Postdoc Position: Geohealth in UT, Netherlands (Full-Time)

The Department of Earth Observation Sciences, Unversity of Twente (UT) welcomes application for the position of a postdoc researcher in Geohealth in the Netherlands.

Get health is the integration of geographic information, technologies, and spatial concepts with epidemiology. During the COVID19 pandemic, it was seen that geospatial technologies and geographic data play important role in monitoring the distribution and diffusion of the outbreak. UT is particularly interested in leveraging diverse data sources to understand changing risks of health and disease both across space and time. As part of this, they need to develop methods and tools that can be effectively integrated into a framework that enhances decision-making processes and provides sustainable solutions.

Candidates for this position will help to develop methods, processes, and openly accessible tools that will allow UT to assess dynamically changing risks of health and disease across space and time. Although some of the work will start with covid19, other disease systems will be examined that consider environment-host-pathogen interactions and may include but are not limited to vector-borne diseases and vaccine-preventable diseases. Therefore, to ensure the transfer and use of these methods and tools, candidates will also need to create engaging and interactive educational resources that can be embedded into the Geohealth curriculum and design experiments that will allow the department to quantify the impact of these tools and educational materials.

  • Gross monthly salary between € 2,790- and € 4,402, depending on experience and qualifications in case of full-time employment.
  • A holiday allowance and a year-end bonus.
  • A solid pension scheme.
  • A minimum of 41 holiday days in case of full-time employment.
  • Excellent support for research and facilities for professional and personal development.
  • Costs for moving to Enschede may be reimbursed.
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Job Requirements

Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Own a doctoral degree related to handling and processing of large datasets for health and educational applications such as geography, public health, biology, biostatistics, spatial epidemiology, spatial engineering
  • Have experience with handling large and complex datasets through programming and/or scripting solutions
  • Have experience in online/distance learning modes of education
  • A background in the development of methods and applications in health with a focus on handling spatial and temporal data, data analytics and visualizations, artificial intelligence, and machine learning
  • Competency in working with multiple of the following platforms/languages (e.g. R, Python, C++, Java)
  • Competency in developing educational resources and application, gaming approaches to teaching, open sharing of material and applications (e.g. Github and/or other platforms)
  • Have experience in the use and application of GIScience
  • Have experience in the development of web-based dashboards and analytics
  • Excellent command of English
  • Experience in undertaking international project work and enthusiasm to work in all regions where ITC is active and also
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills.
Application Process

Interested applicants should attach the following in their application,

  • a CV with references, and
  • a motivation letter clearly stating how they meet the selection criteria that includes their research, teaching interests, and professional goals.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2020.

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