Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Energy Modelling and Climate Change, Radboud University Nijmegen

Application deadline: 30 June 2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic scientist to contribute to the research programme on 'Energy Modelling and Climate Change' of the Environmental Science group at Radboud University. Your tasks will include:

  • conducting high-quality and societally relevant research at the intersection of climate and energy issues with strong quantitative elements;
  • developing and teaching courses and coaching students about climate and energy challenges, including courses on energy modelling and climate mitigation. The courses and student coaching are part of the Science, Management and Innovation Master’s specialisation at the Faculty of Science (;
  • obtaining external research funding for relevant research projects in the field of climate change and energy;
  • establishing links with other environmental themes within the Environmental Science group.

Work environment

The Environment Science group aims to understand and predict both the relative and cumulative impact of anthropogenic stressors on species, including humans. We translate detailed mechanisms into overarching principles, applied in models for future projections. The methods developed and the results obtained are used by governments, agencies, industry and consultancies. We focus on modelling studies and meta-analyses, centred on four themes:

  • prediction of fate, exposure and effects of new chemicals on ecosystems and humans with mass-balance models;
  • quantifying environmental footprints of products, technologies and services with life- cycle assessment;
  • assessing the impacts of anthropogenic stressors on biodiversity through meta-analyses and species distribution models.
  • assessing climate change mitigation options in a multidisciplinary research setting, also involving the social sciences, and with a focus on energy and industry.

The ES group comprises an enthusiastic and devoted team of excellent scientists who closely collaborate in a flat organisational structure. Our group is housed in the modern and open Huygens Building at Radboud University’s leafy green campus. Employees have a high level of freedom to determine the way they structure their work. We work on the basis of trust and professional integrity in a warm and friendly work environment. We take every employee’s phase in life and career into consideration.

What we expect from you

You are a highly motivated scientist (PhD), with a broad knowledge of energy and climate modelling. More specifically, we expect from you:

  • a PhD degree focused on quantitative analysis relevant to climate and energy with a strong publication record;
  • teaching experience and skills, including excellent personal coaching skills for students and young scientists;
  • experience in acquiring external funding for projects;
  • team player with strong communication skills who is able to build bridges between disciplines within and outside the ES group.

More information:

Thursday 6 June 2019