc and BSc thesis students. Moreover, the candidate should have the capacity to interact with industries in the field and to acquire research funds on competitive calls and contracts with private companies.

The FQD group has multiple activities in the insect research with the focus on the biomass processing and fractionation. We perform advanced research in the chemical and physical modification induced by storage and thermal treatment. This is a very active sector in food science dealing with the valorization and use of new sources of proteins and fats as food ingredients.

We ask

• A PhD in food science related matter
• 2-3 years of research experience on insect processing or in alternative other sources of proteins- and fats-rich biomasses for food applications.
• Experience in large scale protein extraction and fractionation
• Capability to acquire external funds and interface with companies and funding agencies
• Experience with publishing in academic journals
• Capacity to deliver results
• Excellent interpersonal capability

We offer

A job at an organisation that will challenge you every day to provide our clients with the best possible solution. As researcher you will be part of an ambitious team working on a wide range of issues with plenty of scope for initiative. Personal input and responsibility are an integral part of our culture.
We offer you a temporary contract for 38 hours per week, which might lead to a permanent employment contract after a successful evaluation. Working hours are flexible.

For the position of Researcher, we offer you a salary based on your expertise and experience ranging from
€ 3.123,- up to € 4.978,- gross per month  (scale 10 or 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities), including 8% holiday pay and 8.3% end of year remuneration.

We not only offer a competitive salary but also an attractive number of leave days (232 hours), possibilities for study leave and a pension of the ABP Pension Fund.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact Associate Professor Ruud Verkerk,  telephone number +31 317 483 226.
For more information about the contractual aspects, please contact Linda Broenink, HR Advisor, telephone number +31 317 484 342.
You can apply online at until 22 March 2019.

We are

The Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group is part of Wageningen University & Research, an organisation that brings together fundamental and applied scientific research. We work on creating ‘healthy food in a biobased society’ with private sector companies, research institutes and government agencies in the Netherlands and abroad. Our innovations play a crucial role in solving the major issues which affect society today. Entrepreneurship and professionalism are key in all that we do. In short, we are a major international employer offering considerable potential for your career.
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.
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