Postdoc in Health Impact Assessment Chemical Mixtures (1.0 FTE)

Postdoc in Health Impact Assessment Chemical Mixtures (1.0 FTE)

Published Deadline Location
23 Nov 15 Dec Utrecht
Do you have strong programming skills, and are you comfortable working with large-scale data? Then this exciting postdoc position might be something for you!

Job description

We offer an exciting postdoctoral position within the pan-European PARC project. PARC is co-funded by the EU, with partners from academia, research organizations, government and small to major industries throughout Europe. The PARC project aims to support EU and national chemical risk assessment and risk management bodies with new data, knowledge, methods, networks, and skills to address current, emerging, and novel chemical safety challenges. The postdoc will work on the development and application of regulatory relevant novel methods to describe exposure to individual chemicals and chemical mixtures and their health impact using human biomonitoring data. The application will be focused on European datasets collected as part of PARC.

Specifications

Utrecht University

Requirements

As the ideal candidate for this position, you are enthusiastic and ambitious, are an independent thinker, have excellent writing skills and are a team player. You hold a PhD in (medical) statistics, computational epidemiology, or a related discipline. Affinity with environmental health, human biomonitoring and/or OMICs data is valued. Furthermore, you have strong programming skills, and are comfortable working with large-scale data. You are willing to travel, have an appropriate publication record and are willing to apply for grant funding.

Candidates with the following skills are especially encouraged to apply:

  • experience in statistical analyses with R;
  • knowledge of preprocessing in high-dimensional (OMICs) data settings;
  • experience with health impact assessment methodologies;
  • excellent collaboration and communication skills (written and spoken);
  • a strong motivation to work in a multidisciplinary international research team.

Conditions of employment

We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for one year in an international working environment. After positive evaluation, extending the employment is one of the possibilities. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €2,960 and €4,670 (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 and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.

Employer

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has a unique position in the Netherlands. Not only is this the only institution where veterinarians are trained, researchers are also 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.

IRAS is an interfacultary research institute within the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine and Medicine. Our mission is to provide education and research on the human and environmental health risks of exposure to potentially harmful agents in the environment where research takes.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Jelle Vlaanderen (Group lead OHC Molecular Epidemiology and the Exposome) via j.j.vlaanderen@uu.nl or +31 030 253 53 72.

Specifications

  • Postdoc
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1200103

Employer

Location

Yalelaan 2, 3584 CM, Utrecht

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Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. 

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Application procedure

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 ‘apply’ button.

Make sure to apply no later than 15 Dec 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).