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PhD in fermentation technology and metabolic engineering

Are you passionate about sustainable production of compounds and eager to contribute to much needed transition from fossil to renewable resources? We are looking for a mission-driven individual to join our team as a PhD candidate in Microbial Biotechnology, with a focus on fermentation technology and metabolic engineering.

To turn microbial bioprocesses into viable alternatives for petrochemical based production, we must drastically improve their yields, rates and titers. This asks for revolutionary approaches! Non-canonical redox co-factors allow to approach theoretical maximum yields. To reach the theoretical yield, all electrons of the substrate should end up in the product, but electrons generally diffuse away via common redox co-factors such as NAD+. Using non-canonical redox cofactors, we want gain control over the electron flow from substate to product. To implement this approach in E. coli and yeast, we work together in a large consortium involving 7 PhD students and 2 Postdocs from different groups at Wageningen University, Free University Amsterdam and Delft University of Technology led by Prof. Ruud Weusthuis (Wageningen University).

As PhD student you will be responsible for engineering strains to uncouple product formation from growth using non-canonical redox cofactors. This will be done in collaboration with other PhD students at WU and TUD in both yeast and E. coli. The major focus of the project will lie on in-depth screening and characterization of these strains in terms of for example yields and rates, but also strain stability and unexpected responses. For this you will combine advanced bioreactor cultivations, quantitative physiology and omics-analysis, to name a few.

Your duties and responsibilities include:

  • design and implement genetic strategies in yeast and E. coli to separately control a non-canonical redox cofactor-based product pathway and growth;
  • perform bioreactor cultivations in batch, continuous and perfusion modes;
  • in-depth characterization of cellular responses and energetics of engineered strains;
  • improve production through bioprocess and metabolic engineering;
  • data collection, analysis, reporting, and presentation of experimental data.

You will work here
You will join the Microbial Biotechnology research theme of the Bioprocess Engineering chair. Bioprocess Engineering works on a sustainable and healthy future by engineering efficient bioprocesses for high quality natural products. The group offers expertise in reactor engineering, down-stream processing and metabolic engineering to teach and develop innovative bio-based processes. Our research both aims at the development of the scientific field as well as at applications in typical Wageningen themes such as circular processes, food and environmental sciences. The Microbial Biotechnology team engineers bioprocesses using bacteria and yeasts, for this we combine bioreactor design, quantitative physiology, metabolic and genetic engineering to enable and improve the sustainable production of (bulk) chemicals.

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28-05-2024 Wageningen University & Research
Postdoc Inclusive and effective governance of SDG interactions in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda

Are you an experienced and collaborative researcher with a proven ability to publish scientific articles and work in intercultural and interdisciplinary environments? Are you passionate about inclusive and effective development? Do you have interest in comparative public governance research? If so, then join us at the Public Administration and Policy group!

As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Wageningen University on the topic of “Inclusive and effective governance of SDG (Sustainability Development Goal) interactions in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda”, you will join a vibrant international research team of PhDs, postdocs and senior researchers across the Netherlands and East-Africa. You will contribute to comparative research across national case studies on climate, water, food and biodiversity-related SDGs, and engage with national and international stakeholders on this important topic.

As a postdoc, you will contribute to the interdisciplinary research project “Governing SDG interactions in East-Africa”, led by Prof. Art Dewulf) This project investigates how national and international development efforts can be aligned for inclusive and effective governance of trade-offs and synergies between SDGs. You will be responsible for driving forward the comparative research across the case studies on landscape restoration in Ethiopia, climate-smart livestock in Kenya, and the water-energy-food nexus in Uganda.

Your duties and responsibilities include:

  • lead the cross-case and cross-country comparative governance research;
  • lead the writing of scientific publications on project research results;
  • collaborate with the project PhDs, postdocs and senior researchers;
  • support the Principal Investigator with organizing cross-cutting activities in the project;
  • engage with national and international stakeholders on SDG governance;

You will work here
The research is embedded within the chair Public Administration and Policy, which is led by Prof. Dave Huitema. You will be supervised by Prof. dr. Art Dewulf.
The mission of the Public Administration and Policy group is to study the governance of wicked problems in the interrelated domains of water and climate, food and agriculture, and energy and circular economy, and to use the generated insights to develop governance arrangements. By doing so the group aims to contribute to scientific progress, to societal debates, and to policy practice.
The project “Governing SDG interactions in East-Africa” studies SDG governance in case studies on landscape restoration in Ethiopia, climate-smart livestock in Kenya, and the water-energy-food nexus in Uganda. Numerous governments, businesses, and civil society organisations aim to contribute to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in East-Africa. However, cherry-picking SDGs coupled with lack of alignment between initiatives means trade-offs are not addressed and opportunities for synergy are missed. This project investigates SDG interactions in East-Africa and cross-sector and cross-level alignment mechanisms to govern these interactions.

