Research and Education Assistant in Food Technology

Wageningen University

Research and Education Assistant with a background in Food Technology

Published on
July 20, 2021

Location Wageningen

End date Sat 14 August 2021

We are looking for

Are you keen to work with students? Would you like to make sure the quality of our education is top of the bill? Do you have a background in Food Technology? We have a vacancy for a Research and Education Assistant in Wageningen University and Research (WUR). Will you join us?

What will you be doing?
We are looking for a colleague at academic level to help coordinating and to co-supervise various courses offered by3 of our laboratories. You will help us to further develop learning materials that facilitate increasing student numbers. Furthermore, you are involved in practical courses and supervision of group work.

You will develop (e-learning) material in collaboration with academic staff members. You will introduce these new materials in our current campus education (lab classes, tutorials, BSc thesis materials), mainly as supervisor. Furthermore, you will evaluate new materials and make improvements where necessary. Besides supervision of tutorials / lab classes as part of our courses, you will also be involved in grading (lab) reports and exams.

We ask

You have:

  • An MSc degree in Food Technology, preferably in Food Chemistry, Food Physics, or Food Process Engineering;
  • experience in project management and more important, you are good at it;
  • an eye for opportunities to continuously improve education;
  • didactic skills and enthusiasm for working with students;
  • knowledge on various aspects of foods (chemistry, process engineering, physics);
  • a good sense of humour.
Last but not least, you are fluent in English and have great communicative skills.

We offer

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:

  • Sabbatical leave, study leave, and paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of between €2.656 and €3.548 for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 8). Additionally, a contract for 0,8 FTE can be discussed.

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the Best University in the Netherlands for the 16th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling. Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family. 

Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Communitypage contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling, and other issues.

More information

Do you want more information?
For more information about this position, please contact Lecturer Julia Diederen by mail: or by phone: +31 317 486 895.

For more information about the procedure, please contact Ina Lüttmann, HR Advisor, by email: or by phone: +31 317 487 701.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval. 
This vacancy will be listed up to and including Sunday, 15 August 2021. 

Equal opportunities 
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

We are

The mission of Wageningen University and Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With its roughly 30 branches, 6.800 employees and 12.900 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of Wageningen’s unique approach. WUR has been named Best Employer in the Education category for 2019-2020.

Read the 5 reasons why your future collaegues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video to get an idea of our green campus!

We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.

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