PhD position Agrotechnology & Food Science Group - Netherlands

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PhD research project on the properties and behaviour of novel, protein-inspired biopolymers with block structure: self-assembly, micellization, gel formation, conformations etc. as a function of physicochemical parameters.


Required education/skills: University Graduate Highly motivated to work on a PhD thesis.

A Masters degree with sufficient attention to physical chemistry, polymer chemistry, polymer physics, biochemistry, or experimental physics; a general knowledge of biopolymers and some knowledge of molecular biology is a must.

Knowledge of scientific English and the ability to express yourself clearly both in writing and orally is necessary.


Agrotechnology & Food Science Group

AFSG is the organisation for development and transfer of knowledge in the field of sustainable applications of agro-components for safe and healthy food and non-food products.

Conditions of employment

Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 2000 - 2500

Maximum salary amount in Euro’s a month: 2472

Employment basis: Temporary for specified period

Duration of the contract: 3 years

Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional conditions of employment: A PhD contract for 1 year and a working week of 38 hours (full time).

After a positive evaluation of the first year an extension of the contract with 3 years is given. Salary: from € 1.933,- in the first year to € 2.472,- in the last year, based on full time employment.

Additional Information

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

Prof.dr. M.A. Cohen Stuart

Telephone number: 0317-483369


You can apply for this job before 26-10-2006 (dd-mm-yyyy) by sending your application to:

Agrotechnology and Food Sciences Group

Personnel Department

M.E. Mirjam van Leusden

Postbus 8129

6700 EV Wageningen Nederland

E-mail: afsg-vacatures [at]

When applying for this job always mention the vacancynumber AFSG 06.70.

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