PhD programme assistant WIMEK Graduate School

Wageningen University
February 14, 2023
Offerd Salary:€2.471
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Job description

As a PhD programme assistant at WIMEK, you are the linking pin of an enthusiastic team, consisting of the secretary of WIMEK, the PhD training coordinator, the PhD course and events coordinator, the information & communication officer and a financial administrator. The PhD programme assistant plays a central coordinating role at the start of PhD programmes and manages the other WIMEK team employees in the tasks that must be performed by them in this phase. (S)he is the central contact person for registration of new PhD candidates, planning and co-organizing introduction activities for the new PhD candidates and supporting the organization of PhD courses, lunch meetings and other activities.

Main tasks:

  • Registration of new WIMEK PhD candidates
  • Planning and coordination of PhD introduction meetings
  • Coordination of the buddy program for new PhD candidates
  • Coordination of TSP and Diploma approvals
  • Supporting the organization of PhD courses, lunch meetings and symposia
  • Making a work schedule for the supporting tasks and activities
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  • Proactive attitude, someone who thinks along about processes and content.
  • Enthusiastic employee with good communication skills.
  • Good command of the English language and preferably also good command of the Dutch language.
  • Careful and structured worker.
  • Preferably familiar with the WUR organization and PhD trajectories.
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    Conditions of employment

    A challenging position for 0.8 FTE (four days a week). Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:

  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation / holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
  • In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of between €2.471,- and €3.336 for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 7). You will initially receive a one-year contract, which will be extended to an open-ended contract upon mutual enthusiasm.

    Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

    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 18th consecutive time.


    Employer Wageningen University & Research

    The Wageningen Institute for Environmental and Climate Research (WIMEK) is a partnership of approximately 16 chair groups in the environmental sciences at Wageningen University. One of the most important tasks of the graduate school is to offer a training and supervision programme to the approximately 350 PhD students.Wageningen University & Research

    The mission of Wageningen University & Research is "To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life". Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With its roughly 30 branches, 7,200 employees (6,400 fte) and 13,200 students and over 150.000 participants to WUR's Life Long Learning, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines.

    Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video to get an idea of our green campus!

    We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.


    Additional information

    For more information about this position, please contact Johan Feenstra (secretaris WIMEK); telephone: 0317 - 484836, e-mail: [email protected]

    For more information about the procedure, please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter, e-mail: [email protected]

    Do you want to apply? You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval. This vacancy will be listed up to and including 18 January 2023.

    Equal opportunities Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

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