Post Doc in vitro Toxicology

Gepubliceerd op
5 april 2018
Locatie Wageningen
Expertisegebied Agriculture
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We are looking for

RIKILT Wageningen University & Research is looking for a post-doctoral scientist in the area of:

  • toxicological assessment of chemical contaminants and nanoparticles in food and feed
  • development of animal-free models for safety testing
In this position you will participate in several projects on the development of microfluidic gut on a chip models, organoid culture systems and on food safety related aspects of nanoparticles. You will be expected to actively participate in the lab work and project management, write scientific papers and reports, interact with stakeholders and assist with acquisition of new projects in the area of food toxicology

We ask

  • PhD in food safety, (nano)toxicology or biomedical engineering
  • Good technical, analytical and planning skills for performing and supervising lab experiments
  • Broad experience with cell biology techniques (e.g. cell culturing, immunostaining, imaging, qPCR, transcriptomics)
  • Good communications skills, a broad perspective and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and different projects
  • Good writing, networking and acquisition skills, with a proven track record

We offer

An interesting and dynamic fulltime (36 hours a week) position as a scientific researcher, covering different topics, within a team of enthusiastic and involved colleagues. We offer a position for one year and possibilities for extension based on demonstrated performance. We offer a salary based on position  and experience (max € 4253,- gross per month) in combination with excellent secondary employment conditions.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact dr. Ad Peijnenburg (Group leader Toxicology) , phone +31 (0)317-480284 or dr. ir. Lonneke van der Geest (BU manager Toxicology, Novel Foods and Agrochains), phone +31 (0)317- 480462,
Send your application through the webpage: Please submit your application before April 23, 2018.

We are

RIKILT Wageningen University & Research performs independent research related to the safety and authenticity of food. We specialize in analytical research, the composition of food and feed products and related health effects. We also focus on food fraud issues and conduct forensic research. Our knowledge of food production chains and processes enables us to identify hazards and risks (new and existing) effectively. We advise government agencies as well as companies and provide training in areas of our expertise.
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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