Radboud University's Faculty of Science is looking to expand its research and education portfolio into the area of technology. A new research line on crop biotechnology will be initiated in the biological sciences, with a focus on translating biological insights into technologies for the advancement of both plant science and agriculture.
You will be expected to perform internationally competitive research on genome engineering linking rapid developments in the fundamental understanding of genome behaviour with a clear vision on technology application in the crop breeding sector. Your impact will be enhanced by collaborations with colleagues in the new biotechnology line, as well as with the Institute's existing plant molecular biology, physiology and systems biology research. Furthermore, we expect to collaborate with the Brightlands Future Farming Institute. While your main focus should be on plants, RIBES and the Faculty of Science offer excellent opportunities for collaborative research on other organisms. Together with your colleagues, you will acquire research and technology development funding from governmental sources and stakeholders.
In addition, you will lead our effort to offer excellent, interdisciplinary Master's level education in crop biotechnology. You will design, coordinate and teach attractive courses and supervise internship projects using modern didactical insights from collaborative and interdisciplinary learning.
As an early member of the new biotechnology research line, you will be involved in the further expansion of academic and support staff. You will be expected to contribute to a safe and friendly work environment and to fulfil an initiating, stimulating and unifying role in the development and implementation of research and study programmes. You will enhance the visibility of the Faculty's technology profile, both nationally and internationally.