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Researcher Occupational Exposure Assessment | Utrecht

Contribute to occupational exposure assessment and data analyses with the ultimate aim to prevent or limit the occurrence of occupational diseases? Envision it? Become Researcher Occupational Exposure Assessment at TNO in Utrecht.

What will be your role?

The Research group RAPID (Risk Analysis for Products In Development) consists of 50 experts. They all work in multidisciplinary projects on the assessment of health risks due to exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals. Based on scientific knowledge, RAPID works on the development of innovative tools, models, and methods to predict these potential health risks accurately and efficiently. We do this by combining risk analysis and statistical expertise with practical experience in the field of innovative experimental research. 

RAPID successfully applies its knowledge in the national and international chemical, food, and pharma market. Together with universities, research institutes, government and industrial players we aim to be leading in our field.
Click here for more information on the RAPID department.

What will be your role?
As a Researcher Occupational Exposure Assessment, you will join the team ‘Exposure assessment and risk management’. This team works on the development of innovative methods to assess and manage the risk of exposure. The ultimate aim is to prevent or limit the occurrence of occupational diseases. 

Examples of innovative methods:

  • risk management measures (Virtual Occupational Hygiene Assistant(VOHA));
  • modeling tools for exposure and/or risk assessment (for example Advanced Reach Tool (ART));
  • novel exposure measurement techniques (sensors);
  • biomonitoring (point of care testing);
  • safe by design and substitution;
  • health impact assessment.

All these examples are being applied within the context of the exposome.

Examples of chemicals we encounter are nanomaterials, crystalline silica, welding fumes, biocides and pesticides, endotoxines and asbestos.
As a Researcher Occupational Exposure Assessment your core activities are (prioritized starting with the most important activities):

  • participation in the collection of data in a responsible way at different workplaces;
  • manage and keep up to date related databases;
  • answer questions from customers by participating in data analyses, modeling and tool development;
  • create a state of the art overview for applications in the context of exposure assessment, risk management and exposome;
  • participation in (multidisciplinary) research projects;
  • report on research for customers and publish in scientific media or within TNO.

What we expect from you

You are an enthusiastic and proactive team player with a broad scientific interest who is looking for complex challenges in the field of human exposure assessment & risk management. Your curiosity together with your surprising and innovative ideas and solutions make you a great independent innovator.

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • an academic background, preferably in Occupational/Environmental Health Sciences, Industrial Hygiene, Life Science Technology;
  • preferable a few years of working experience or experience during an internship at TNO (RAPID department);
  • knowledge regarding exposure assessment, modeling, digitalization and/or data analyses;
  • interest in chemical exposures, related health risks and risk management;
  • good communicative skills both verbal and written are important.

What you'll get in return

Challenging and varied work with serious impact. And plenty of opportunities, because at TNO you are largely in control of your career. Besides a gross monthly salary between € 3.500 and € 4.000 (depending on your knowledge and experience), you receive vacation pay (8%), a thirteenth month (8,33%) and a flex budget (5,58% + € 180). In addition, you get every opportunity to develop yourself.

In addition, at TNO you can compile a 'menu' of employment conditions that suits your personal situation. What you can also expect:

  • A good retirement plan.
  • Travel allowance.
  • View on a permanent contract.
  • A highly professional, innovative work environment, with top experts as colleagues.
  • 28 vacation days and 5 days off (for full-time employment).
  • Fun activities with your team and other TNO employees, such as the monthly get-together. This is how you quickly get to know many people.
  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home.
  • Opportunity to follow courses, trainings and workshops and to visit congresses, and coaching if you need it.

Read here what further employment benefits you can choose from.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The selection process

Please apply before the 13th of February 2023. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks.

The selection process may include an online assessment and a reference check.

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