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Job Wageningen University & Research - Project leader Centre for Genetic Resources HRS4R

Specifications - (explanation)

Location Wageningen
Function typesResearch, Development, Innovation
Scientific fieldsAgriculture
Hours 36.0 hours per week
EducationDoctorate
Job number 508237
Translations
About employer Wageningen University & Research
Short link www.academictransfer.com/54888

Apply for this job within 12 days

Job description

Project Leader for the Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands (CGN)
Do you have a strong affiliation with animal breeding and conservation of farm animal genetic diversity? Are you a skilled project leader and do you like to work in multidisciplinary teams?

The Centre of Genetic Resources (CGN), funded by the Ministry of LNV, is an important part of our work. The main tasks of CGN are the development and management of gene bank collections, and advising breed societies and other stakeholders about conservation and sustainable use of genetic diversity. The Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands (CGN) focuses on conservation and use of vegetable crops, farm animal breeds and autochthonous forest species (www.wur.nl/cgn).

We are looking for a new Project Leader who will play a central role in the management and further development of the CGN tasks related to animal genetic resources.

Requirements

We are looking for a candidate who has
  • a strong affiliation with animal breeding and conservation of farm animal genetic diversity;
  • MSc degree in animal sciences or related field;
  • good organizational and excellent communication skills;
  • contacts in relevant national and international networks;
  • project leaders skills and competences demonstrated by leading projects in a related to the conservation of genetic diversity in gene banks and breeding programs;
  • the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.

Conditions of employment

We offer
  • A position for at most 36 hours per week, for a period of 2 years with the intent to be extended.
  • Being part of excellent research team in a contract research organisation.
  • Salary depends on the qualifications and experience with a gross maximum of salary group 11. The salary is based on the Collective Labour Agreement of Wageningen Research.
  • We not only offer a competitive salary, but also good (study) leave and a pension of the ABP Pension Fund.

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research Animal Breeding and Genomics (WUR-ABG) comprises almost 100 employees, including professors, lecturers, senior and junior scientists, post-docs, PhD students and support staff. We perform research in quantitative genetics, genomics, breeding programs and genetic diversity, across the major livestock species and fish. It is the centre of excellence for all national and international animal breeding and genomics activities (research and education) of Wageningen University & Research (www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Collaboration-and-partnerships/Animal-Breeding-and-Genomics-Centre.htm)

Wageningen Livestock Research develops knowledge for a sustainable and profitable livestock sector, translates this into practice-oriented solutions and innovations, and ensures that this knowledge is disseminated. Together with our clients, and on the basis of practical experience, we integrate our scientific know-how in the areas of livestock systems and of the nutrition, genetics, welfare and environmental impact of farm animals to produce livestock concepts for the 21st century.

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.

For further information about working at Wageningen University & Research, take a look at www.wur.nl/en/Jobs.htm

Additional information

Additional information
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:
Ir. Sipke-Joost Hiemstra (Sipkejoost.Hiemstra@wur.nl ; +31 317-480506)
Prof. Roel Veerkamp (Roel.Veerkamp@wur.nl ; +31 317-480540)

Closing date for applications: 2 June 2019

Agencies are kindly requested not to respond
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Specifications - (explanation)

Location Wageningen
Function typesResearch, Development, Innovation
Scientific fieldsAgriculture
Hours 36.0 hours per week
EducationDoctorate
Job number 508237
Translations
About employer Wageningen University & Research
Short link www.academictransfer.com/54888

Apply for this job within 12 days

Job description

Project Leader for the Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands (CGN)
Do you have a strong affiliation with animal breeding and conservation of farm animal genetic diversity? Are you a skilled project leader and do you like to work in multidisciplinary teams?

The Centre of Genetic Resources (CGN), funded by the Ministry of LNV, is an important part of our work. The main tasks of CGN are the development and management of gene bank collections, and advising breed societies and other stakeholders about conservation and sustainable use of genetic diversity. The Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands (CGN) focuses on conservation and use of vegetable crops, farm animal breeds and autochthonous forest species (www.wur.nl/cgn).

We are looking for a new Project Leader who will play a central role in the management and further development of the CGN tasks related to animal genetic resources.

Requirements

We are looking for a candidate who has
  • a strong affiliation with animal breeding and conservation of farm animal genetic diversity;
  • MSc degree in animal sciences or related field;
  • good organizational and excellent communication skills;
  • contacts in relevant national and international networks;
  • project leaders skills and competences demonstrated by leading projects in a related to the conservation of genetic diversity in gene banks and breeding programs;
  • the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.

Conditions of employment

We offer
  • A position for at most 36 hours per week, for a period of 2 years with the intent to be extended.
  • Being part of excellent research team in a contract research organisation.
  • Salary depends on the qualifications and experience with a gross maximum of salary group 11. The salary is based on the Collective Labour Agreement of Wageningen Research.
  • We not only offer a competitive salary, but also good (study) leave and a pension of the ABP Pension Fund.

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research Animal Breeding and Genomics (WUR-ABG) comprises almost 100 employees, including professors, lecturers, senior and junior scientists, post-docs, PhD students and support staff. We perform research in quantitative genetics, genomics, breeding programs and genetic diversity, across the major livestock species and fish. It is the centre of excellence for all national and international animal breeding and genomics activities (research and education) of Wageningen University & Research (www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Collaboration-and-partnerships/Animal-Breeding-and-Genomics-Centre.htm)

Wageningen Livestock Research develops knowledge for a sustainable and profitable livestock sector, translates this into practice-oriented solutions and innovations, and ensures that this knowledge is disseminated. Together with our clients, and on the basis of practical experience, we integrate our scientific know-how in the areas of livestock systems and of the nutrition, genetics, welfare and environmental impact of farm animals to produce livestock concepts for the 21st century.

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.

For further information about working at Wageningen University & Research, take a look at www.wur.nl/en/Jobs.htm

Additional information

Additional information
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:
Ir. Sipke-Joost Hiemstra (Sipkejoost.Hiemstra@wur.nl ; +31 317-480506)
Prof. Roel Veerkamp (Roel.Veerkamp@wur.nl ; +31 317-480540)

Closing date for applications: 2 June 2019

Agencies are kindly requested not to respond

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