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We are looking for

At the Division of Toxicology, we are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced analytical chemical technical assistant. This assistant will perform analytical chemical analyses essential to our work on molecular-driven, mechanistic understanding of toxicological processes related to human and environmental health and their translation into risk assessment for man and the environment.

We ask

You are an enthusiastic and experienced analytical chemical technical assistant, who is dedicated to research and education in food- and environmental toxicology and also a keen team player.
You also have:
• A higher-level qualification in life sciences or toxicology (minimum HBO- or MSc-level, PhD level is preferred).
• Solid theoretical- and practical knowledge of High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC), Liquid Chromatography –Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) and Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), including several years of experience in applying these techniques within biological- or toxicological research.
• Experience or affinity with tissue culture, microbiological and biochemical/molecular methods, or the willingness to acquire these skills.
• Published work (for example as co-author) that illustrates your experience in the field and ability to generate output-driven results.
• Proactive team skills, willing to take responsibility for day-to-day functioning of laboratory facilities and with the additional ability to solve technical problems independently.
• Experience in course management and teaching at undergraduate/graduate levels, as well as supervision of BSc/MSc thesis students is desirable.
• An excellent command of the English language, both orally and in writing, and preferably an excellent command of the Dutch language in addition.

We offer

A job at an organisation that will challenge you every day to provide our clients with the best possible solution. As Technical Assistant you will be part of an ambitious team working on a wide range of issues with plenty of scope for initiative. Personal input and responsibility are an integral part of our culture.

We offer a temporary position with an average working time of 38 hours per week for the period of 1 year with the possibility of a permanent employment after a successful evaluation. Gross salary € 4084 maximum per month.

We not only offer a competitive salary but also good secondary terms of employment such as (study) leave and a pension of the ABP Pension Fund.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Ivonne M.C.M. Rietjens, telephone +31 317 483971.
For more information about the selection procedure, please contact Wilma W.H.E. Jansen, HR Advisor, E-mail

You can apply online at until 28 July 2018.

We are

The Division of Toxicology is an enthusiastic and dynamic academic research group. Our research is performed by 4 academic staff members, 4 technical assistants and over 20 international PhD students. We have a strong national and international reputation in our scientific field. Our research is focused on molecular-driven, mechanistic techniques in food and environmental toxicology. On the basis of mechanistic understanding, relevant toxicological processes are translated into risk analyses for evaluation in human health and ecological processes. The Division of Toxicology actively contributes to globally relevant topics, such as: alternatives to animal testing, human stem cell models, safety evaluation of food ingredients, biocides, nanotoxicology, contaminants in the food chain; in silico methods for toxicological risk assessment. Our education is embedded in the BSc/MSc programmes for Food Safety, Nutrition and Health, Molecular Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Biology and a combination of lectures and practicals.

The Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group is part of Wageningen University & Research, an organisation that brings together fundamental and applied scientific research. We work on creating ‘healthy food in a biobased society’ with private sector companies, research institutes and government agencies in the Netherlands and abroad. Our innovations play a crucial role in solving the major issues which affect society today. Entrepreneurship and professionalism are key in all that we do. In short, we are a major international employer offering considerable potential for your career.

Wageningen University & Research
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus – each and every day. Within our domain of good and safe food & food production, food security and a healthy living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don’t do this alone. Every day, 5000 people work on ‘the quality of life’, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.

Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.

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