Postdoc in Circular Urban Food Systems&Department of Ecological Tech

Job description

We have been searching for a bright and impressive postdoc researcher in neuro-scientific metropolitan meals & biomass systems during the Department of Environmental tech ( Pursuit will concentrate on design of circular supply chains for meals & bio-based items close to metropolitan areas. This is carried out by linking predefined item functionality and matching quality needs to locally available food and biomass resources (including locally produced, utilized, recovered, etc.). a design that is new has got to be developed to calculate the results of including neighborhood resources to present food and biomass supply string along with to evaluate the impact associated with needed quality criteria and connect this to prospective channels of neighborhood resources. Moreover, the device aims to integrate brand new and current (bio)technologies that free the mandatory components or constituents through the neighborhood resource channels to produce a diverse spectral range of circular design choices.

Therefore, the task aims to develop an instrument to guide circularity-based design of metropolitan meals and biomass movement characteristics by determining the functionality associated with products, deriving the matching quality indicators when it comes to functionality and inventorying regional, metropolitan resource channels that fulfil the quality and functionality of regional, metropolitan needs. You’ll build this understanding and model-based approach making use of studies, simulations and situations in Amsterdam. The anticipated deliverables after 24 months consist of (although not restricted to):

  • A overview/review that is scientific on advanced of circular food and biomass system
  • A prototype regarding the device + an instrument description/manual
  • A medical paper on the growth and initial application of these device

You will end up getting together with several on-going PhDs focusing on metropolitan system modelling and food that is various biomass processing/quality/technology professionals at Agrotechnology & Food Science Group (AFSG) of Wageningen University & analysis (WUR). You will definitely work in the metropolitan system engineering (USE) sub-group of Environmental tech division (section of AFSG), but you’ll additionally play a crucial role in linking different present and future research work with circular meals and biomass system in the whole AFSG. As an associate regarding the division of Environmental tech, you might be anticipated to take part in our applications for research funds and academic tasks. Section of your projects are going to be done at Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan possibilities (AMS) and Wageningen Food & Bio-based Research (WFBR), of which you’ll be expected to donate to the device development with different stakeholders that are local Amsterdam or from WFBR to co-develop, use and validate this tool. Following the end associated with project, we try to give you the prospect a lifetime career perspective during the used research institute WFBR.


  • maximum. 40 hours per week
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Wageningen University & Analysis


Conditions of work

A position that is challengingwith the average performing time of 40 hours each week for a time period of two years) with dependent on your experience, an aggressive salary from the absolute minimum of Ђ 2709,-. up to an optimum of Ђ 4274,-. for a working that is full of 38 hours relative to the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities (scale 10).

In addition, we provide:

  • 8% vacation allowance;
  • a structural year-end bonus of 8.3per cent;
  • exceptional training possibilities and additional employment conditions;
  • versatile performing hours and breaks may possibly be determined in assessment in order that a balance that is optimal work and personal life can be done;
  • exemplary retirement plan through ABP;
  • 232 holiday hours, the choice to buy additional and good supplementary leave schemes;
  • a versatile working time: the alternative to get results at the most 2 hours each week additional and therefore to develop leave that is extra
  • a selection model to build section of your work conditions your self, such as for instance a bike plan;
  • a lively workplace where it is simple to make associates and where numerous tasks just just simply take put on the Wageningen Campus. A spot where training, research and company are represented;

Wageningen University & Research stimulates interior profession possibilities and flexibility having a recruitment policy that is internal. You will find sufficient possibilities for very very own effort in a learning environment.

You can expect a versatile task in a worldwide environment with diverse tasks in a pleasing and available atmosphere that is working.

Wageningen University & Analysis

The objective of y our University will be explore the possibility of nature to boost the grade of life. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specific research institutes through the Wageningen analysis Foundation and Wageningen University have actually joined forces to greatly help respond to the main concerns within the domain of healthy food choices and environment that is living. With more or less 30 areas, 5,000 workers, and 10,000 pupils, it’s among the leading businesses in its domain around the world. a his response built-in method of dilemmas while the cooperation between different procedures are in one’s heart of this unique approach of Wageningen.

Equal possibilities employerWe are the same possibilities company and welcome applications from all suitably qualified people aside from their competition, intercourse, impairment, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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