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PhD Research position in computer science, machine learning and statistics

the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)

  • Stand­plaats Bilthoven
  • Contractduur 1 year, after satisfactory evaluation of the initial appointment, it can be extended to a total of 4 years
  • Uren per week 36
  • Niveau Master/doctoraal
  • Vakgebied Onderzoek / wetenschap
  • Reageren voor 9 december Nog 3 dagen
  • Vacaturenummer M&V-DMG-052
  • Plaatsingsdatum 23 november 2019
  • Dienst­verband Tijdelijke aanstelling voor de duur van project / traject / werkzaamheden

Functie­omschrijving

The position is placed in the EU-funded, international and interdisciplinary project EQUAL-LIFE (Early environmental quality and life-course mental health effects) at the interface between public health, epidemiology, statistics, data science, social sciences and psychology. The project will develop and test analysis strategies for complex exposure patterns and their impact on children’s mental health and development. A combination of birth-cohort data, cross sectional data with new sources of data will be used to assess environmental physical and social exposures. Partners from 11 different European countries will cooperate in the project. You will be working with a dynamic and supportive team of interdisciplinary researchers.

Work content:
To develop and apply machine learning and other statistical methods to model the relation between exposome and mental health in children including moderation and mediating effects.
Under supervision of the promotor and a daily supervisor you will help implementing the work package “Integrative Data Analysis and Modeling” within the project. Your tasks will be:

  • Machine learning on and statistical analysis of epidemiological data
  • Development of methods and statistical codes
  • Health equity impact analysis of selected policies
  • Writing scientific publications

We offer:

  • Collaboration in an interdisciplinary and European team with a collegial working atmosphere
  • Innovative research topics at the interfaces between social and environmental epidemiology as well as public health and urban planning
  • Possibility for further scientific qualification
  • Integration in national and international networks

Functie-eisen

Profile

  • Excellent master thesis in data analysis and modelling, artificial intelligence, applied statistics, econometrics or a related field;
  • Knowledge of SAS or R is a pre;
  • Interest in the field of Environmental Epidemiology;
  • Proven methodological skills in advanced statistical data analysis procedures
  • Good social skills, team spirit;
  • Good command of English;
  • Interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and new research approaches in the field of environmental exposures, social inequalities and environmental health.

Arbeids­voorwaarden

  • Salaris­omschrijving

    The salary corresponds to the OIO salary scale according to the working conditions.
    You will be employed on the basis of a 36-hour week. The appointment is temporary for the duration of 4 years. Your salary (per 1-1-2020): € 2.605,10 gross per month (based on 36 hours a week) in the first year, ascending to € 2.937,51 gross per month in the fourth year.

  • Dienst­verband Tijdelijke aanstelling voor de duur van project / traject / werkzaamheden
  • Contract­duur 1 year, after satisfactory evaluation of the initial appointment, it can be extended to a total of 4 years
  • Minimaal aantal uren per week 36
  • Maximaal aantal uren per week 36

Bijzonderheden

Please send your digital application and assign your motivation letter to Birgit Loos, Head of the department.

Meer over jouw toekomstige afdeling

The Center for Sustainability, Environment and Health (DMG) aims to make society more sustainable, so that our living environment can be used wisely, now and in the future. To this end, we use our knowledge and understanding of the influence of the quality of the living environment on people (health and well-being) and on ecosystems.

the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)

The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) protects and promotes public health and consumer safety, and we help to protect the quality of the environment. We’ve done so for more than a hundred years and RIVM has become a knowledge institute that is at the heart of society. RIVM carries out independent research and provides the government with trusted policy advice regarding health and the environment. We deal with issues concerning infectious diseases, vaccinations, population studies, lifestyle, nutrition, drugs, the environment, sustainability and safety. We do this through research, advice, direction or implementation. RIVM annually produces and publishes numerous reports. RIVM has a total of approximately 1.800 staff.

the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)

Contactpersonen

Voor meer informatie over deze vacature:

Prof. Hendriek Boshuizen, Senior Statistician

030-2742944

Voor meer informatie over de sollicitatieprocedure:

Linda de Greef-Norden (vacaturebeheer)

030-2743682

Asmae Uali (vacaturebeheer)

030-2742054

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