We are looking for
We are looking for a medical biological technician within the division of Human Nutrition and Health. The candidate will have a dual role and contribute to both research and education. The education focusses on supervising Msc thesis students in the lab and teaching them laboratory skills. The research focusses on intestinal permeability investigated in vitro in cultured porcine intestinal organoids. The candidate will take initiative and be actively involved in the setup of the research and the supervision of the Msc students on the lab. For the research this includes the set up and maintenance of the culturing of the intestinal organoid system.
To fill in this research and education technician profile we are looking for a highly motivated medical biological technician.
We are looking for a lab professional with following background:
Technician (HLO) with a background in medical biology
• Cell culture and in vitro techniques;
• Molecular biological techniques;
• Biotechnical techniques.
• Experience with organoids;
• Experience with teaching;
• Article 12 qualification.
For this position we request:
• a hands-on attitude;
• ability to work independently;
• good communication skills;
• you should be a team-worker;
• three years or more of working experience is highly validated.
A challenging position (30 – 38 hours) for 3 years (first a contract for 1 year with the possibility to extend for 2 years). You will receive, depending on your experience, a competitive salary from a minimum of
€ 2261,-. to a maximum of € 3445,-. for a full working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities (scale 7/8).
In addition, we offer:
• 8% holiday allowance;
• a structural year-end bonus of 8.3%;
• excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
• flexible working hours and holidays can possibly be determined in consultation so that an optimal balance between work and private life is possible;
• excellent pension plan through ABP;
• 232 vacation hours, the option to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes;
• a flexible working time: the possibility to work a maximum of 2 hours per week extra and thereby to build up extra leave;
• a choice model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan;
• a lively workplace where you can easily make contacts and where many activities take place on the Wageningen Campus. A place where education, research and business are represented.
Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for own initiative in a learning environment.
We offer a versatile job in an international environment with varied activities in a pleasant and open working atmosphere.
For more information about this position, please contact dr Mark Boekschoten, manager laboratories , phone: +31 317 482 002 (not available from 1-23 of August) or dr Klaske van Norren, associate professor, phone: +31 317 485 093 (not available from 12-30 of August). For more information about the contractual aspects, please contact Marjolijn Steffens, HR advisor, phone: +31 317 489 882.
You can apply online at the career site of Wageningen University & Research: https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Vacancies.htm until September 2nd 2019.
Division of Human Nutrition
The mission of the Division of Human Nutrition and Health is to generate and exchange knowledge in the area of nutrition and health—in interaction with peers and partners—by excellent education and research. The Division consists of five chair groups that form a single organizational unit with shared infrastructure and resources: Sensory Science and Eating Behaviour, Global Nutrition, Nutritional Biology, Nutrition and Disease, and Nutrition Metabolism and Genomics. The technician will be placed within the group of dr Mark Boekschoten for the educational part and in Nutritional Biology in the group of dr Klaske van Norren for the research part. Dr Klaske van Norren focusses on mechanisms and pathways that induce changes in body composition during disease that have a negative impact on the patients wellbeing, morbidity and mortality. The research related with this job focusses on the role of the gut brain axis on body composition.
The mission of our University is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialized 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, it is one of the leading organizations 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.
Equal opportunities employer
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
For further information about working at Wageningen University & Research, take a look at: https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs.htm
Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.