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Data Scientist Air Quality and Climate

Want to make your mark on our time? Become a Data Scientist at TNO in Petten!

What will be your role?

Climate change, air quality and energy transition play a significant role in shaping, implementing, and monitoring policy. To develop effective policies, it is essential to gain insights into emissions and concentrations of gases and substances, both at regional and national levels, ideally in real-time.

Within the department Environmental Modelling, Sensing & Analysis (EMSA), we utilize various measurement equipment and sensor networks to monitor concentrations and compositions of various gases and particles in the atmosphere. Are you able to analyze this data as a data scientist, providing the TNO team and Dutch society with the necessary insights?

What will you be doing?
You will be responsible for processing large volumes of measurement data and uncovering new insights from this data. You will consider the physical and chemical background in which this data is gathered and be adept at working with data that have spatial and temporal dimensions. Your insights will be well-founded based on the data, and you will document the algorithms used in a way that allows others to build upon them.

You won't be working alone; you'll collaborate with a team of dedicated experts, technicians, and software engineers. In our team, we have various high-end measurement devices for assessing nitrogen, particulate matter, and air pollution. Additionally, we have several sensor networks. We frequently utilize data from these sources to gather relevant insights for businesses, municipalities, provinces, and the government. To perform your work effectively, you will be in the office in Petten 2 to 3 days per week.

What we expect from you

You are curious, organized, and adept at making connections. You strive for results, ask critical questions, and simultaneously consider the desires and ideas of those around you. If one door closes, you open another. You think in terms of possibilities but also know when a solution is good enough and are focused on meeting deadlines. You understand that the information and outcomes can sometimes be sensitive, so you handle them confidentially. You can articulate yourself well, convey your message to various audiences, and enjoy gathering socially relevant insights from unique datasets.

You have:

  • At least a university-level education in the field of beta sciences, such as (applied) mathematics, physics, chemistry, or environmental sciences.
  • Some experience in programming in Python and processing data with a temporal and/or spatial dimension. Experience with Azure, CI/CD, databases, data assimilation, artificial intelligence, and/or modeling is a plus.
  • The ability to quickly become familiar with research methods used in atmospheric sciences and an interest in learning new data science and/or machine learning techniques.
  • Affinity with air quality, climate, and/or the environment.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English. Dutch is a plus.

What you'll get in return

Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary between € 3.200,- and € 5.700,- (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself.

TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:

  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
  • 33 days annual leave on a full-time basis.
  • An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.
  • We offer a comprehensive and flexible mobility plan that also includes full compensation for public transportation for commuting and business travel.
  • Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.
  • Flexible working hours, the possibility to work parttime (32 of 36 hours) and the possibility of working from home.
  • Access to our Talent Development Programme.
  • Networking opportunities and great activities organized by Jong TNO.
  • A good pension scheme.

Read more about tailoring your benefits package.

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 20th of May, 2024. 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.

A certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) is required before starting a new job at TNO.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

Posted by: #LI-LV1 Liza van Gijtenbeek-Volkert

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