Data analist Food Safety

Published on
April 7, 2018
Location Wageningen
Scientific field Agriculture
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We are looking for

RIKILT Wageningen University & Research is looking for a hands on data analist in the area of quantitative modelling of (chemical) contaminants in the food and feed supply chain.
In this position you will handle large amounts of different types of data needed for trend analyses and quantitative modelling of food safety hazards during food and feed production. You will work as a team member in different research projects involving literature review, data collection, statistical analyses, and predictive modelling. You are also expected to initiate and contribute to the writing of new project proposals.

We ask

  • BSc in data science, ICT, mathematics or statistical modelling
  • Affinity with food production and food safety
  • Expertise in data mining, data carpentry, and data organisation in order to make use of multiple data sources with different characteristics for predictive models
  • Computer programming skills and data processing and storage expertise
  • Experiences with Access, Excel, MySQL, MongoDB
  • Good communications skills, and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and projects
  • At least a basic understanding of the Dutch language and the willingness to invest in learning the Dutch language.

We offer

An interesting and dynamic position as a data analist, covering different topics, within a team of enthusiastic and engaged colleagues. We offer a position for one year. After this extension will be considered based on demonstrated performance and ongoing projects. Indicative gross salary € 3380,- maximum per month, depending on experience.

More information

For more information about this position please contact dr. ir. Lonneke van der Geest (business unit manager, phone +31 (0)317- 480462, or dr. ir. Ine van der Fels-Klerx (Group leader Agrochains, phone +31 (0)317-481963,
Please send your letter of application with CV before April 24, 2018 via the website

We are

RIKILT Wageningen University & Research carries out independent research into the safety and reliability of food. We specialise in measuring substances and examining their composition and effect on our body. We prove food fraud and conduct forensic research. Our knowledge of food production chains and processes enables us to identify dangers (new and existing) and trends quickly and effectively. We also advise government agencies and companies and provide training.Much of our work is commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. Other parties commissioning our work include the European Union, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), foreign governments, NGOs, and businesses. For more information about RIKILT, please visit our website:

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.
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