Lecturer Applied Mathematics

Gepubliceerd op
24 april 2018
Locatie Wageningen
Expertisegebied Natural Sciences
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We are looking for

Within the Chair group of Applied Mathematics we have a vacancy for a lecturer in Applied Mathematics, who is also interested in performing research in the field of mathematical modelling for the Life Sciences, e.g., in Systems Biology. We search for an enthusiastic, skillful, and stimulating lecturer as well as a coach in working groups and computer practicals. Initially your primary task is lecturing basic and more advanced mathematics to students in all disciplines of Wageningen University. You are expected to contribute to the examination and the course evaluation, and to the improvement and/or renewal of courses, in collaboration with colleagues within Biometris. Preference is given to candidates who intend to also build up in the long run a scientific research career, e.g. by entering a tenure track.

We ask

The ideal candidate:

  • has an MSc in mathematics, physics or a closely related field with a strong mathematical component;
  • has completed a PhD in the area of mathematics, physics or quantitative biology;
  • is an enthusiastic lecturer, who likes to teach mathematics to (international) students in a broad range of disciplines;
  • has good communication skills, both with students and colleague;
  • is fluent in the Dutch and English languages.

We offer

We offer a creative and inspiring working environment, with opportunities for self-development in the many aspects of mathematics covered by Biometris. Initially, the employment is temporary for a period of two years.
This is a part time position (0.8 FTE), lecturer 3, Hayscale. The gross salary ranges from €3.475,- to € 4.757,- (Scale 11 VSNU) based on full time, i.e. 38 hours/week, depending on qualities and experience. We offer a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-the-year bonus of 8.3% of your annual salary.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact Jaap Molenaar (+31 317 486042,
For more information about the contractual aspects, please contact Dorien Wissink (HR-advisor, +31 317 485854,

You can apply up and until May 25, 2018
For this position you can only apply on line:

Don't email your application directly to the people mentioned above, but use the website to apply.

We are

The mission of Wageningen University & Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialised research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With approximately 30 locations, 5,000 employees, and 10,000 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen.

For further information about working at Wageningen University & Research, take a look at the special career site.

Biometris is the central group for mathematics and statistics at Wageningen University and Research Centre. The group consists of about 75 people, 50 permanent staff and 25 PhDs and postdocs. Education and consultation are pivotal for the societal role of Biometris. Education is at the very heart of the university and Biometris provides nearly all BSc courses on mathematics, statistics, and research methodology at Wageningen UR, as well as numerous other courses for MSc and PhD students, post-docs and industry. Biometris also provides statistical and mathematical consultancy and training to researchers inside and outside Wageningen UR.

Within Biometris, we focus our research on the development of mathematical and statistical techniques that can be applied to the Life Sciences. In this way, we contribute to the scientific and societal impact of Wageningen UR. Our vision can be expressed by the slogan: “Quantitative methods brought to life”. Consequently, our research is generally done in collaboration with other research groups both in and outside Wageningen.

Our research focusses on the themes of Statistical Genetics and Genomics, Systems Biology and Ecology, Food and Health Risk Assessment, and Big Data in Life Sciences. Our capital lies in the mathematical and statistical expertise of our employees. We therefore strive to keep our employees motivated and scientifically up-to-date and offer ample opportunities for personal development. For general information, see: