Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft)

Assistant Professor Integrative data science with focus on health

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32-40 hours per week

Job description 
DIAM is proud to invite applications for an Assistant Professor (Development Track) position in integrative data science with focus on health. We welcome candidates engaged in all aspects of data science, with preference on applications in health disciplines. The Assistant Professor will be appointed at the Faculty of EEMCS, in Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics, in the Applied Probability group.

With this position, you will be part to the national ‘RECENTRE: Risk-based lifEstyle Change: daily-lifE moNiToring and Recommendations’ program, funded by the 4TU.Federation. Within RECENTRE, the aim is to empower patients to play a leading role in their lifestyle and health within their own environment. Integrated smart sensor systems and dynamic risk profiles will be designed to support high patient engagement. This can lead to personalized adaptive recommendations with considerable potential for adoption and lifestyle change. To get authentic and up-to date risk profiles, sensor and historic data will be complemented by expert and patient subjective assessments, as well as by patient personal information. Novel methods will be consequently needed to integrate these disparate data sources.

With our large consortium, we are connecting the four universities of technology in The Netherlands (Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente and Wageningen University and Research) with multiple clinical, patient and knowledge organizations. DIAM is part of the RECENTRE consortium and will provide the know-how on employing expert judgment methods and on developing methods to integrate disparate data sources for risk profiling patients in view of life-style changes. Tina Nane will coordinate DIAM’s contributions, and Dorota Kurowicka will also be involved in the project.

We offer a full-time position, but candidates preferring a part-time position are also explicitly invited to apply. Our new colleague will have demonstrated excellence in research and preferably have some experience in teaching and supervision of students. The responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the RECENTRE programme.
  • Setting up a successful research programme with focus on health.
  • Acquiring and managing externally funded projects.
  • Participating in our teaching programme, which includes service teaching for engineering students.

You will also be responsible for teaching and supervising students and interns at various levels (Bachelor, Master and PhD).

The Development Track is a process leading up to a permanent appointment with the prospect of becoming an Associate Professor. It offers young, talented academics a clear and attractive career path. During the Development Track, you will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognised academic. We offer a coordinated career and personal development programme designed to offer academics as much support as feasible.

You are a university graduate with a PhD in Data Science, Statistics, Probability or a related field with a focus on Health.


  • Have a proven track record in your research field, as evidenced by refereed publications in the finest quality journals.
  • Are a motivating role model in your field, you can encourage involvement and actions in others. You are able to make meaningful contributions to research.
  • Thrive in a multidisciplinary team, and you enjoy building bridges between your own expertise to different relevant fields.
  • You are a good networker, with great collaboration skills.
  • Show the potential to be an inspired and dedicated teacher.

The position is expected to contribute to department's main theme Health & Wellbeing, by developing novel research lines. The TT is expected to collaborate with other researchers at EEMCS, and other national or international faculties, focusing on data science and/or health-related topics and to strengthen the department's and faculty's national and international position in the field. The TT position will be accompanied by one PhD project, co-supervised with other co-applicants from TUD and UT. The TT candidate is expected to complement their involvement in the RECENTRE project with other health focused research and to continue focusing on health-related research beyond the duration of the RECENTRE project (4 years).     

Conditions of employment 
A tenure-track position is offered for six years. In the fifth year we’ll decide if you will be offered a permanent faculty position, based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment. We expect that you have the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme. 
TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) 
Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science 
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

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Additional information 
Do you recognize yourself in this profile and do you need extra information?

  • For questions regarding the recruitment procedure or other HR-matters, please contact Chantal Hitzert:
  • For questions regarding the position, please contact Tina Nane:

Application procedure 
Are you interested in this position? 
Please apply via the application form on our website and upload:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Motivation letter
  3. Vision on the position (research and education)
  4. Publication list
  5. Names and contact information of at least three relevant references. We will not contact references without your consent.
  6. In addition, please include a brief statement on diversity and inclusion.
  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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Assistant Professor Integrative data science with focus on health
Mekelweg 5 Delft, Netherlands
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