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27-05-2024 Wageningen University & Research
Administrative Assistant Arable Farming

In this role, you collect and manage financial and sustainability data from arable farming companies for the Business Information Network (BIN). You maintain your own portfolio of arable farming companies and/or another agricultural sector (dairy cattle, poultry, pigs, goats, or sheep). You are also responsible for relationship management with these entrepreneurs. Therefore, you work closely with our BIN participants at one of our regional offices: Alkmaar, Dalfsen, The Hague, Drachten, Haaksbergen, Goes, Oisterwijk, Meijel, or Wageningen.

The Business Information Network is a network of approximately 1,500 agriculture and horticulture companies, 100 cutters and other vessels active in the fishing industry, and 150 forestry companies. Within Wageningen Economic Research, around 65 administrative assistants maintain this network. The main tasks and activities as an administrative assistant arable farming are:

  • Collecting financial and sustainability data from a fixed group of BIN companies. You gather this data from business administration or digitally (electronic invoices), derive it from economic bookkeeping from the accountant, or by conducting surveys with the entrepreneur. You record the collected data in a database and make it available for fellow researchers.
  • Maintaining relationship management with BIN participants. For the entrepreneur, you prepare an annual report with the business results and the main environmental indicators and create a digital business comparative overview in MijnAgrimatie.nl. During your visit to the entrepreneur, you explain both reports and answer any questions. Simultaneously, you start the data collection for the new year during this conversation. Annually, you also recruit some new participants for the Business Information Network to compensate for natural turnover. For this, you will be on the road about one day a week for a full-time position after your training period.

More information about the organization of the BIN group and the regional teams can be found here: werkenbijBedrijveninformatienet. And if you want to get an immediate impression of this role, be sure to watch our corporate film.

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25-05-2024 Wageningen University & Research
Administrative Assistant Flower Bulbs

In this role, you collect and manage financial and sustainability data from flower bulb companies for the Business Information Network (BIN). You maintain your own portfolio of flower bulb companies and/or another horticultural sector of your choice. You are also responsible for relationship management with these entrepreneurs. Therefore, you work closely with our BIN participants at one of our regional offices: Alkmaar, Dalfsen, The Hague, Drachten, Haaksbergen, Goes, Oisterwijk, Meijel, or Wageningen.

The Business Information Network is a network of approximately 1,500 agriculture and horticulture companies, 100 cutters and other vessels active in the fishing industry, and 150 forestry companies. Within Wageningen Economic Research, around 65 administrative assistants maintain this network. The main tasks and activities as an administrative assistant flower bulbs are:

  • Collecting financial and sustainability data from a fixed group of BIN companies. You gather this data from business administration or digitally (electronic invoices), derive it from economic bookkeeping from the accountant, or by conducting surveys with the entrepreneur. You record the collected data in a database and make it available for fellow researchers.
  • Maintaining relationship management with BIN participants. For the entrepreneur, you prepare an annual report with the business results and the main environmental indicators and create a digital business comparative overview in MijnAgrimatie.nl. During your visit to the entrepreneur, you explain both reports and answer any questions. Simultaneously, you start the data collection for the new year during this conversation. Annually, you also recruit some new participants for the Business Information Network to compensate for natural turnover. For this, you will be on the road about one day a week for a full-time position after your training period.

More information about the organization of the BIN group and the regional teams can be found here: werkenbijBedrijveninformatienet. And if you want to get an immediate impression of this role, be sure to watch our corporate film.

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25-05-2024 Wageningen University & Research
Scientific Information Specialist / Specialist Wetenschappelijke Informatie

Do you want to be part of a dynamic team in the challenging world of scholarly communication and are you a real service provider? Then WUR Library has a great job for you!

As a Scientific Information Specialist, you will support both research at WUR and the implementation of strategic WUR goals in the field of scientific information and open science. In your position, you will be responsible for advising, training, and developing information materials in the field of scientific publishing, Open Access, and searching scientific literature. In addition, you will follow national and international developments in this area and help to develop and implement appropriate services within the organization.
Your tasks and responsibilities as a Scientific Information Specialist are:

  • Providing instructions, workshops, courses and advice to researchers, policy makers and managers in the field of scientific publishing and Open Access;
  • Identifying new developments and translating them into information materials, manuals or work processes;
  • Conducting and supporting literature research;
  • Providing reports on WUR's publication practice;
  • Establish and maintain contact with parties within and outside WUR.

You will work together with 3 colleagues who are responsible for support in the field of scientific publishing and Open Access. You will be part of WUR Library's Research Support Team, which provides support to researchers in areas such as scientific publishing, open science and research data management.

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24-05-2024 Wageningen University & Research