Postdoctoral researcher in sensory research
The Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS), one of the largest institutes of the Faculty of Science, has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral researcher in …
- Spui, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 uur
- € 2588 - € 3475 per maand
As postdoc you will work within a large collaborative NWO-funded project ('Chemosense') together with partners at Wageningen University, Leiden University, DSM and Unilever. The Chemosense project entails studying and modeling the relationship between sensory characteristics and advanced chemical analysis of food and taste ingredients. Your task in this project is to develop models for these relationships based on data collected by the partners. These models will need to accommodate nonlinearities and threshold characteristics present in the data using advanced multivariate data analysis and machine learning techniques.
You should have a PhD degree in a relevant field ( for example (bio-) statistics, machine learning, chemometrics or sensometrics) and a solid background in applying data analysis techniques to a variety of chemical and/or sensory data.
The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of 1 year and after satisfactory evaluation it will be extended with two more years to a total duration of 3 years.
Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary in the first year will be maximal €3475 (scale 10-7). The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable. There are also secondary benefits, such as an 8% holiday allowance per year and an end of year allowance of 8.3%.
You may optain more information from:
Age K. Smilde
T: +31 (0)20 525 5062
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You may submit your application by using this link.
Your application must include a curriculum vitae including contact addresses of 2 academic references and a letter of motivation. Please combine these documents in one single attachment and also mention the months (not just years) in your CV when referring to your education and work experience.
We will accept applications until 24 July 2018.