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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Software & Information Technology
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      October 03,2021
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    Expert Fair Data Management (relocation to Belgium)

    The Health Unit of VITO looks for a data management expert who will be elaborating and implementing an international FAIR data infrastructure for Environment & Health datasets.

    You will contribute to a EU wide federated data infrastructure for storage, access and reuse of all relevant data for assessing the impact of chemicals on human health. You will combine large repositories and databases, containing well-curated datasets, with smaller distributed data repositories created within the scope of research projects. Through application of FAIR principles and technologies you will facilitate reuse of data from various sources and domains. You will work on the overall architecture and its main components, as well as, more specifically, on access and reuse of personal data, and solutions for distributed and privacy preserving data analysis. You will collaborate with European research partners, EU agencies and risk assessment agencies in EU member states.

    Within VITO you will work closely together with experts of the Data Science Hub and of other Units having operational experience in setting up complex and collaborative data infrastructures, and with domain experts on Environment & Health.
    Job requirements

    • You have a thorough knowledge of and hands-on experience with distributed data infrastructures and services.
    • You can implement practical solutions for technical, semantic and legal interoperability, including cross-disciplinary interoperability, following the FAIR data principles.
    • You have experience with use and reuse of personal, sensitive data, taking into account legal and ethical boundaries, and the possibilities for privacy-preserving data analysis.
    • You are familiar with Environment & Health data and chemicals risk assessment data.
    • You are flexible, agile and eager to interact and collaborate
    • with experts in different fields of expertise (environment, food, health, toxicology, life style, risk assessment modelling, …), to understand their needs, requirements and constraints, and the specificities of their domain of expertise;
    • with data-technical experts, discussing, adopting and where necessary adapting existing solutions for interoperability and reuse of data;
    • with experts and representatives of public risk assessment agencies and of data and open science initiatives, both at EU and national state level.
    • You already worked successfully in a highly multidisciplinary consortium.
    • You organize your work independently and you take the lead to get things forward.
    • You speak and write English at full professional level.


    • A challenging and varied job in a multidisciplinary and international environment.
    • Intense collaboration with several European research partners and European agencies.
    • A competitive salary
    • A range of benefits including allowances, insurances, adjustable holiday package
    • Flexible working hours and workplace
    • Innovation is our core asset, therefore it goes without saying that we give our employees the opportunity to undertake additional training and keep up to date in their field of expertise
    • The chance to be part of an organisation with an international reputation, known for its advanced technological research and scientific consultancy
    • The possibility to actively contribute towards sustainable developments at local, national and global level

    Job Type: Full-time

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