Data analyst / technician

Job description

This role is embedded in the Laboratory and Section of Applied Geophysics and Petrophysics of the Department of Geoscience & Engineering and you will work in close cooperation with scientific staff and technicians. Major research facilities connected to EPOS-NL are a a geothermal well.

Your tasks will be as follows:

  • Data curation and management, drafting meta data, data analytics and data presentation.
  • Integration of data with 4TU.Research Data and EPOS partners, in line with Open data policies.
  • Develop a vision on data analytics for the TU Delft laboratory.
  • Advising on improvements of CT-scans, combining scientific needs and technical possibilities, striving for optimal exploitation of the suit of CT-scanners (including those at Utrecht University), in conjunction with other laboratory equipment.
  • Collaboration with lab technicians and academics and keeping oversight of lab activities for EPOS-NL at TU Delft.
  • Collaboration with CT-technicians at Utrecht University.
  • Facilitating and managing access and maintenance of CT-scanners.


Are you an enthusiastic data analyst or technician with a pro-active attitude and experience in data analysis and visualisation of large (3D) datasets? We expect the willingness to engage in a team with a wide range of skills and experience, i.e. undertaking various tasks where needed and where opportunities are identified.

Additionally, you:

  • are able to fulfil an intermediate role between scientists and lab technicians, understand both worlds and are capable to translate between them.
  • are able to take initiative to advance the quality and use of the data.
  • have a degree in Higher Professional Education or University Graduate in e.g., (applied) mathematics, statistics, computer science, or geosciences.
  • have good communication skills in English
  • have experience in geosciences and/or lab work, as well as experience in imaging with microscopical techniques (CT scanners, electron microscopes) and knowledge on 'big data' techniques  will be very beneficial and desirable.

Conditions of employment

This position has an amount of 32-38 working hours per week (0,8 -1,0 fte). It is a temporary employment contract for a period of 1 year with the prospect of permanent. The salary is based on scale 9 with a maximum of €3895,- gross per month on a fulltime basis. You will be classified on the basis of knowledge and experience. Besides of course the holiday allowance in May, you will receive an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% in December. You can also compile a part of your terms of employment package yourself with the help of the Individual Terms and Conditions package, including buying and selling leave hours. An International Children’s Centre offers child care and an international primary school. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.


The position is embedded in the Geothermal Science & Engineering theme at the Department of Geoscience & Engineering of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences of TU Delft.The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology and delta technology. The research covers global social issues and is closely connected to education as well as the work of a wide range of knowledge institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to realise these goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

Note that there is a related vacancy for a Research manager at TU Delft.

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy you can contact Dr. Auke Barnhoorn, Associate professor, e-mail:, tel: 31 15 2789682.

Please e-mail your detailed CV along with a letter of application in one single PDF entitled Lastname_CITG19.17.pdf by 15 August 2019 to

Hours: 32.0 - 38.0 hours per week
Education: Higher Professional Education or University Graduate
Job number: CiTG19.17