Research Position on Plant Resilience

Applications are welcome for a Research Position on Plant Resilience at Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in the Netherlands.

Wageningen University & Research is looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious, and communicative colleague who has demonstrable experience in setting up, coordinating, and executing lab and greenhouse tests for phytopathology research to join their team.

The mission of Wageningen University and Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University, and the specialized research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and the living environment.


As a phytopathology researcher on Plant Resilience, the candidate will:

  • Work closely together in a group of thirteen fellow researchers in the field of phytopathology within the plant health, soil, and water team, which consists of approximately 38 researchers.
  • Contribute to the development of sustainable systems for the prevention and (biological) control of plant diseases;
  • Carry out tests with plant diseases in the lab and greenhouse, both at the test farm in Bleiswijk and in practice;
  • Take part in the design, organization, and execution of experiments;
  • Take part in the processing, interpreting, and reporting of the research data, and you contribute to reports, (web) articles, and newsletters.


  • Successful applicants will receive a competitive gross salary of between €2.376,- and €3.619,- pay month
  • 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 hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • 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 4%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
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Job Requirements

The Research Position on Plant Resilience seeks candidates with

  • an HBO or bachelor’s degree in phytopathology applied biology or biological laboratory research;
  • experience in greenhouse horticulture and bioassays.  Knowledge in colorimetric and spectrophotometric analyses is an advantage;
  • excellent oral and written command of both Dutch and English (level B2/C1);
  • good report skills are written and oral.
  • Also, the applicant should be environmentally aware, creative, diligent; good at planning and organizing and
  • Should possess good analytical insight and stress tolerance;
  • Lastly, should have a driver’s license B.

Application Process

Interested applicants for the Research Position on Plant Resilience, can apply and ensure that they attach the following:

  • curriculum vitae and
  • cover letter

To apply, click here

Application Deadline: July 31, 2022.

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