Researcher/Data Scientist on Computational Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances

Applications are welcome for Researcher/Data Scientist on Computational Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) Rijksoverheid.

From a regulatory perspective, there is an urge to get a better grip on substances of possible concern. By using already available (toxicological) data more efficiently, the hazards of substances with unknown properties can be better estimated. For example, the RIVM has developed the ZZS similarity tool to identify substances of potential concern for further evaluation or regulation. Within this position, you will further develop this and other models. This includes the use of chemical and toxicological data, like chemical fingerprints, bioassays, and omics data. An important part of your work is data curation and evaluation, as well as programming, validation, and analysis of model performance.

Tasks

As a Researcher/Data Scientist on Computational Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances, the tasks include:

  • develop and transform research questions into a detailed approach.
  • analyze and validate the performance of models that you develop.
  • discuss and present research questions and obtained results, and you contribute to reports and/or scientific publications.
  • oversee and apply relevant scientific developments.

Salary

  • Salary ranging between Min €2.811 – Max. €5.139 gross per month
  • In addition to the monthly salary and an annual vacation allowance of 8%, the candidate will receive an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

Job Requirements

Applicants for the Researcher/Data Scientist on Computational Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances should have the following qualifications:

  • Are results-oriented and have a relevant university qualification at an academic level, for example in biology, chemistry, (eco)toxicology, biomedical sciences, (bio)informatics, or a comparable (environmental) scientific education.
  • PhD qualification is a plus.
  • Have demonstrable experience and have an affinity with the use of programming languages (for example R or python).
  • Are familiar with the basic principles of (eco)toxicology.
  • Experience with model development and evaluation is a plus.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills in Dutch and/or English.
  • Are able to communicate specialist know-how in an understandable and convincing way to colleagues and external professionals.
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Application Process

Qualified applicants for the Researcher/Data Scientist on Computational Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances are requested to send;

  • a CV with a full publication list
  • a letter describing their interest in the position,
  • qualifications.

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Application Deadline: August 13, 2022.

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