Job advertisement Environmental data scientist : water quality data mining (advanced master or post-doc)

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Environmental data scientist : water quality data mining (advanced master or post-doc)

Environmental data scientist : water quality data mining (advanced master or post-doc)



The Earth and Life Institute of UCLouvain (ELI) gathers more than 300 scientists, covering a wide range of disciplines in the Earth & Life sciences. Their objective is to understand the basic processes of the Earth & Life System at different scales and to design sustainable solutions to meet some of the major challenges for our societies. ELI is organized in 5 sections. Thanks to its critical size, the role of the institute is to promote interdisciplinarity and to stimulate the interactions between scientists of complementary expertise.

The work will be executed in the team of Prof. M. Vanclooster in the environmental science department (


Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium


Relevant division
Hydrological Sciences (HS)



42000 - 58986 € / Year, Salary depends on degree and years of experience

Preferred education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

24 July 2020

Job description

The position is a 1 year data scientist position (1 October 2020 – 30 September 2021) at the Earth and Life Institute of the UCLouvain ( 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”).

How to apply

Composition of the application file
- Letter of motivation.
- Detailed CV with eventual full list of publications.
- A recommendation letter.

Application submission
- Applications should be submitted electronically as an email attachment in a single pdf file and send to before 31 August 2020.