Researcher Molecular Biology - applications in novel food desk research (20-28 hrs/week)

Published on
July 12, 2018
Location Wageningen
Scientific field Agriculture
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We are looking for

RIKILT Wageningen University & Research is looking for a scientist in the area of

  • Evaluation and improvement of risk assessment procedures for complex plant products, including GMOs and products from gene editing techniques and synthetic biology.
  • Assessments of novel foods, and products from new breeding techniques and their implications for food safety.

In this position you will use literature review, stakeholder consultation, and data mining. You will work in a variety of ongoing research projects based on your broad molecular-biological background. You will be expected to write scientific papers and reports, interact with stakeholders and acquire and manage new projects in the area of safety aspects and traceability of novel biotechnological developments in the food area.

We ask

  • A doctoral degree in molecular biology or similar molecular biological expertise.
  • Keen interest in aspects of food and feed safety, authenticity and traceability issues.
  • Effective communication, cooperation and networking skills.
  • Demonstrable good writing and project acquisition skills.
  • Good mastering of the English language in speaking and writing.

We offer

An interesting research job in a team of professionals with a one year start and a possible extension, evaluated before the end of one year. The possibility for a more permanent position can be explored. We offer a salary based on position and experience (max. €4847,- gross per month)  in combination with excellent secondary employment conditions.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact  Esther Kok (Novel Foods group leader, phone +31 (0)317-480252, or Lonneke van der Geest (Business unit manager Toxicology, Novel Foods & Agrochains, phone +31 (0)317- 480462,
Send your application through the webpage: before August 20, 2018.

We are

RIKILT Wageningen University & Research performs independent research related to the safety and authenticity of food. We specialise in analytical research, the composition of food and feed products and related health effects. We also focus on food fraud issues and conduct forensic research. Our knowledge of food production chains and processes enables us to identify hazards and risks (new and existing) effectively. We advise government agencies as well as companies and provide training in areas of our expertise.
RIKILT  is part of Wageningen University & Research.
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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