Post-doctoral Researcher 1,0 fte, NUTRIM – School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism / Department of Human Biology / Built environment

Post-doctoral Researcher 1,0 fte, NUTRIM – School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism / Department of Human Biology / Built environment

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31 Aug 17 Sep Maastricht

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Job description

The results from our research group Thermoregulation and Energy Metabolism identified an increasing number of environmental parameters that relate to metabolic health. For example, temporary mild cold increases energy expenditure in healthy subjects and insulin sensitivity in patients with diabetes. Furthermore, the timing, intensity and color of light affects our sleep quality and well-being. We translate this basic information for application in our daily living environment, i.e. the built environment. In the coming years we intent to study the effects of a dynamic thermal indoor environment and dynamic light conditions on well-being, productivity and health on one hand and building energy performance on the other. The studies will be a combination between human health, comfort parameters, and building technology. Studies will be carried out within European Horizon 2020 projects and national TKI projects on the interaction between user and building.

We are looking for an ambitious Post doctoral researcher with a strong interest in the human factor within the built environment. Special interest is required in how dynamic indoor environments affect the human well-being and health.

An interest in mathematical modeling for data handling and techniques is recommended.

The candidate will work on different projects and will be involved in the daily supervision of PhD and master students related to the research topic. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to write research grant proposals.

Additional to the research activities, the Post-doctoral researcher will assist in day-to-day activities (teaching and educational supervision) at the Department of Human Biology.


Maastricht University (UM)


We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a recent PhD degree in building physics, mechanical or civil engineering, health sciences, biomedical sciences, or in a similar (life science) education. Experience with human subject studies is recommended.

A highly motivated candidate with a background in Physics, computer science or knowledge engineering is also encouraged to apply.

Conditions of employment

Your salary would be minimal € 2588 and  maximal € 4084 gross per month (scale 10), based on education and experience.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply.

For more information look at the website , Support/UM employees/Employment conditions.


Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 16,500 students and 4,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.


NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism - Department of Human Biology

NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism initiates and catalyzes translational research into nutritional health benefits and risks focusing on metabolic and chronic inflammatory diseases. Through its research master and PhD programme NUTRIM aims to educate scientists of high academic excellence and ambassadors to support and develop the filed of nutrition, metabolism and toxicology within and outside the Netherlands. 16 Biomedical, clinical, and behavioural-science departments are incorporated within NUTRIM. The school is a partner in the national Top Institutes TI Food&Nutrition, TI-Pharma and the Centre for Translational Molecular Medicine (CTMM). These unique consortia of government, industry and research aim to stimulate the transfer of knowledge generated in fundamental research to Dutch industry and thus to strengthen its innovative power and competitive strength.


  • Postdoc positions
  • Health
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • €2552—€4028 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT2017.145


Maastricht University (UM)

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