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Research Technician for Plant Physiology/Cell Biology

Posted 14 Jul 2024
Work experience
1 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
€2,693 - €3,636 per month
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)
15 Aug 2024 00:00

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Would you like to work in a young and dynamic research group and are you interested in developing and applying novel assays and digital tools for plant phenotyping? Then this might be something for you!

In this position, you will contribute to fundamental and applied research to gain in-depth understanding of the processes that influence reproductive development and functioning in vegetable crops under suboptimal environmental conditions. You will be primarily responsible for executing experiments and for processing, analysing and reporting the research results obtained.

In your role, you will have the opportunity to be part of innovative research on the cellular and physiological basis of plant life. You have interest in and affinity with advanced phenotyping techniques and image analysis, including the application of machine learning tools. You also have an eye for peculiarities, work accurately and are critical of your research.

You will work in a lively and stimulating environment with other technicians, internship students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers of the Plant & Animal Biology department of RIBES. The research is conducted in collaboration with leading plant breeding companies, giving you the possibility to broaden your horizon in the private sector as well.


  • You hold a higher professional degree in plant biology or a related relevant field.
  • Experience working with plants would be valuable but is not absolutely required.
  • You have a strong interest in working with cutting-edge phenotyping techniques including microscopy, image analysis and machine learning tools.
  • You are creative and work in a structured, accurate and focused way.
  • You are a team player with good communication skills.
  • You have good English language proficiency.

We are

The Radboud Institute for Biological and Environmental Sciences (RIBES) aims to perform world-leading research in order to understand the response of the natural environment to human impact. Researchers within RIBES are working on the overarching research mission ’Towards Healthy Ecosystems’, with four focus areas: I. Macronutrients and chemicals of emerging concern, II. Physical conditions: understanding responses and adaptation mechanism to stressors, III. Biodiversity decline and recovery of ecological communities, and IV. Mitigation of greenhouse gasses. Research at RIBES encompasses three major groups of organisms (microorganisms, plants and animals) and spans nearly all levels of biological organisation.

The institute is organised in four departments: Ecology; Plant & Animal Biology; Environmental Science; and Microbiology. The Plant & Animal Biology department is dedicated to advancing the understanding and improvement of plant & animal development, growth and functioning in relation to the environment, by combining quantitative experimental, computational and theoretical approaches.

Radboud University

At Radboud University, we aim to make an impact through our work. We achieve this by conducting groundbreaking research, providing high-quality education, offering excellent support, and fostering collaborations within and outside the university. In doing so, we contribute indispensably to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. To accomplish this, we need even more colleagues who, based on their expertise, are willing to search for answers. We advocate for an inclusive community and welcome employees with diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. Will you also contribute to making the world a little better? You have a part to play.

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science (FNWI), part of Radboud University, engages in groundbreaking research and excellent education. In doing so, we push the boundaries of scientific knowledge and pass that knowledge on to the next generation.

We seek solutions to major societal challenges, such as cybercrime and climate change and work on major scientific challenges, such as those in the quantum world. At the same time, we prepare our students for careers both within and outside the scientific field.

Currently, more than 1,300 colleagues contribute to research and education, some as researchers and lecturers, others as technical and administrative support officers. The faculty has a strong international character with staff from more than 70 countries. Together, we work in an informal, accessible and welcoming environment, with attention and space for personal and professional development for all.

We offer

  • We will give you a temporary employment contract of 1 year(s) with the prospect of an extension for 2 years.
  • Your salary within salary scale 7 depends on your previous education and number of years of (relevant) work experience. The amounts in the scale are based on a 38-hour working week.
  • You will receive an 8% holiday allowance and an 8,3% end-of-year bonus.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Support Service. The Dual Career Programme assists your partner via support, tools, and resources to improve their chances of independently finding employment in the Netherlands. Our Family Support Service helps you and your partner feel welcome and at home by providing customised assistance in navigating local facilities, schools, and amenities. Also take a look at our support for international staff page to discover all our services for international employees.
  • You will receive extra days off. With full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the statutory 20.

Additional employment conditions

Work and science require good employment practices. Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions reflect this. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself. For example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports membership. And, of course, we offer a good pension plan. We also give you plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

De Radboud Universiteit in Nijmegen is een van de beste brede, klassieke universiteiten van Nederland. Gelegen op een groene campus ten zuiden van het stadscentrum van Nijmegen. Onze universiteit wil bijdragen aan een gezonde, vrije wereld met gelijke kansen voor iedereen.
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