Assistent Professor Magnetic Resonance Applied to (Food) Soft Matter/Tenure Track
November 29, 2017
Scientific field Natural Sciences
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In a challenging career trajectory you are, as Assistant Professor in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance applied to (food) soft matter, responsible for setting up a new research team comprising PhD students, technicians and post-docs. Soft matter properties of foods will be studied under dynamic conditions by means of nuclear magnetic resonance techniques, both in spectroscopic and imaging mode. With your research you will build a leading international position in which you will contribute to: (i) Development of advanced nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) and imaging (MRI) methods, including, but not limited to, pulsed-field gradient NMR diffusometry, (rheo)MRI, multi-dimensional relaxometry/diffusometry and high-resolution magic angle spinning (HRMAS) spectroscopy; (ii) Building understanding of (food) soft matter physics; (iii) collaborating with research groups aiming at structure-driven design of food formulations and processing routes. Your activities include acquisition of grants to sustain your vision, implementing research projects, and coordination of all activities related to this field. As part of this position, you will inspire students by teaching, developing new course materials, and guiding thesis projects, together with your colleagues in the Laboratory of Biophysics. Training and coaching is provided for the Assistant Professor to accomplish all this.
Information Tenure track Wageningen UR
Wageningen University 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 the position of Assistant Professor, candidates can 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 after six years. For more information about Tenure Track within Wageningen UR look at
As Assistant Professor you are an ambitious and enthusiastic team player, devoted to research and education in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging. Your research will focus on structure-property relationships for (food) soft matter. Candidates should have a PhD degree in Chemistry or Physics. You are adept at working in a multicultural organisation. Proficiency in English is a requirement. Good writing skills, good oral communication skills, the willingness to explore new fields in collaboration with others, are all essential competences. International experience, some experience in project management and acquisition of research funding are appreciated.
An interest to deploy these techniques in soft matter (food) physics.
Publication record relevant to the field.
Good didactic skills and enthusiasm for teaching and working with students.
The ambition to develop to full professor in a Tenure Track system.
We offer you as talented scientist a challenging career trajectory called Tenure Track. From the position of Assistant Professor you can grow into a Professor holding a Personal Chair. Of course training and coaching are provided and interdisciplinary (international) cooperation is stimulated. You will also be given the chance to build up your own research line.
We offer a temporary contract with the possibility of extension, for 38 hours per week. Gross salary: starts from € 3.475,- to € 4.757,- (Scale 11) for Assistant Professor, based on a full time employment and dependent on expertise and experience.
For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Dr Herbert van Amerongen, Professor of Biophysics, telephone number +31 317 482634. For more information about the selection procedure, please contact mw. Joes van Meurs, HR advisor; telephone number +31 317480101.
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.
The Laboratory of Biophysics (BIP) engages in research of the physical aspects of life processes and teaching of the fundamentals of physics and biophysics and their application in the life sciences. The research of BIP relies on both optical and magnetic resonance techniques. Your mission is to develop the area of magnetic resonance techniques applied to soft matter (food) physics.
BIP is a dynamic international team comprising around 11 staff members, 9 PhD students and post-docs. More information on our team can be found at . BIP is embedded in the BioMolecular Science cluster and participates in the MAGNEtic resonance research FacilitY.
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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