Epistel januari 2018: Extra

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Associate professor in Clinical Epidemiology (1.0 fte)

Job description

At the Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, bachelor and master students in biomedical sciences and medicine as well as PhD candidates in health sciences are being trained in research methodology. Clinical epidemiology is at the roots of this research methodology. The associate professor in clinical epidemiology will be part of a team of epidemiologists, biostatisticians and health technology experts that is responsible for a high level training program in research methods. The team also provides consultation services to the Radboudumc researchers. The new team member will be responsible for the clinical epidemiology teaching program. He/she will also build up a new research line on prediction research with applications primarily in the area in cancer (epidemiology). He/she reports to the head of the Department.

You will be active in teaching (~ 0.5fte) , consulting and research (~0.5 fte). You will teach clinical epidemiology from the basics up to advanced prediction modeling to (bio)medical students and PhD candidates, mostly from a self-directed learning perspective and during coaching sessions and interactive lectures. For this, you also (co)develop teaching materials. You will be responsible for the clinical epidemiology curriculum content in the two curricula. In consulting, you will aid biomedical researchers in designing studies and analytical approaches. In research, you will build up your own research line by acquiring grants that have a focus on clinical questions in the area of cancer and/or methodological innovations.

You hold a PhD in epidemiology, (bio)statistics or a closely related subject. You have extensive teaching experience and a good scientific track record with proof of successful grant acquisition. You have strong communicative skills in English and you speak Dutch or are willing to learn Dutch on a short notice.

The Department for Health Evidence consists of 90 employees with expertise in biostatistics, health technology assessment, cancer epidemiology, reproductive epidemiology and risk assessment, offering a multidisciplinary environment for methodological research in medicine. All specializations work in close collaboration with many clinical departments in the Radboudumc.  

Working at Radboud university medical center
Radboud university medical center aims to be at the forefront of the development of innovative, sustainable and affordable healthcare. Our mission is ‘to have a significant impact on healthcare’. We believe we can achieve that by providing excellent quality, participatory and personalized healthcare, operational excellence and by working in sustainable networks. The starting point for this is the patients and their quality of life. Throughout all this, patient care, research and education go hand in hand.

Comments and contact information

  • Salary scales are according to Cao UMC, scale 13-14
  • Contract: 4-year tenure track contract with permanent position after that conditional on performance.
  • Deadline for application: 31-01-2018
  • Further information: Prof. dr. Bart Kiemeney, chair, Department for Health Evidence, at 024-3613745 or bart.kiemeneyradboudumc.nl