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PhD Scholarships in Food Microbiology Netherlands

Fully Funded Scholarships for International Students to Study Abroad

Applications are invited for Fully Funded PhD Scholarships in Food Microbiology at The Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands.


PhD Scholarships in Food Microbiology project, funded by the EU, aims to enhance the identification and assessment of microbiological safety risks along the European infant food chain. The subproject will develop decision support systems for hazard identification and risk ranking. For that, databases will be built for potential microbiological hazards and risk estimates using epidemiological data, scientific literature and genomic data, and selection procedures will be developed for hazard identification and risk ranking. This subproject is linked to other subprojects within the same program that is developing decision support systems for chemical hazards and the subprojects will closely collaborate.

Wageningen University & Research (WUR)


Successful applicant will receive the following benefits:

  • Gross salary per month € 2.395,- in the first year rising up to € 3.061,- per month in the fourth year
  • A temporary position for a period of 1.5 years with extension of 2.5 years after a successful Go-No Go evaluation
  • 8% holiday allowance
  • A structural end-of year bonus of 8.3%
  • Excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions
  • Flexible working hours that we determine together in good consultation
  • Excellent pension plan through ABP
  • 232 vacation hours, the option to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes, e.g. the possibility to work a maximum of 2 hours per week extra for extra leave
  • A flexible model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan
  • A lively workplace on the Wageningen Campus
  • Make use of the sports facilities on campus for a small fee


To be eligible for PhD Scholarships in Food Microbiology, applicants must have:

  • An excellent academic (MSc) record in (food) microbiology
  • Affinity with quantitative microbiology and experience is considered an advantage
  • Creative researcher, being independent yet at the same time being a team player
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Willingness to be involved in teaching activities


PhD Scholarship in Food Microbiology applicants are required to submit following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Reference Letters
  • Proof of English language proficiency

Official Scholarship Link

Institute Name: Wageningen University & Research
Degree/Course: PhD
Country: Netherlands
Last Date: August 29, 2020

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