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PhD candidate Environmental Epidemiology (1.0 FTE)

Utrecht University's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is looking for a PhD candidate Environmental Epidemiology. Are you interested? Then please read the full profile and apply.

7 maanden geleden


Domplein, Utrecht, Utrecht
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 40 uur
€ 2325 - € 2972 per maand


We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative researcher to strengthen our research group. You will work in a multi-center study funded by the EU, the Citizen Science Project on Urban Environment and Health (CitieS-Health).

Citizens are increasingly concerned about the consequences of environmental pollution on their health and engage in data collection and activism efforts around environmental problems such as pollution from traffic, wood burning, noise and mobility. These concerns, along with the availability of affordable crowd-sensing and data processing technologies, that allow citizens to measure environmental and health parameters, make environmental health studies a perfect yet underexplored opportunity to develop citizen science projects. The aim of CitieS-Health is to find an effective model of citizen science projects at the maximum collaboration level in the field of environmental health. The project will develop participatory citizen science projects in five diverse European cities (Barcelona, Kaunas, Ljubljana, Amsterdam, Lucca) assessing urban air and noise pollution, wood burning, urban design and mobility. In the Netherlands, the project will primarily address wood burning and health issues. The project will involve measurements of exposure and health, to be developed with citizens and other stakeholders, including the Municipal Health Service of Amsterdam.

As a PhD candidate you will be responsible for developing the Dutch project in close collaboration with the international partners. You will publish the findings as papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. These papers will form the basis of your PhD thesis.


Candidates should have a Master's degree and have a strong interest in epidemiology, environment and participatory research. Especially candidates with an interest in crossing disciplinary boundaries are encouraged to apply. Experience in environmental epidemiology or working with citizens is a strength. The candidate should be able to work independently and have good verbal and written communication skills in English and Dutch.


We offer a fulltime position, initially for a period of three years, with a possible extension for another year. The monthly salary is based on experience and qualifications, and ranges from a minimum of €2,325 to a maximum of €2,972 per month (scale P according to the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). Salaries are supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8,3%. Utrecht University offers excellent secondary benefits including collective insurance schemes, an excellent pension scheme and flexible employment conditions. For more information: Working at Utrecht University.

Additionele informatie

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr Gerard Hoek (g.hoek@uu.nl) and Prof Dr Roel Vermeulen (r.c.h.vermeulen@uu.nl).

Pease do not send your application to this address.