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Linking chemical exposure to adverse health outcomes in children of the LINC study

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JOB DESCRIPTION

The LINC study (LInking endocrine disrupting chemicals in maternal Nutrition to Child health) aims to study the link between prenatal and childhood exposure to legacy and emerging chemicals and neurodevelopment in children. This PhD project will specifically focus on a follow-up health assessment at age 7-11 years in this Dutch birth cohort. In addition, a behavioural intervention study using innovative personal sampling strategies will test possible exposure-reducing behaviours. We are looking for someone with a background in health sciences or a similar field. He/she will organize the follow-up health assessment at age 7-11 years in the LINC cohort, design and implement an intervention to identify exposure-reducing behaviours. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on healthy living.

Your duties

  • organize a follow-up health assessment at age 7-11 years in the LINC cohort (including home visits)
  • design intervention and perform an effect evaluation and process evaluation (using quantitative and qualitative methods)
  • data processing and analysis
  • assist in writing protocols and reports

REQUIREMENTS

  • master’s degree in health sciences or a similar field
  • knowledge of and experience with data processing and analysis
  • high energy multi-tasker with excellent organizational skills
  • ability to work independently, pro-actively and in collaboration with others
  • strong oral and written communication skills in Dutch and English

WHAT ARE WE OFFERING?

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel and amounts €2,541 (PhD) per month during the first year and increases to €3,247 (PhD) per month during the fourth year, based on a full-time employment. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 1 FTE.

The appointment will initially be for 1 year. After a satisfactory evaluation of the initial appointment, the contract will be extended to a total duration of 4 years (48 months).
The appointment starts 1st November 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • a wide range of sports facilities which staff may use at a modest charge
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package

ABOUT VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM

The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor – from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 30,000 students. We employ over 5,500 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

Diversity
We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

The Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science inspires researchers and students to find sustainable solutions for complex societal issues. From forest fires to big data, from obesity to medicines and from molecules to the moon: our teaching and research programmes cover the full spectrum of the natural sciences. We share knowledge and experience with leading research institutes and industries, both here in the Netherlands and abroad.

Working at the Faculty of Science means working with students, PhD candidates and researchers, all with a clear focus on their field and a broad view of the world. We employ more than 1,250 staff members, and we are home to more than 11,000 students.

About the department, institute, project
The Amsterdam Institute for Life and Environment (A-LIFE), section Environment & Health aims to understand and inform society on the environmental and human health risks of chemicals. The department is a unique combination of epidemiologists, toxicologists and chemists and investigates emerging chemicals and their toxicity for the environment, including humans. This PhD position is embedded in the LINC study, the mother-child cohort established by the section Environment & Health. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with other researchers within international, multidisciplinary projects aimed at studying effects of chemicals on human health.
 

APPLICATION

Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your documents in English: a cover letter stating your motivation and background for applying for the project and a detailed curriculum vitae until 11/09/2022.. The job interviews are planned for September or October.

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

Vacancy questions
If you have any questions about the scientific content, you may contact the principal supervisors:
Dr. Eva Sugeng (e.j.sugeng@vu.nl)
Dr. Jelske van der Burg (j.w.vander.burg@vu.nl)

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