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As a researcher, do you want to use your passion for plant cultivation in the greenhouse horticulture sector? Do you want to investigate how, with the help of the knowledge and all the possibilities that glasshouse horticulture offers, you can get everything out of the plant for a sustainable, advanced and realized glasshouse? Then we are looking for you at Wageningen Plant Research!
As a Researcher Crop Physiology and Data you will be responsible for the following:

  • You will execute, or be involved with, projects in the field of greenhouse horticulture and vertical farming, aimed at optimizing environmental conditions for crop growth, development and production.
  • You will translate research questions into experimental designs and protocols for observations on crop growth and development, and for advanced measurements such as photosynthesis, transpiration, light interception, spectral composition of the light, etc.
  • You will process and analyse the experimental data, using statistical packages (R, Genstat), suitable programming languages (e.g., Matlab, Python) and our crop simulation model.
  • You will describe the results in reports and present them.
  • You will cooperate with colleagues from different expertise within and outside the Business Unit, including big data and AI experts.
  • You will consider opportunities for new projects and be involved in acquisition.
  • You will maintain contact with clients, (local) governments, greenhouse suppliers, growers and other (international) knowledge institutions.

This position is part of the Physiology and Product Quality team, in which approximately 20 researchers work on all kinds of aspects of the quality and crop physiology of horticultural crops. Research is being conducted into the development of sustainable cultivation systems in greenhouses and vertical farms, and into various quality aspects in the chain. Experts in the field of crop physiology, experimental research, crop growth models, sensors and data work together in multidisciplinary projects.

Contact information

  • For more information about this position, please contact Anne Elings, Teamleader Physiologiy anden Productquality, phone +31 (0)317-483250 of by e-mail [email protected]; or with Anja Dieleman, Senior Researcher Crop Physiology, +31 (0)317-483203 or by e-mail [email protected]
  • For more information about the procedure, please contact Ine van’t Land, corporate recruiter by e-mail: [email protected]

This vacancy will be listed up to and including 21 August 2022. We hope to schedule the first job interviews on 29 August 2022.

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