Postdoctoral Researcher in Data Analysis for Green Industries and Smart Energy Systems

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 21 Feb 2024

0.8 - 1.0 FTE

Gross monthly salary
€ 3,226 - € 5,090

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Organizational unit
Faculty of Science

Application deadline
21 February 2024

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Join our pioneering Department of Analytical Chemistry and Chemometrics, where we transform chemical data into valuable insights for industrial sustainability using the newest hybrid AI. Collaborate on exciting projects with industrial partners, develop new methods, and grow as a data scientist in a diverse and dynamic team. You have a part to play!
As a postdoctoral researcher, you will be involved in two projects. In the first project, you will work together with several colleagues within the department and with other researchers in Environmental Sciences and in Educational Sciences to create interpretable and explainable 'industry 4.0 models' that provide both economic and environmental predictions and that may be adopted by companies. The second project aims to reduce energy consumption in our faculty through development and implementation of AI in energy management. This project revolves around interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers from several domains of natural sciences to together provide value to our own backyard.
Your work includes developing new quantitative methods and disseminating them in papers and presentations. It will involve intensive collaboration with colleagues from academia and industry, so teamwork is a must! You will supervise student internships in the line of your own research and you will also be involved in teaching MSc and BSc students. Your research will require infrequent national travel to industrial partners.

  • You have a PhD degree in either Chemometrics or Chemical Engineering or in Data Science/Artificial Intelligence with demonstrable interest in quantitative analysis of physical/chemical data.
  • You have experience in or affinity with analysing industrial process data.
  • You have experience with programming in MATLAB/R/Python or similar.
  • You have an affinity for teaching and supervising students.
  • You are a team player, both in an academic setting and in collaborations with industry.

We are

The Department of Analytical Chemistry and Chemometrics has been at the forefront of chemical data science for more than 50 years. As a department of about 15 PhDs and postdoctoral researchers, we research the next generation of data science methods to translate chemical measurements into valuable insights and predictions. Our researchers have very diverse backgrounds and learning from each other is a core value in the department. We have a specific interest in the UN Sustainable Development Goals: we develop green information technology to create environmental sustainability in industry. Scientific collaboration is key, not only among the group members, but also in working together with other scientific collaborators in and outside Radboud University and with our large network of analytical technology providers, large chemical companies, academic hospitals and governmental institutions with which we turn our academic developments into practical value.
Most of our projects have an interdisciplinary and collaborative scope: we provide the fundamental data science to create valuable and comprehensive solutions (together with social scientists and scientists from other natural science and engineering domains). A postdoctoral researcher position within our department is therefore a great experience, where your contribution will be valued and valuable and where you may grow as a data scientist and as an interdisciplinary researcher.

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We offer
  • It concerns an employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,226 and a maximum of €5,090 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 10 ).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • You will be appointed for an initial period of 12 months, after which your contract can be extended by at least 8 more months.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services . Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.

Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions . You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

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For questions about the position, please contact Jeroen Jansen, Associate Professor at +31 6 21 55 34 44 or [email protected] .
Practical information and applying
You can apply until 21 February 2024, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Jeroen Jansen. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • Al Letter of motivation.
  • Your CV, including the names and contact details of two possible references
  • Your PhD thesis.
The first round of interview will take place on Wednesday 6 March. You would preferably begin employment as soon as possible.
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We would like to recruit our new colleague ourselves. Acquisition in response to this vacancy will not be appreciated.

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Dr J.J. Jansen (Jeroen)
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[email protected] 06 21 55 34 44
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