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Analytical Research Chemist for mycotoxins

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18 september 2020
Locatie Wageningen
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Wij zoeken

Is food safety your passion and do you want to contribute to safe and balanced diets by securing well designed and well executed analyses of food and feed. Are you eager to take on the challenge of improving instrumental analysis techniques in this field using state-of-the-art measurement systems in the field of LC-(HR)MS and GC-(HR)MS? This might be the next step for you!

Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR) stands for the public interest of safe and reliable food chains. We are building a strong and innovative organization. We are currently looking for a scientific expert in the area of mycotoxins for the team natural toxins. This team of 20 professionals conducts research on mycotoxins, phycotoxins and plant toxins in food and feed. The team aims to strengthen the scientific relevance of WFSR in all three areas mentioned, including the role as European Union Reference Laboratory for mycotoxins & plant toxins in food and feed.

You will be responsible for accurately and independently conducting research as well as shaping and directing both existing and new research projects. You will initiate new international research proposals to strengthen and renew the mycotoxin field as well as plant toxins. You publish the results of research in scientific journals and present the results at international conferences.

 

Wij vragen

  • An analytical chemist (PhD) with several years of experience in the field of instrumental analysis on mycotoxins in food and/or feed
  • Experienced in working in a project based organisation in close collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines
  • Has a driven and inventive personality, passionate about results, with a keen awareness of quality
  • A standout colleague with a broader horizon, willing to explore new work areas
  • Independence in initiating, acquiring, and conducting research projects
  • An international professional network in the areas mentioned or complementary/related fields is preferred

Wij bieden

The work in the team natural toxins focusses on analysis of mycotoxins, phycotoxins and plant toxins in food and feed. We develop new and improve analytical methods for research into natural toxins. We advise national and international governments regarding the prevention of natural toxins in the food supply chain.

  • A challenging and dynamic position in a team whose members are characterised by their involvement, enthusiasm, and expertise.
  • The position is for 36 hours a week. You will receive a salary proportionate to your knowledge and experience, with a minimum of €2.790,00 (gross), potentially up to €5.183,00 (gross, scale 10-11).
  • This will initially be a two-year position with the possibility of extension. Given good performance over time, a permanent position will definitely be among your options.
  • WFSR has an excellent, secondary employment conditions package, offers training and professionalisation opportunities, and eagerly invests in its staff members.

Meer informatie

If you are interested, but have more questions, please contact Linda Stolker (Business Unit Manager) linda.stolker@wur.nl 0317-480390.
 

Wij zijn

WFSR conducts independent research into the safety and reliability of food. We specialise in measuring substances and food microbiology. We detect food fraud and conduct forensic research. Using our knowledge of the food production chain and processes, we promptly identify (new) hazards and trends. We also make recommendations to government authorities and provide training programmes. WFSR is a part of the international knowledge organisation Wageningen University & Research
 

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