An open infrastructure for exploring new horizons for research on microbial communities


UNLOCK is hiring!

Computational biologist (Postdoc)

Are you a PhD, looking for the next step? Are you an expert in working with large datasets? Do you want to work in a unique research facility where your work really matters to society? UNLOCK, part of Wageningen University & Research offers you this chance. We have a postdoc vacancy for a Computational Biologist!

Single cell approaches and synthetic microbiome research (Postdoc)

Do you have a PhD in microbiology, molecular biology or a related field? Are you looking for a postdoc position? Do you want to be part of a new, innovative research facility called  UNLOCK  which is part Wageningen University and Research (WUR)? We have a vacancy for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of microbial ecology. Are you our new colleague?

Environmental sciences (Postdoc)

Do you have a PhD degree in environmental science and technology, microbiology, water biotechnology or a related field? Do you want to become a postdoctoral researcher in a new research facility in Wageningen University and Research (WUR) which is called UNLOCK? We have a vacancy for a bright and inspiring postdoctoral researcher (0.8 fte) in the field of biological engineering and microbial ecology at the Environmental Technology Group and the Laboratory of Microbiology.


Biodiscovery Platform

Isolate, investigate and discover yet unknown micro-organisms and communities in a high-throughput way.

Modular Bioreactor Platform

Mix and match different bioreactors to investigate sustainable solutions for environmental challenges.

Parallel Cultivation Platform

Cultivate and investigate a wide array of microbial communities in extremely well-defined conditions.

FAIR Data Platform

Make sure your data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (= FAIR) in collection, storage and analysis.



30 April 2020 UNLOCK funded
1 September 2020 Construction phase
27 June 2021 Launch website

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