Do you oversee the role of pig nutrition in sustainable agri-food systems? Would you like to use your knowledge on nutrition and feeding strategies to improve nutrient utilization? Are you familiar with the pig sector and interested in applied research for future pig production? Then we might be looking for you, as the right candidate for a research career in the Animal Nutrition Department of Wageningen Livestock Research. To strengthen our team we are looking for you as researcher with a background in pig nutrition and knowledge of the pig production sector. Your job

  • You will develop and perform research projects, primarily in the area of pig nutrition. This includes close cooperation with our (potential) clients to help define their research questions and transfer this into a research project.
  • You will work in an interdisciplinary set-up, in collaboration with other researchers and partners in- and outside the organization. 
  • You collaborate with:
    • researchers within Wageningen University & Research and from (inter)national knowledge institutes
    • innovation centres, research facilities and labs
    • partners in the industry, end-users and stakeholders
  • You use your skills as a communicator. This includes, contributions to technical magazines, news items at websites and social media, presentations at seminars and (inter)national conferences and publications in peer reviewed scientific journals.

We ask

  • A result-oriented and enthusiastic researcher at MSc, PhD or DVM level;
  • Expertise in pig nutrition;
  • A network in or affinity towards the pig production sector;
  • A passion for science-based applied research;
  • Ability to work and connect across disciplines;
  • Proactive attitude and good communication skills;
  • Fluency in English and Dutch language

We offer

A challenging position with, depending on your experience, a competitive salary from a minimum of € 2.790,- to a maximum of € 5.820,- for a full working week of 36 hours in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement Wageningen Research (scale 10/12). An initial 1-year contract within our running program, with a possibility for extension depending on your performance and our future research portfolio.
 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

If you wish to receive more information feel free to contact: Paul Bikker, senior researcher pig nutrition, via 0317-480683 or paul.bikker@wur.nl or Roselinde Goselink, head of department animal nutrition, via 0317-480705 or roselinde.goselink@wur.nl
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.

Wageningen University and Research has five Science Groups, one of which is the Animal Sciences Group (ASG). ASG’s core activities are fundamental and applied scientific research, academic education and the development of (animal) production systems and innovations.

Wageningen Livestock Research (WLR) creates science based solutions for a sustainable and profitable livestock sector. Together with our clients, we integrate scientific knowledge and practical experience to develop livestock concepts for future generations. WLR carries out fundamental and applied research in the fields of animal production and food security, systems innovations, economy, ecosystem services, environment, grass & forage systems, animal nutrition, aquaculture, breeding and animal welfare & health

For further information about working at Wageningen University & Research, take a look at the special career site. Do you like to see more from our Campus, take a virtual tour on our campus here:

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