Digital researchers

The BISS institute is located in Heerlen at the Brightlands Smart Services Campus, a dynamic centre for new developments in the fields of Data Science, Internet of Things, and Smart Services in the Euregion.
You will be working in a vibrant environment where scientists and researchers from different disciplines focused on data science work on translation of academic knowledge to practice through cases with companies (corporates, SMEs and start-ups) and governmental and non-profit organisations.

Job description
You can apply for one of the following vacancies: 

  • Smart Data Science: Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Smart Decision Making: Faculty of Business/Economics
  • Smart Legal Analytics: Faculty of Law
  • Smart Brain Science: Faculty of Psychology & Neuroscience
  • Smart Health: Faculty of Health, Medicine & Life Sciences
  • Smart Societies and Institutions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

You
You will be working in a vibrant environment where scientists and researchers from different disciplines focused on data science work on translation of academic knowledge to practice through cases with companies (corporates, SMEs and start-ups) and governmental and non-profit organisations. You will work closely with all-star professors from various disciplines. You will set up challenging research projects together with other researchers.

BISS
The BISS instituteislocated in Heerlen at the Brightlands Smart Services Campus, a dynamic centre for new developments in the fields of Data Science, Internet of Things, and Smart Services in the Euregion. Within the Brightlands Smart Services Campus an ecosystem is created joining business, governments, and knowledge institutes (like ZUYD University of Applied Sciences, Open University and TNO) in a dynamic way.

The Brightlands Institute for Smart Society (BISS) is Maastricht University’s platform for translational data-driven research and education, joining expertise and staff from all six UM faculties. It offers a flexible, agile, and state-of-the-art Living Lab environment that nurtures collective intelligence and integrative thinking. The multidisciplinary activities will be set up as projects, partner agreements, and programs, featuring innovation, collaboration, awareness, and solutions.

Requirements
We are looking for researchers to support the Principal Investigators in setting up and executing challenging projects. The activities will be built upon the following areas of interest: Smart Health, Smart Decision Making, Smart Legal Analytics, Smart Societies and Institutions, Smart Brain Science, Smart Service Systems, and Smart Data.

Matching Skills

  • Master Degree - PhD is a plus;
  • Passion for Data Science;
  • Demonstrated experience in organisational tasks;
  • Team player;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team;
  • Ideally have experience with writing grant applications and project proposals;
  • Excellent oral and written English communication; Knowledge of Dutch is a plus.

Maastricht University
Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 16,300 students and 4,300 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Mission and future
UM is a young, flourishing organization that stands for innovation and internationalization of university education and research. The university opts for a distinctive range of European top-quality education, high-quality research on selected themes (Quality of Life, Learning & Innovation and Europe & a globalizing world), active collaboration with companies and institutions and for contributing to the development of the (EU) region, of which Limburg is part. In this context, UM is actively involved in the Brightlands Health Campus, Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Brightlands Smart Services Campus and Brightlands Greenport Venlo and invests part of its strategic resources in these developments. In the related strategic program Knowledge Axis, the UM is investing together with Maastricht University Medical Center, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Fontys University of Applied Sciences and Province of Limburg in economic structure reinforcement throughout Limburg and Euregion.

Conditions of employment
The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO), supplemented with local UM provisions. For more information on terms of employment, please visit our website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees.

Additional information
For more information on these vacancies please contact Ms. Dominika Repcikova: dr.repcikova@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Brightlands Smart Services Campus
Smedestraat 2
6411 CR Heerlen
 

Specifications job offer

- Technical, Laboratory positions; Postdoc positions; IT; Research, Development, Innovation; Education

- Natural Sciences; Engineering; Health; Economics; Law; Behaviour and Society; Language and Culture

- max. 38 hours per week, temporary

- €3637—€4978 per month

- University Graduate