Environmental data scientist (master or post-doc level): water quality data mining
Desciption of the position
The position is a 1 year data scientist position (1 October 2020 – 30 September 2021) at the Earth and Life Institute of the UCLouvain (https://uclouvain.be/en/research-institutes/eli) within the SPGE funded program EGERIEC (Evaluation and Management of the Water Resource Risks of the Walloon Catchments based on modern data mining techniques and solutions oriented towards hydro-ecology and green infrastructure). The overall objective of the EGERIEC program is to develop, test and promote innovative methodological approaches to characterize, predict and manage the pollution risks of water production plants (surface and groundwater) in Wallonia. The first specific objective of the 1 year position is to unravel the cause-effect relationships between possible pressures and water resources quality as described in a pressure-quality data base and this for 5 production plants in Wallonia. The second specific objective is to develop data based and site specific water quality models using advanced regression methods ("Machine learning").
Profile of the candidate
- Master's or PhD degree in the environmental science, data science or engineering domain.
- Strong expertise in statistical modelling using Python or R, in particular multivariate analysis and time series analysis. Strong expertise in ARC-GIS or Q-GIS. Knowledge of non-linear system dynamic analysis would be an asset.
- The candidate should be fluent in English and have a good command of French. The candidate must have experience in writing and publishing scientific reports and/or papers.
- The candidate must demonstrate scientific humility, open-mindedness, initiative and very good communication skills, both oral and written.
- The candidate must be willing to work under pressure and in a team environment.
- Twelve month research scientist contract. Salary following the UCLouvain standards, adapted to work experience and obtained degree.
- Work to be executed in the team of Prof. M. Vanclooster in the environmental science department (https://uclouvain.be/en/research-institutes/eli/elie)
Composition of the application file
- Letter of motivation.
- Detailed CV with eventual full list of publications.
- A recommendation letter.
- Applications should be submitted electronically as an email attachment in a single pdf file and send to Marnik.email@example.com before 31 August 2020.
- Preselected candidates will be invited for an interview (eventually by Teams or skype) in the period of 7-11 September 20. The candidates will be notified on their selection on 11 September 2020.