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We are looking for an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

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The chair group BioNanoTechnology (BioNT) of Wageningen University & Research, is looking for an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in the field of Magnetic Resonance Technology. In a challenging career trajectory you are responsible for the organization, implementation and coordination of new research activities in this field  as well as building up a leading international position. The direction of your research activities is related to Magnetic Resonance detection in complex systems, such as biofilms and plants, as well as in hierarchically built-up novel materials. Your research should be highly original, challenging, and complementary to existing expertise in our chair group and with clear emphasis on development of hardware and software related equipment, including portable and in-the-field MR. In this position you will also be motivating and teaching students and develop new courses. We will provide training and coaching during the career trajectoryto accomplish all this. The position is part of the Plantenna research programme, sponsored by the 4TU Federation ( During the first four years, you will participate half-time in this research programme.

Information Tenure track Wageningen University & Research
Wageningen University & Research offers talented young scientists a challenging new career trajectory, the Tenure Track. By introducing this trajectory, our aim, is to attract top talent and to stimulate excellence, from which you can grow into an associate professor and obtain ius promovendi. From the position of Assistant Professor, candidates can also grow into a Professor holding a personal chair in a maximum period of twelve years. In addition, they will be given the chance to build up their own research line. It goes without saying that candidates will be intensively supervised and coached during the trajectory. Moreover, this transparent career path can lead to a permanent employment contract. As we will be selecting only candidates of high potential to take part in the Tenure Track trajectory, for all participating candidates, this will be a good stepping stone to a further career within Wageningen University & Research or elsewhere. For more information about Tenure Track within Wageningen University & Research look at

We ask

As an Assistant Professor you are an ambitious and enthusiastic scientist and a team player, devoted to research and education in the field of chemistry and/or physics, with clear focus on Magnetic Resonance techniques.

You also have:
- a successfully completed academic study in inorganic and/or physical chemistry, (bio)physics, chemical engineering, or comparable discipline (MSc level, recognized in the Netherlands);
- a PhD in chemistry or physics, with focus on Magnetic Resonance techniques and/or devices;
- knowledge and expertise in NMR, ESR, and MRI (hardware and software aspects);
- at least two years of experience as a postdoctoral researcher;
- outstanding achievements and excellent track record of publications in leading journals is an advantage;
- experience with management of complex projects;
- experience with acquisition of research funding, as shown e.g. by awarded scholarships or grants;
- excellent communication and collaboration skills;
- an (international) network and communication skills required for competitive project acquisition;
- didactic qualities and enthusiasm for teaching and working with students;
- the ambition to develop to full professor in a Tenure Track system.

We offer

We offer a temporary contract with the possibility of extension and finally a permanent position. Gross salary per month: from € 3.475,- up to € 4.757,- (Scale 11 VSNU) based on full time employment and depending on expertise and experience . In addition we offer an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end- of-year bonus (8.3%), the ABP Pension scheme and training and career development.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact prof.dr. A.H. Velders, telephone number +31 317485970. For more information about the selection procedure, please contact Nicole de Vries, HR Advisor, telephone number +31 317485677.

You can apply online at the career site of Wageningen University & Research until November the 9th 2018.

We are

The chair group BioNanoTechnology of the Agrotechnology & Food Science group is an active and internationally oriented group of researchers (1 full prof., 1 associate prof., 1 assistant prof., 1 ac. teachers, ~10 PhD students). Keywords that characterize our style of working are: freedom to explore own initiatives, working in a team (mutual coaching), open-door-communications. We offer expertise in inorganic and supramolecular chemistry, top-down and bottom-up nanotechnology, 3D printing and various forms of NMR spectroscopy and device fabrication. Our research aims at development of the scientific field as well as application in typical Wageningen themes such as food and environmental sciences. We have well-equipped chemical laboratories, but also have 3D printers, (nano)NMR, (micro)MRI and EPR equipment, as well as technical support for custom-made equipment. We are heading the MAGNEtic research FacilitY (MAGNEFY) of the Wageningen University & Research, and are part of the Dutch NMR-initiative consortium together with Leiden, Nijmegen and Utrecht.

The Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group is part of Wageningen University & Research, an organisation that brings together fundamental and applied scientific research. We work on creating ‘healthy food in a biobased society’ with private sector companies, research institutes and government agencies in the Netherlands and abroad. Our innovations play a crucial role in solving the major issues which affect society today. Entrepreneurship and professionalism are key in all that we do. In short, we are a major international employer offering considerable potential for your career.

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.
Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.
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