Faculty Position in Veterinary Epidemiology
Wageningen University

Tenure-Track Position in Veterinary Epidemiology

Location Wageningen

End date Sun 30 August 2020

We are looking for

Tenure track position in veterinary epidemiology

Are you the forward-thinking and enthusiastic veterinary epidemiologist, teacher and team player, dedicated to research and teaching in the area of infectious disease dynamics and epidemiology? Then we are looking for you. 
We are looking for 

The group of Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology (QVE) of Wageningen University & Research is looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic veterinary epidemiologist with expertise in combining statistical epidemiological approaches with the study the dynamics of infectious diseases in animals. We are looking for candidates that are eager to both collect and analyse new data streams (especially using sensors and automated sampling) to unravel the dynamics of infections and to model interventions. 
This position will be placed in the chair group Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology. More information can be found here in these links (SARS-CoV2 and Bovine Tb). 
In this challenging career trajectory:
  • you acquire, lead and implement innovative and creative(inter-) national research projects in The group of Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology;
  • you collaborate with colleagues and supervise PhD students, BSc and MSc theses and you develop and teach courses;
  • you contribute to the further development of the group of Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology.
Tenure Track is a career path for hardworking scientists who pursue to excel in education and research. We seek to attract scientific talent at all levels in their career and to stimulate and support their development. For additional information please visit this page. Tenure Track

We ask

Applicants need to have at least the following experience
  • Post-doc experience, and depending on their starting level some proven experience in obtaining research funding, supervising PhD students and/or post-doctoral researchers, and fostering national and international collaborations.
  • Didactic talent and skills should be in line with BSc and MSc teaching requirements. 
  • This position requires an excellent English language proficiency and an excellent publication record commensurate with career stage and experience. (a minimum of CEFR C2 level).For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our special language page. Language page

We offer

We initially offer a fixed-term, 7 year contract which, upon positive evaluation based on criteria elaborated in the University's Tenure Track policy, can lead to a permanent employment contract as associate professor. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive salary for assistant professors from €3,637 to €5,656 per month and for associate professors from €5,039 to €6,738 per month based on a full working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement Wageningen University.

In addition, we offer an attractive benefits package:

  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural end-of year bonus of 8.3%; 
  • applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may also qualify for a special tax relief, in which 30% of their salary is exempt from tax; Have a look on this website for more information.
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary working conditions;
  • flexible working hours and vacations in consultation with colleagues is possible so that an optimal balance between work and personal life is possible;
  • an excellent pension scheme via ABP;
  • 232 holiday hours, the ability to purchase or sell holiday hours, good supplementary leave arrangements, 
  • an individualized model to compose part of your working conditions, and a bicycle plan;
  • make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee.
Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with our internal recruitment policy. For your personal development we offer you the ‘Development program Tenure Track’. This program supports you in further development of your competences. We also offer you the possibility to gain the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) which is a requirement in the Tenure Track policy. With us you get a versatile job in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere for students and staff from over 100 countries around the world.
You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the “Best University” in the Netherlands for the 15th consecutive time.

More information

Do you want more information ?

For more information about this position, please send an email to mart.dejong@wur.nl
For more information about the selection procedure, please contact Mrs. Martine Schröder (HRM advisor), martine.schroder@wur.nl
General information about QVE can be found on Animal Sciences/Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology

Do you want to apply?

This can be done directly via the application button at the vacancy on our website so that we can process your personal data with your permission.
This vacancy is open until the August, 31st 2020. The first job interviews will take place as soon as possible thereafter.
Wageningen University & Research

Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus – each and every single 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 single day, 5000 people work on ‘the quality of life’, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale. Could you be one of these people? 
Equal opportunities employer

We are an employer that offers equal opportunities. We are happy to receive applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of race, gender, functional impairment, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age.
We believe that a diverse and inclusive working environment makes us a more relevant, competitive and resilient organization. Click here for more information about working at WUR with a functional impairment.

We are

The mission of Wageningen University & Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialised research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With approximately 30 locations, 6,000 employees, and 12,000 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen.

For further information about working at Wageningen University & Research, take a look at the special career site.

The group of Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology (QVE) of Wageningen University & Research has its core business in generating and disseminating knowledge on the epidemiology of diseases in animals, especially in livestock. The emphasis is on the transmission of infectious diseases within and between groups of animals and to humans and on factors that influence that transmission. Our vision is that combining statistical epidemiological approaches with dynamic modelling of infectious disease is the challenge for the future of veterinary epidemiology.
The Department of Animal Sciences is involved in research and education related to the health and welfare of animals and people. The primary focus is on the functioning of animals, both from a curiosity-driven and an applied perspective.

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