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Postdoctoral Fellowship Position – Epidemiological or Data Science on Exposome Research, Utrecht University, Netherlands, Mar 2022

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Utrecht University invites applications for a Postdoctoral position as epidemiologist/data scientist, who can complement and strengthen our team, at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department Population Health Sciences, the Netherlands – Mar 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: 2,846 EURO/Month

Department Population Health Sciences

Utrecht University (UU), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

We are looking for an ambitious postdoc. The ideal candidate has:

  • a PhD in (computational) epidemiology, Applied Data Science, (medical) statistics, or a related discipline;
  • affinity with using sensors, exposure assessment in environmental health;
  • strong programming skills;
  • excellent organizational and communication skills (written and spoken);
  • a strong motivation to work in a multidisciplinary international research team.

Candidates with the following skills are especially encouraged to apply:

  • Experience in epidemiological/statistical analyses with R.
  • Experience in working with GIS or any other type of geospatial data use, and in setting up large-scale projects.

Your qualities include being motivated, communicative and resourceful, an effective independent worker, and a collaborative team member with an appropriate publication record.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and forward-thinking environmental epidemiologist / data scientist, who can complement and strengthen our team. The mathematical formula for our state of being reads rather simple: genes plus environment equals our health score. We’ve sequenced our genes to identify the genetic component of disease, but the environment remains the biggest unknown part of our health equation. In several projects we try to elucidate these unknown factors by combining different data streams from sensors, wearables, questionnaires, dietary assessments, biological measurements and geospatial data to comprehensively characterize environmental factors (collectively called the exposome) and link these to (intermediate) health outcomes.

We offer a postdoctoral position embedded in the Exposome-NL Gravitation programme and the EU Horizon-funded EXPANSE projects. These projects are dedicated to assess the impact of the exposome drivers on cardiometabolic pulmonary health. The candidate will work on a panel study focused on deep phenotyping of the exposome and on longitudinal cohort studies to study the impact of the exposome on health.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation via the button below.

Due to the coronavirus, interviews will be conducted by video calling.

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine  external linkhas a unique position in the Netherlands. Not only is this the only institution where Veterinarians are trained, but is also where Researchers are working together on innovative scientific research. In addition, the faculty provides specialist clinical care in the largest academic veterinary hospital in Europe. Thanks to this position, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is a point of contact for all veterinary matters, both nationally and increasingly internationally. The faculty employs approximately 900 Veterinarians, Scientists and support staff and counts 1,500 students.

About the Employer:


We offer a temporary position (0.9 - 1.0 FTE) for the duration of one year. In case of a good performance, extending the employment is one of the possibilities. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €2,846 and €4,490 (scale 10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, a minimum of 29 leave days per year (for a full-time appointment) and flexible employment conditions  external link (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University  external linkcan be found here.

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Contact details

For more information about this position, please contact prof. dr. R. Vermeulen  external link, via [email protected].

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