Postdoc in Circular Urban Food Systems&Department of Ecological Tech

Job description

Our company is in search of a bright and impressive postdoc researcher in the area of metropolitan food & biomass systems during the Department of Environmental tech ( Pursuit will concentrate on design of circular supply chains for meals & bio-based items close to urban centers. This is carried out by linking predefined item functionality and quality that is corresponding to locally available food and biomass resources (including locally produced, used, recovered, etc.). a design that is new has got to be developed to calculate the effects of including neighborhood resources to present food and biomass supply string along with to evaluate the effect regarding the required quality criteria and connect this to possible channels of neighborhood resources. Additionally, the device aims to incorporate brand brand new and current (bio)technologies that free the desired components or constituents through the neighborhood resource channels generate an extensive spectral range of circular design choices.

Consequently, the task aims to develop an instrument to aid circularity-based design of metropolitan meals and biomass movement characteristics by determining the functionality for the items, deriving the matching quality indicators for the functionality and inventorying regional, urban resource channels that fulfil the high quality and functionality of regional, metropolitan needs. You may build this understanding and approach that is model-based studies, simulations and situations in Amsterdam. The anticipated deliverables after 24 months consist of (although not limited by):

  • A medical overview/review paper on state-of-the-art of circular meals and biomass system
  • A model associated with the tool + an instrument description/manual
  • A paper that is scientific the growth and initial application of these device

You’ll be getting together with a few on-going PhDs taking care of metropolitan system modelling and different meals and biomass processing/quality/technology professionals at Agrotechnology & Food safe Science Group (AFSG) of Wageningen University & analysis (WUR). You may 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 connecting different present and future research focus on circular meals and biomass system inside the whole AFSG. As an associate associated with the division of Environmental tech, you might be likely to take part in our applications for research funds and academic tasks. Section of your projects will likely be done at Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan possibilities (AMS) and Wageningen Food & Bio-based Research (WFBR), from which you’ll be expected to play a role in the device development with different regional stakeholders in Amsterdam or from WFBR to co-develop, use and validate this device. A career perspective at the applied research institute WFBR after the end of the project, we aim to provide the candidate.


  • maximum. 40 hours each week
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Wageningen University & Analysis


Conditions of work

A challenging position (with a typical performing period of 40 hours each week for a time period of a couple of years) with based on your experience, a competitive income from the absolute minimum of Ђ 2709,-. to an optimum of Ђ 4274,-. for a full working week of 38 hours according to the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities (scale 10).

In addition, you can expect:

  • 8% vacation allowance;
  • a structural bonus that is year-end of%;
  • exceptional training possibilities and employment that is secondary;
  • versatile performing hours and vacations may possibly be determined in assessment in order for an optimal stability between work and personal life is achievable;
  • exemplary retirement plan through ABP;
  • 232 holiday hours, the possibility to get additional and good supplementary leave schemes;
  • a versatile working time: the chance to operate at the most 2 hours each week additional and thus to develop leave that is extra
  • an option model to build section of your work conditions your self, such as for example a bike plan;
  • a lively workplace where it is simple to make connections and where numerous tasks simply just take put on the Wageningen Campus. A spot where education, business and research are represented;

Wageningen University & Research stimulates interior profession possibilities and flexibility by having a interior recruitment policy. There are sufficient possibilities for own initiative in a learning environment.

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

Wageningen University & Analysis

The objective of y our University is always to explore the potential of nature to boost the standard of life. Within Wageningen University & analysis, nine specific research institutes through the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have actually accompanied forces to greatly help respond to the main concerns in the domain of balanced diet and environment that is living. With about 30 places, 5,000 workers, and 10,000 pupils, it really is one of several leading businesses in its domain around the world. a built-in way of dilemmas and also the cooperation between different procedures are in the center regarding the unique approach of Wageningen.

Equal possibilities employerWe are the same opportunities boss and welcome applications from all suitably qualified people aside from their battle, intercourse, impairment, religion/belief, intimate orientation or age.

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