Scientist analytical data evaluation

Published on
August 31, 2022
Location Wageningen
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We are looking for

Are you a scientist who makes sense of big data sets and finds not just one but all needles in the haystack? Do you want to make a positive impact on food safety and exposure assessment? Are you the one who proactively builds bridges with colleagues across multiple disciplines? If this is you, we want you to be our new scientist for analytical data evaluation at Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR).

As a scientist for analytical data evaluation you will:

  • Translate data sets of analytical instruments (high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS), NMR, etc.) into chemical structures, metabolites, and identified compounds
  • Collaborate with analytical chemists and data scientists to set up software workflows tailored to the needs of WFSR
  • Acquire new projects for WFSR in your field of expertise and participate in project acquisition by integrating your data analysis and data science knowledge
  • Take a leading role in solving current and future data analysis and evaluation challenges at WFSR
Wageningen Food Safety Research is an innovative partner for safe and authentic food. We are specialized in (forensic) measurements, perform top-level research and develop methods to detect substances in food and feed, biological and environmental matrices. The scientist for analytical data evaluation will work in innovative, international research projects across different WFSR teams covering the areas of human biomonitoring and non-target analysis. Examples of recent and current projects are:

We ask

Our ideal candidate

  • Has a PhD and at least 3 years of post-doctoral experience in analytical chemistry, metabolomics, biochemistry, or in a similar field
  • Has a proven track record in data science, data analysis, and evaluation of big data sets
  • Has a proven affinity with programming and software (Python, R, or similar)
  • Has an international scientific network in the field of HRMS-based screening, metabolomics, data science, or similar
  • Has effective professional communication skills in English
  • Is a bridge builder and team player with the following competencies: analytical capacity, cooperating interdisciplinary, networking skills, verbal communication and initiative.

We offer

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

  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • 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 4%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. We offer, depending on your experience, a competitive gross salary of between €3527,- and €6229,- for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 11-12). Additionally, a contract for 32 hours 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 multi-faceted position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

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 Community page 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

For more information about this position and the procedure, please contact Rutger Voorrips, recruiter, by e-mail or by phone +31 317 480571.

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.

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

Wageningen University & Research 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, 7.200 employees and 13.200 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 colleagues 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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