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Wageningen Plant Research

Wageningen University and Research Center


We are looking for

Wageningen University and Research explores the potential of nature to improve the quality of life and is the top ranked university for agriculture in the world in 2022.

Do you want to work with the teams at

Wageningen Plant Research

, one of the

9 institutes

within Wageningen University and Research, to develop innovations and scientific knowledge for the agricultural and horticultural systems of the future?  

Wageningen Plant Research connects public, private and societal stakeholders in projects that address the complex, interconnected challenges of transforming agriculture and horticulture in such a way that we produce enough food safely and fairly within our planetary boundaries.

We are seeking highly motivated and committed researchers that can contribute to the important and interconnected research themes of biodiversity, nutrition and human health, crop protection, climate change, soil health, energy and water use, urbanisation and technological developments (data, IT, robotics, etc.).

Within Wageningen Plant Research, we work at our locations in Wageningen, but also regionally in Lelystad and Bleiswijk, on the development of new cultivation systems and on the building blocks needed for these. Important building blocks for these new sustainable cultivation systems are:

  • Healthy and resilient soils and crops
  • Functional agrobiodiversity
  • Methods for diagnostics, monitoring and decision support systems
  • Precision agriculture and horticulture, sensors and robotics
  • Nutritional value and quality of products
  • New methods of crop protection such as biological control agents
  • Models, statistical and mathematical methods, big data, Artificial Intelligence
  • Crop Growth and flowering physiology

We are seeking both researchers to carry out projects and also people with the ambition to turn ideas into projects and to lead teams. You would be joining a team of more than 600 researchers within Plant Research, 1400 scientists within Plant Sciences and more than 7000 across the whole University and Research, collectively making Wageningen a global destination for you to grow your career and fulfil your ambition.

We ask

We encourage applications from candidates with a relevant scientific education, with a PhD and/or equivalent experience in one or more of these areas.  We need people who can work collaboratively to solve the integrated challenges that exist in agriculture and horticulture; working together we can achieve more.

Do you recognise yourself some of the topics mentioned above and are you excited by the challenge? We are looking forward to hearing from you and your ideas! 

Some job examples for the different levels include:

  • Precision Agriculture Project Leader;
  • Researcher Crop Physiology and Data; 

We offer

Information on employment conditions can be found at tailor made conditions of employment

Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for personal initiative in a learning environment; we offer excellent training opportunities. You will get a versatile job in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

More information

Please send a short cover letter that sets out how you can contribute to the above topics along with your CV via the application button at the vacancy on our


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Answering a further questionnaire to help direct you to the appropriate team after you apply will be part of the procedure.

Do not wait to apply; the first interviews will be held as soon as we receive suitable candidates.  

For more information, you can contact our recruiters Dax Teunissen and Ine van’t Land by e-mail

[email protected]
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