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Post-doc: Simulation Gaming for Risk Awareness in Biotechnology

Risk assessment and safe design in the biotechnology sector

11 maanden geleden


Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 4084 per maand


The TTRIPP (Tools for Translation of Risk Research Into Policies & Practices) research project is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the STW programme of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment. The project aims at developing tools that support risk assessment as well as safe design in the biotechnology domain. These tools will increase the effectiveness of risk research and safe design by aligning goals and priorities in the biotechnology sector, translating research into policies and practices, and creating a learning environment for a dynamic and iterative process. Within the project's multi-disciplinary research team, the post-doctoral researcher's task is to analyse existing policies and practices of risk assessment and safe design. As a second step, a serious game will be developed to make employees in the domain aware of risks, risk assessment, and mitigation procedures, and help them to develop their own practices and policies in this field. This task will be carried out in close cooperation with the TU Delft’s Gamelab.


Good team skills, Dutch language proficiency (or the ability and willingness to learn the language) and game design skills are prerequisites for this vacancy.


The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

For more information about this position, please contact Heide Lukosch, phone: +31 (0)15-2783211, email: h.k.lukosch@tudelft.nl. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application by 15 January 2018 to Olivie Beek, Vacature-TBM@tudelft.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number ATTBM17.029.

Additional information

Heide Lukosch
+31 (0)15-2783211

Technische Universiteit Delft


Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools. Technology, Policy & Management The position is in the Department of Multi-Actor Systems (MAS), which studies analysis, design, and governance of large-scale technical systems. The Policy Analysis section aims at supporting strategic decision-making. Organisations and their members in a field such as biotechnology face complex challenges. Decisions they make today have long-term consequences. New risk assessments and management methods might be needed to address these challenges. The uncertainty inherent in large-scale systems makes it very difficult to oversee the consequences of decisions. Instruments used to get a picture of and influence risk assessment and management are simulation gaming and modelling.