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Job: Research on Serious Gaming: Port of the Future

Active since 20-04-2018 Job category Science, research & development
Location Delft Level Professional
Educational level Master / Post-Graduate / ... Employment type Fixed term contract
Hours 0 - 40 Salary -
Do you have a background and interest in one or more fields related to ICT and serious gaming, quantitative modelling and forecasting? Then we are looking for you!

Research on Serious Gaming: Port of the Future

What can you expect as a Senior Researcher?
The dynamic interaction between Port, city and stakeholders in the region of major sea ports coupled with ambitious technical, environmental, social and economic goals needs to be better understood and simulated. To this end Deltares has developed a tool called Port of the Future Serious Game (PoFSG, By using the game, port managers and other stakeholders will explore and analyse the possible development trajectories, highlight port dynamics, take green port policy decisions while ensuring optimal port operations, and evaluate impacts of potential development and policy pathways. Measures available within the game, based on technical merits, are ranked and scored by their contributions to people, planet and profit (PPP).

Recently the H2020 – Port of the Future project ‘Corealis’, in which Deltares participates, was awarded. As central team member and work package leader Deltares seeks to hire a Senior Researcher to dedicate their time fully to the further development of the PoFSG.

The Senior Researcher will improve the Port of the Future Serious Game, both in technical content and in the underlying port knowledge and environmental science so as to facilitate stakeholder engagement on a sound technical and quantitative basis. The main objective is to facilitate the quantification of port decisions impacts for the mid-/long-term through Key Performance Indicators (KPIs and apply them in a highly engaging serious game for port stakeholders..

The research activities will mainly be carried out at Deltares with a strong focus on the situation in five European Ports: Piraeus, Livorno, Valencia, Antwerp & Steveco Terminal, Kotka, Finland, that are part of the Corealis Consortium. The candidate will work closely with different types of technical experts and under the supervision of the project leader of Deltares.

The Senior Researcher will be employed by Deltares for a fixed period until December 2020 within which he/she is expected to develop the game and underpin the science behind the game with excellent research results.

What do we expect from you as a Senior Researcher?
The Senior Researcher should have a background and interest in one or more fields related to ICT and serious gaming, quantitative modelling and forecasting, and preferably - port and harbour sustainability, and land-use and urban planning. The successful candidate has proven academic research experience at Master’s level or higher in a relevant subject such as Computer Programming and Software Engineering, Civil Engineering, Physical Geography, etc. or a comparable portfolio of earlier experience. A strong motivation and proficient written and oral communication skills in English are crucial for the successful completion of the project. You are self-driven, pro-active and do not give up easily. You are a real team player and do not shy away from self-reflection.

Working at Deltares
Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface. Throughout the world, we work on smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society. Our main focus is on deltas, coastal regions and river basins. Managing these densely populated and vulnerable areas is complex, which is why we work closely with governments, businesses, other research institutes and universities at home and abroad. Our motto is Enabling Delta Life. As an applied research institute, the success of Deltares can be measured in the extent to which our expert knowledge can be used in and for society. For Deltares the quality of our expertise and advice comes first.

We offer an informal, dynamic and challenging working environment. Your personal development and building on your resume is important to us. Therefore we offer excellent training opportunities and future perspective.

Our terms of employment are competitive with a good pension scheme and 34 days of leave. We have special facilities on our campus, like daily lunch lectures, the Delta Flume and our iD-lab.

Are you interested in this job and do you fit the job qualifications? Then apply directly via the apply button and upload your CV and your motivation letter, before 15 May 2018.

For more information on the content of this vacancy you may contact Allister Slingenberg, Senior Advisor/Researcher ( of +31883357655) or Melissa Ruts, HR Recruitment Officer ( of +31 (0)88-335 83 30).



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Region Netherlands

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