/Researcher Environmental Sensing

Researcher Environmental Sensing

Research & development - Wageningen | More than two weeks ago

To steer the development of innovative sensing solutions.

Researcher Environmental Sensing

As a Researcher Environmental Sensing you will contribute to the technologies that will define tomorrow's society. In this new role, you will utilize your technical expertise and domain knowledge to drive research activities with a specific focus on air quality (nitrogen compound, particulate matter sensing, a.o) using fine-grained networks. You will work in a multidisciplinary team consisting of amongst others - sensor application engineers, data scientists and hardware engineers who are creating innovative solutions in environmental monitoring and precision agriculture. The team focuses on filling in the knowledge gaps related to air, water, and soil quality, by developing novel sensor solutions combined with intelligent algorithms. We bring research into the field, participating in Regional and EU funded projects that aim to quantify the impact of human activities on health and the environment.  

What you will do

  • Contribute to OnePlanet research activities related to air quality, and in the future as well for water and soil quality measurements.
  • Develop and validate innovative sensor technologies that can be used in solutions to measure environmental pollutants.
  • Be involved in the measurement and analysis of various pollutants and convert data into insights.
  • Based on the environmental program strategy, contribute to the design and implementation of an R&D roadmap for the development and deployment of relevant sensor technologies.

What we do for you

We offer a challenging and international environment at the forefront of technology, in an international network of renowned industrial customers. This is your opportunity to bring new technologies to the market that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society. 
OnePlanet Research Center is a multidisciplinary collaboration agreement between Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Radboud University (RU), Radboudumc (RUMC) and imec. Imec The Netherlands, as an employer of choice, offers you an attractive compensation and benefits package including a 100% employer paid pension plan and flexible working hours. Furthermore, imec-NL offers a wide range of training possibilities. 
At the same time OnePlanet is a new collaboration of 3 renowned and globally respected research institutes/universities. By joining the OnePlanet team, you will be part of a team of world changers, disruptive innovators and practical thinkers. Here, your ideas will have an impact on our future lives.

Who you are

  • Master's degree or preferably a Ph.D. in environmental science or in a technical field, e.g. (applied) physics, chemistry, materials science with a track record related to environmental sciences.
  • You have several years of experience in environmental sensing, preferably Air Quality (measurement of nitrogen compounds, particulate matter, including IoT sensor technologies).
  • Experience in deployment of new technology: from defining requirements to sensor unit deployment, validation, and interpretation of results.
  • You have strong analytical as well as interpersonal skills.
  • You have a pro-active and result driven attitude, combined with strong organizational skills.
  • Experience with data analysis and statistics (Python, R) is a plus.
  • Experience in atmospheric dispersion modeling is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and preferably in Dutch.


Does this position sound like an interesting next step in your career at imec? Don’t hesitate to submit your application by clicking on ‘APPLY NOW’.
Should you have more questions about the job and about the recruitment process, you can contact Mayuri Nalawade, of the Talent Acquisition Team. She will be happy to assist you. You can reach Mayuri by email at mayuri.nalawade.ext@imec.nl. If you wish to apply, then please submit your full resume, and include a motivation letter.