Assistant Professor Root Physiology in Hydroponic Systems (Tenure Track)

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is looking for an Assistant Professor to join their chair group Horticulture and Product Physiology.

The chair group Horticulture and Product Physiology of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is keen to hire an  Assistant Professor. As an Assistant Professor, you will have the opportunity to establish your own research and education in the physiology of root-shoot interactions, root growth and functioning, and plant-nutrient relationships in soilless cultivation in greenhouses and vertical farms.

Tasks

The tasks for Assistant Professor Root Physiology in Hydroponic Systems involve the applicant to:

  • collaborate with colleagues and establish a personal research portfolio that is embedded in the Horticulture and Product Physiology group
  • perform physiological research on root-shoot interactions, plant-nutrient relations, and root functioning and development in relation to the abiotic environment.
  • the research will be at the tissue, organ, whole-plant as well as crop level.
  • the research will be conducted with horticultural crops (vegetables, cut flowers, and/or pot plants) grown in soilless culture in greenhouses and vertical farms.
  • acquire, lead and implement together with the chairholder and other staff members innovative and creative (inter-)national research projects for our group.
  • supervise BSc, MSc, and PhD students. You will also develop and teach courses (lectures, practicals) on physiological processes of root-shoot interactions, plant-nutrient relationships, and soilless cultivation in greenhouses and vertical farms.
  • undertake research that leads to high-quality research output.
  • research and contributes to improving the quality, yield, and sustainability of horticultural crop production.

Salary

The Assistant Professor Root Physiology in Hydroponic Systems covers:

  • a competitive salary of between € 3.821,- and € 5.230;
  • the option to accrue additional holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and paid parental leave;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent ABP pension regulations.
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Job Requirements

As an Assistant Professor of Root Physiology in Hydroponic Systems, applicants must:

  • hold a PhD degree in plant science, biological science, or a related field
  • have experience in physiological and/or molecular research on root-shoot interactions and/or plant-nutrient relations
  • have published research in high-quality journals and are willing to develop your skills in teaching and grant proposal acquisition
  • are a strong communicator
  • have a keen interest in phenotyping and/or simulation modeling, which is considered a plus

Application Process

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Application Deadline: May 11, 2022

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