Data Scientist Materials-Driven Regeneration Gravitation Program (V50.3490)

Data Scientist Materials-Driven Regeneration Gravitation Program

The Materials-Driven Regeneration (MDR) Gravitation program has the following vacancy at the Eindhoven University of Technology: Data Scientist MDR Gravitation Program.
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Faculteit Biomedische Technologie


Eindhoven University of Technology

TU/e is a University of Technology with a focus on Health, Energy and Mobility. Within the Health area, several departments cooperate on topics such as Chemical Biology, Regenerative Medicine, Computational Biology, and Biosensing, with close links to healthcare and industry. TU/e is an open and inclusive university with short communication lines. The people are curious, collaborative, and strive for excellence. TU/e enables its academic staff to develop research and education at an internationally renowned level. Our lively campus community facilitates connections between staff and students, in an open, friendly, vibrant atmosphere that welcomes and inspires.


Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) offers a research driven BME Bachelor program and Masters in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Engineering in its Graduate Program. Its research areas range from Molecular Bioengineering and Imaging, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering to Biomedical Imaging and Modelling. The department has more than 800 students and up to 200 tenured and non-tenured employees.

About ICMS

The Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS) is an interdisciplinary institute at the TU/e which brings excellent researchers from different areas together to promote cross-breeding of ideas across disciplines in the departments Biomedical Engineering, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering. The institute aims to create and study biologically relevant functional structures with the ultimate goal of understanding the complexity of life.

Job description

About MDR

The Research Center for Materials-Driven Regeneration (MDR) is a partnership between Eindhoven University of Technology, Maastricht University and Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht and the Hubrecht Institute. This consortium was brought together to advance tissue and organ regeneration approaches with the use of instructive biomaterials. The MDR Research Center was awarded a 18.8 M€ grant in May 2017 by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of The Netherlands in the framework of the Gravitation program.

The interdisciplinary team of researchers within the MDR consortium aims to focus on the research and development of new, intelligent materials that stimulate the regeneration of damaged or diseased tissues and organs. Three research flagships are defined according to hierarchical levels of increasing length scale and structural complexity.

In order to strengthen our research center we are looking forward to meet highly motivated and talented people that would like to contribute in the interesting yet complex multidisciplinary area of Materials-Driven Regeneration.

About the position

The MDR consortium will generate large sets of scientific data through omics and imaging technology, and material analysis and we strive to maximize data use between consortium members by structured archiving according to the FAIR principle. We are looking for a data scientist who will be the center of data driven research within MDR.

Responsibiliies of a data scientist in an acedemic research environment:

  • Develop a data management strategy for the project
  • Develop, maintain and update currently existing and future biomaterial-based omics databases
  • Propose and perform bioinformatics analyses with biomaterial-based omics data in order to answer relevant biological questions
  • Train colleagues in the use of databases
  • Act as an intermediate or “translator” between IT/software developers and researchers within the university and the department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Handle “big data” with an eye for detail while keeping a good overall picture of the data


  • PhD with strong competence in the area of bioinformatics, data science or related fields
  • Affinity with biomedical materials research
  • Broad interest in IT and ICT processes
  • Detail-oriented and able to assess complex research protocols and datasets
  • Good organization skills and a team player with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Independent, self-directing and excellent communication skills


We offer you

  • A challenging job within a dynamic and very ambitious program
  • A fulltime appointment in the department of Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), one of our core institutes
  • A one year appointment via EuFlex (the TU/e secondment organization), with the possibility to extend the contract afterwards within the department of Biomedical Engineering
  • The salary is in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities and depending on education and work experience, salary scale 10 with a minimum € 2.640,= and maximum scale 11 € 4.852,= (CAO-NU)
  • An attractive package of fringe benefits, including excellent work facilities, commuting expenses, pension scheme, extra holiday allowance 8% in May, end-of-year bonus of 8.3% in December and excellent sports facilities.

Informatie en sollicitatie


If you would like to apply, please send us your application, which includes:  a one-page personal motivation letter, a CV including the names and contact details of two recent references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Screening of applicants will start as soon as applications are received and will continue until the position has been filled.

Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated. Applications can only be made directly via the TU/e website; applications that are made via other websites will not be considered.