Postdoc Position on Crop Physiology in Species Mixtures

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) has an opening for Postdoctoral Position on Crop Physiology in Species Mixtures.

Here candidate will work on integrating and implementing key plant physiological processes occurring below- and aboveground in crop mixtures into plant simulation models. They will analyze the relevance of these processes for crop mixture performance. In this, they will work closely with several other team members who use experimental and modeling methods to address questions in mixed crops.


The Position on Crop Physiology in Species Mixtures has the following duties and responsibilities include:

  • Further developing, expanding, and testing existing plant simulation models with plant physiological processes, using the Julia programming language in the Virtual Plant Laboratory.
  • Perform elaborate simulation studies addressing questions relevant to adopting and optimizing crop mixtures, their management, and breeding targets.
  • Communication of results in scientific publications and on (inter)national workshops.
  • Contributing to the teaching portfolio of the group


The position offer:

  • a competitive gross salary of between € 2.960, and € 4.670, gross per months for a full-time working week of 38 hours;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation/holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate must possess:

  • A PhD in computer sciences or applied mathematics with a keen interest in plants and crops.
  • OR: A PhD in plant or crop science with proven experience in programming and simulation modelling.
  • A publication record in relevant journals.
  • Strong communication skills in English required to communicate and discuss model requirements, results and consequences with scientists within similar and different domains within the IntercropVALUES project.
  • Strong project and time management skills, the capacity to prioritize and to finish what you started.
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Application Process

Interested applicants should submit:

  • A letter of motivation;
  • Curriculum vitae.

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Deadline: June 12, 2023.

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