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R&D Manager – OnePlanet Research Center

Research & development - Wageningen | More than two weeks ago

A Manager who gets energy from challenging Researchers & Scientists by asking them “What if” questions on personal development and objectives.

R&D Manager – OnePlanet Research Center

Innovating towards a healthier future with chip and digital technology in food and health

In 2050 we are expected to live with 10 billion people on this planet. To let all those people live and eat well, while they take care of our planet, we need groundbreaking, sustainable (technology) solutions. That’s why we, at OnePlanet Research Center, are questioning ourselves:

What if we can measure and understand what is good for the world and for each individual person? In terms of food and agriculture, in terms of health?
What if we can empower people towards more sustainable choices?
What if we can make data-driven nutrition and health possible?
What if we can manage stress to make people more resilient?
What if we can monitor the health of plants and animals?
What if we develop technology which does not adversely affect our environment, but which supports it?
What if we can transform mass production of food into personalized food on demand?
What if …?

At OnePlanet Research Center we don’t just imagine it. We work on it. We dream ánd do. We research and develop digital technology in food, agriculture and health domains achieving behavior change. Change that is needed to create a healthier future, for our planet and for humanity.

OnePlanet Research Center
Innovation center for chip and digital technology in food and health

OnePlanet Research Center is a multidisciplinary collaboration agreement between Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Radboud University, Radboudumc and imec. We use the latest chip and digital technology to create a society in which everyone can live a healthy life and has access to good and sufficient food.

We initiate groundbreaking, fundamental and applied research, groundbreaking innovations and smart product development. This is only possible by using and bringing together great ideas, innovations and chip and digital technologies from different disciplines and work closely together with industry. 

We ensure that companies, education, researchers, social institutions and citizens work together. We combine specialisms from the fields of agriculture, food and health and turn dreams into feasible solutions that contribute to a more sustainable society.

What you will do

We need you as an R&D Manager to be part of our interdisciplinary team to manage Researchers and Scientists who are active in our Precision Agriculture and Precision Health programs. You do this with a strong technical expertise as a background, coupled with experiences in Project, People and/or Process Management.

Your main tasks and responsibilities are;

  • People Manager; eager to bring the best out of individuals and teams.
  • Manage and Coach Researchers and Scientists who are active in our Agri & Health programs.
  • Implement and follow up on Operational Processes and Project Management methodology.
  • Organize the availability of the right ICT and relevant tools.
  • Control the progress in projects via budget control, milestone planning and quality control.
  • Set up and organize personalized learning and development plans.
  • Manage the Resource Allocation Process and manage internal and external stakeholders in this process.
  • Translate program needs into competences followed by new vacancies and initiate recruitment.

What we do for you

We offer a challenging and international environment at the forefront of technology, in an international network of renowned industrial customers. This is your opportunity to bring new technologies to the market that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society.

OnePlanet Research Center is multidisciplinary collaboration agreement between Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Radboud University, Radboudumc and imec. Imec The Netherlands, as an employer of choice, offers you an attractive compensation and benefits package including a 100% employer paid pension plan and flexible working hours. Furthermore, imec-NL offers a wide range of training possibilities.

At the same time OnePlanet is a new collaboration of 3 renowned and globally respected research institutes/universities. By joining the OnePlanet team, you will be part of a team of world changers; disruptive innovators and practical thinkers. Here, your ideas will have an impact on our future lives.

Who you are

We are looking for a highly motivated person with the following assets:

  • Technical Master or PhD in a relevant field, preferably in an area where you can bridge the specifics of the Agri and Health programs. For instance Electronics, Computer Science, Data Science.
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience of which at least 5 years in a Teamlead, People Management or Project Management position.
  • You can coach, guide, manage and inspire a team with a mixed experience level.
  • You have strong interpersonal skills which allow you to be successful in an international high-tech environment.
  • You communicate effectively in English, where Dutch language skills are a big plus. You can translate your vision into tangible results.
  • You are a diplomatic communicator with a solution-oriented mindset, who can make decisions autonomously.  


Are you interested in this position and do you want to learn more about it, then you can talk to Frank Wolfs, Talent Acquisition Lead OnePlanet. You can reach Frank via +31(0)6-50837563. If you wish to apply then please submit your full resume and a motivational letter.

Click on ‘apply’ to submit your application. You will then be redirected to e-recruiting.