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TNO is looking for an enthusiastic researcher (Researcher Health Risks of Chemicals and Nanomaterials)
Specifications - (explanation)
|Function types||Technical, Laboratory positions, Research, Development, Innovation|
|Scientific fields||Natural Sciences|
|Hours||32.0 - 40.0 hours per week|
|Job number||AT 12-Z-QS-Res. Health Risks|
We are looking for new colleagues for the Quality and Safety research group within the expertise area Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences. This area of expertise is characterized by the unity of earth, environmental and life sciences. We focus on various fields including healthy and safe food, protection against chemical and biological agents, tailor-made drugs, quality of the environment, external security, alternatives to animal testing, sustainable energy, air and soil modeling as well as the exploration and production of oil and gas.
The Quality and Safety research group develops scientifically based, practical solutions especially in the area of hazardous substances, food safety and biomedical innovation. Together with universities, research institutes, government and industrial parties, we aim to be leading in our field. TNO is looking for enthusiastic medior researcher to work on projects in field of safety and health with focus on safe use of chemicals and nanomaterials.
You will work on the development of innovative methods to assess and manage the risk of exposure to chemicals such as nanomaterials. Key focal areas are risk assessment and modeling (hazard and exposure). You will integrate your knowledge about risk assessment in a life cycle approach for nanomaterials. You will contribute to our strategy to be excellent in the development of risk assessment models (such as Stoffenmanager nano) to reduce the risks of exposure, and more specifically prevent or limit the occurrence of occupational diseases.
Depending on your experience, you will participate or coordinate (multidisciplinary) research projects, (participate in) writing project proposals, report, present and publish the results in scientific media and participate in scientific discussions with (international) experts from various fields, both within TNO and outside. You will also monitor new developments in the field. You will maintain an international network in the field of chemical risk research, material innovations and occupational health.
TNO is looking for candidates with a relevant Master#s or PhD degree (or several years work experience) who have knowledge of health risks of chemicals. You are familiar with risk assessment, exposure assessment and (occupational) health sciences. Affinity with nanomaterials and modeling is an advantage. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who is pro-active and #self starting#, creative and innovative. Good communicative skills (Dutch and English) both verbal and written are important. Experience with writing grant proposals is a clear advantage.
Conditions of employment
Everyone has his or her own notion of what pleasurable work is. TNO wants to help you find your professional and personal balance. You want to work on your career and have an enjoyable social life at the same time. This is why we offer, for instance, à-la-carte terms and conditions of employment that enable you to swap various employment conditions on an annual basis. Flexible working times and various leave schemes also give you plenty of choice to create the package that best suits your situation.
Of course, your pay is also good and the secondary conditions are excellent. TNO really is the innovation and knowledge organization par excellence. In other words, we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. There are many opportunities for you to push on with your own development: conferences, education, workshops, coaching, intervision, mentoring and job switching. You have a big say in the speed and direction of your own development.