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Assistant Professor Environmental Modelling and Sensoring (1.0 FTE)

Utrecht University's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is looking for a Assistant Professor Environmental Modelling and Sensoring. Are you interested? Then please read the full profile and apply.

4 maanden geleden


Domplein, Utrecht, Utrecht
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 3637 - € 4978 per maand


In 2018, the Utrecht Exposome Hub was established to stimulate productive and long-lasting interdisciplinary collaborations on understanding how our environment influences our health. Within the Utrecht Exposome Hub, 45 researchers from different research areas, together with public and private partners such as TNO, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, are investigating the exposome and map the influences on our health.

The totality of environmental exposures over the life course is called the exposome. The exposome includes every factor that determines sickness and health that is not part of a person’s genome. The exposome allows for systematic evaluation of the relationship between environmental exposures (non-genetic factors) and associated biological consequences, and therefore represents a powerful approach for discovery in health research. The Utrecht Exposome Hub combines research on both the external exposome, focusing on sensoring, exposure modelling, and e- and m-Health applications, and on the internal exposome, focusing on microbiomics. By combining these research areas, we aim to develop successful prevention and intervention strategies in amongst others cardiovascular, mental, infectious, and immunological diseases.

We seek interdisciplinary researchers who are attentive to both high-impact applications and cutting-edge technology and are committed to establishing robust research programmes within the Utrecht Exposome Hub. Prior experience in fields relevant to quantifying, analyzing and interpreting the exposome as well as demonstrated capacity to work in interdisciplinary teams, and in obtaining funds through competitive grants (for example Veni, Vidi, ERC-starting grants, K-award or equivalent) is required.

You will build your own research programmes in fields relevant to exposome research that will, at least in part, leverage the extensive study populations, biological samples, and genetic/genomic data available within the Utrecht Exposome Hub. The new Faculty will develop collaborations with existing Faculty who have expertise in epidemiology, sociology, geosciences, data sciences, microbiomics, statistics, bioinformatics, and system biology and medicine. Successful candidates will engage in teaching students and post-doctoral fellows. Academic appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor rank at the UMCU/UU will be commensurate with the applicant's experience.


We are looking for a highly motivated and creative research scientist (Assistant Professor) who is interested in quantifying exposome the individual and population level by employing novel techniques such as sensors in combination with advanced modelling. Applicants should have affinity with research programs that link the use of exposure science (exposure assessment, biosensors, biomarkers, geographic information systems, cartographic tools) with diseases of environmental etiology. Experience in exposure science, environmental research, exposure modelling and big data analyses is required.


We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for four years. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,637 and €4,978 (scale 11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross 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. We offer a pension scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information is available at: working at Utrecht University.

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For more information, please contact prof. dr. ir. R.C.H. Vermeulen via r.c.h.vermeulen@uu.nl or +31302539448

Please do not send your application letter to this e-mail address.