Do you have a strong affiliation with animal health including animal welfare? Are you an applied researcher and do you like to work in multidisciplinary teams? Wageningen University & Research, department Animal Health and Welfare is looking for:Researcher animal health and welfare 
We are looking for a new researcher who will play a role in animal health, prevention and strategies to reduce antibiotic usages.  

We ask

The ideal candidate is characterized by;

  • A master or PhD degree (postdoc) in animal health, veterinary medicine or related field;
  • Demonstrable expertise in the livestock health and welfare field;
  • Strong affiliation with animal health and welfare:
    • resilience and one health
    • animal physiology/ immunology
    • understanding of the biology underlying complex phenotype health
  • Ability to develop research and innovation programs and project proposals;
  • Ability to initiate (acquire) and execute science-based applied research;
  • Good organizational and excellent communication skills in English and, preferably, Dutch. 
  • Contacts in relevant national and international networks;
  • Project leaders skills and competences demonstrated by leading projects ;
  • The ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.

Feel free to apply if you are motivated but not meet all the above requirments.

We offer

A challenging position with, depending on your experience, a competitive salary from a minimum of € 2.790,- to a maximum of € 5.183,- for a full working week of 36 hours in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement Wageningen Research scale 10/11). This position is for at most 36 hours per week, for a period of one years with the intent to be extended; Being part of an excellent research team in a contract research organisation;
In addition, we offer:

  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural end-of-year bonus of 3%;
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
  • flexible working hours and holidays can possibly be settled in consultation so that an optimal balance between work and private life is possible;
  • excellent pension plan through ABP;
  • 171 vacation hours, the possibility to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes;
  • a flexible 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
  • make use of the sports facilities on campus.

Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with our internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for personal initiative in a learning environment. With us you get a versatile job in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

More information

DO YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION?For more information about this function you can contact Dr. Annemarie Rebel by e-mail; Annemarie.rebel@wur.nl. Information can be requested after 4th January 2021. Do you want to apply?This can be done directly via the application button at the vacancy on our website so that we can process your personal data with your permission. This vacancy is open up and including 17 January 2021. 
Equal opportunities employerWe are an employer that offers equal opportunities. We are happy to receive applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of race, gender, functional impairment, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age.We believe that a diverse and inclusive working environment makes us a more relevant, competitive and resilient organization. Click here for more information about working at WUR with a functional impairment.

We are

The mission of Wageningen University & Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialised research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With approximately 30 locations, 6,500 employees, and 12,500 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen.

For further information about working at Wageningen University & Research, take a look at the special career site.
 The Department Animal Health and Welfare is an enthusiastic team of about 40 employees working on innovation, research and knowledge exchange. Many research challenges have an interdisciplinary character and concern major themes like reduction of antibiotic usages, one health,  animal welfare,  transport, responsible livestock farming and animal health. The department works on welfare and health of cattle, swine, poultry and fish, and on smart livestock farming with sensor technology and big data analyses.  Wageningen Livestock Research develops knowledge for a sustainable and profitable livestock sector, translates this into practice-oriented solutions and innovations, and ensures that this knowledge is disseminated. Together with our clients, and on the basis of practical experience, we integrate our scientific know-how in the areas of livestock systems and of the nutrition, genetics, welfare and environmental impact of farm animals to produce livestock concepts for the 21st century.
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