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Can you imagine a future with autonomous crop production systems that provide nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables locally and on-demand? Are you devoted about bringing together crop physiology and data science? Then the chair group Horticulture and Product Physiology of Wageningen University & Research is offering a Tenure Track position which is the opportunity you are looking for.

Your work will focus on controlled environment agriculture (greenhouses and vertical farms), where you will develop novel methodologies to predict fruit and vegetable quality based on their growth conditions. Your starting package includes a PhD position, who will work on this topic under your supervision.

The job also requires teaching at BSc and MSc level and advising of students, which amounts to approximately 40% of the time. On our website you find all courses, and they are clearly connected with our research. Interesting to note here is the recognition of the excellent education offered in Wageningen. Our university was chosen as the best institution for higher education in the Netherlands for the 17th time in a row. Besides that, we are ranked as university as number 1 worldwide in the fields of agriculture, ecology and environment, as well as excellent rankings in other fields.

The chair group Horticulture and Product Physiology of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is keen to hire an  Assistant Professor (0.7-1.0 fte). As an Assistant Professor, you will have the opportunity to establish your own research and education on the qualitative (nutritional value, aroma) and quantitative (growth, yield) prediction of fresh fruit and vegetable production based on cultivation conditions in greenhouses and vertical farms.

Information about the programme
This position is part of a multi-disciplinary programme entitled ‘High-tech & data-driven agri-food system of the future’. Together with four other tenure trackers of the four Dutch technology universities (4TU), industry partners and government stakeholders you will contribute to novel high-tech local food systems which can be scaled to many urban environments in the world.

Contact information

  • For more information about this function you can contact Prof. dr ir Leo Marcelis, e-mail: [email protected]
  • For more information about the procedure, please contact Ine van’t Land corporate recruiter by [email protected]

This vacancy will be listed up to and including 18 September 2022. We hope to schedule the first job interviews soon after the closing date.

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