Website Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

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!

We are looking for a colleague who studies the responses of greenhouse crops to changing greenhouse climate, lighting and watering, who is interested in sensor technology to measure these changes, who can process the complex data sets and who knows how to translate this knowledge into innovative and autonomous cultivation strategies. You maintain contact with horticulturists and companies in the sector. As a result, you know what is going on and you can respond to questions that arise. You set up and set up research projects as a project leader.

As Researcher Crop Physiology you will be responsible for the following:

  • You will acquire and execute projects in the field of greenhouse horticulture, aimed at designing new cultivation systems and optimization of existing cultivation systems.
  • You will analyse data of experiments and field trials and translate the findings to science and improved practical cultivation systems.
  • You will report the findings and communicate these to funding agencies and stakeholders.
  • You will collaborate with colleagues active in the fields of crop growth models, big data and AI.
  • 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, Teamleider Fysiologie en Productkwaliteit, telefoon 0317-483250 or e-mail [email protected]; or Anja Dieleman, Senior Researcher Crop Physiology, 0317-483203, e-mail [email protected]
  • For more information about the procedure, please contact Ine van’t Land, 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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