Smart Health Researcher

Smart Health Researcher

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15 Apr 5 May Heerlen

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The Brightlands Institute for Smart Society (BISS) is Maastricht University’s platform for translational data-driven research and education, joining expertise and staff from all six UM faculties. It offers a flexible, agile, and state-of-the-art Living Lab environment.
You will be working in a vibrant environment where scientists and researchers from different disciplines focused on data science work on translation of academic knowledge into practice through cases with companies (corporates, SMEs and start-ups) and governmental and non-profit organisations.

Job description

You will be working in a vibrant environment where scientists and researchers from different disciplines focused on data science work on translation of academic knowledge into practice through cases with companies (corporates, SMEs and start-ups) and governmental and non-profit organisations. You will work closely with all-star professors from various disciplines. You will set up challenging research projects together with other researchers. 



The BISS instituteislocated in Heerlen at the Brightlands Smart Services Campus, a vibrant centre for new developments in the fields of Data Science, Internet of Things, and Smart Services in the Euregion. Within the Brightlands Smart Services Campus an ecosystem is created joining business, governments, and knowledge institutes (like ZUYD University of Applied Sciences, Open University and TNO) in a dynamic way.


The Brightlands Institute for Smart Society (BISS) is Maastricht University’s platform for translational data-driven research and education, joining expertise and staff from all six UM faculties. It offers a flexible, agile, and state-of-the-art Living Lab environment that nurtures collective intelligence and integrative thinking. The multidisciplinary activities will be set up as projects, partner agreements, and programs, featuring innovation, collaboration, awareness, and solutions.


BISS is governed by a management team consisting of a managing director and several principal investigators (PI) who lead a group of researchers. The PIs are jointly responsible for development and implementation of the collaborative scientific strategy, direction, and content. BISS has an administrative, financial, legal, and organisational support team.



The activities will be built upon the following areas of interest: Smart Health, Smart Decision Making, Smart Legal Analytics, Smart Societies and Institutions, Smart Brain Science, Smart Service Systems, and Smart Data.



Maastricht University (UM)



  • Master Degree in:
  • closely allied scientific discipline to clinical data science, such as biomedical engineering / (medical) physics / biostatistics or
  • computer science / artificial intelligence / machine learning with demonstrated experience in the health domain;
  • medical or similar with demonstrated experience in data science;
  • PhD is a plus;
  • Passion for Data Science and Health;
  • Demonstrated experience in organisational tasks;
  • Team player
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team;
  • Ideally have experience with writing grant applications and project proposals;
  • Excellent oral and written English communication; Knowledge of Dutch is a plus.

 Please include your CV, a letter of motivation and two reference names with your application. 


Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 16,300 students and 4,300 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 Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.


UM is a young, vibrant organization that stands for innovation and internationalization of university education and research. The university opts for a distinctive range of European top-quality education, high-quality research on selected themes (Quality of Life, Learning & Innovation and Europe & a globalizing world), active collaboration with companies and institutions and for contributing to the development of the region, of which Limburg is part. In this context, UM is actively involved in the Brightlands Health Campus, Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Brightlands Smart Services Campus and Brightlands Greenport Venlo and invests part of its strategic resources in these developments. In the related strategic program Knowledge Axis, the UM is investing together with Maastricht University Medical Center, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Fontys University of Applied Sciences and Province of Limburg in economic structure reinforcement throughout Limburg and Euregion.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: two years.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO), supplemented with local UM provisions. For more information on terms of employment, please visit our website > Support > UM employees.


  • Technical and laboratory; Postdoc; Research, development, innovation; Education
  • Natural sciences; Engineering; Health
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3637—€4978 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT2019.137


Maastricht University (UM)

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