Your challenge

Your primary goal is to provide the researchers of the department of Public and Occupational Health (POH) with statistical support. This will involve:

  • Providing timely, practical methodological and statistical advice during the different phases of research. This can be very brief or extensive advice;
  • Assisting and training researchers in more complex statistical techniques;
  • Becoming familiar with frequently used key internal and external datasets;
  • Performing analysis in collaboration with senior staff and co-author ensuing publications;
  • Giving presentations on methodology and statistics at department meetings;
  • Coordinating the monthly peer advice/review meetings where POH colleagues share and discuss their paper proposals, including analysis plan, at an interim stage;
  • Liaising with the bio-statisticians at the department of Epidemiology and Data Science for sharing expertise and were necessary referral to other experts.

Your profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic Bio-statistician with the ability to prioritize and plan work. You will work with a large variety of professional backgrounds and statistical experience. In this close collaboration we think it is important that you have well-developed communication skills, you are service-oriented and flexible in performing daily activities.

Our prefferred candidate matches the following qualifications:

  • MSc degree (and preferably a PhD) in bio-statistics, methodology or a related discipline;
  • Excellent statistical analysis skills and experience with statistical software packages and willingness to learn new skills and software packages where relevant;
  • Substantial experience with giving timely, pragmatic methodological and statistical advice to researchers;
  • Preferably previous experience with public and occupational health research;
  • Excellent verbal skills in English.

Your work environment

You would work centrally at the department of Public and Occupational Health of Amsterdam UMC, which consists of over 200 employees, most of whom do research.

You would work with researchers from all of the department’s six sections:
1. Ethnicity, gender and health;
2. Child & adolescent public health;
3. Health behaviour & prevention;
4. Quality and organization of care;
5. Societal participation and health;
6. Clinical occupational health and occupational diseases.

Working at Amsterdam UMC means working in an inspiring and professional environment in which developing one`s talents and skills is encouraged. We offer you ample opportunity for development, deepening and broadening, additional training and a place to grow!

We offer

Salary Scale 10: 2911 tot 4615 euro gross when employed full-time (depending on qualifications and experience).

We do encourage more senior bio-statisticians to also apply; depending on experience responsibilities could be widened with possible salary up to scale 12 (maximal 6122).

In addition, we offer, among other things:

  • 8.3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance.
  • Free and unlimited access to the training offer of our online learning environment GoodHabitz.
  • Your pension is accrued at The Dutch Pension Fund for government and education employees (ABP). Amsterdam UMC contributes 70% of this scheme.
  • We reimburse 75% of your public transport travel costs and also offer a bicycle arrangement.

We offer an initial contract for 12 months, which we intent to convert (after evaluation) into a permanent position.

For more information about our employment conditions, please visit our website.

For Dutch citizens it is mandatory to provide a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag; VOG).

Additional information

The starting date can be as soon as possible and is open for discussion.

Information and application

Don’t hesitate to call us!
If you’re interested about this position, you can contact Hidde van der Ploeg, via telephone number 0625428725.
If you need more information about the application procedure, contact Brend de Jong, corporate recruiter at 0204448704.

You can apply till 9 May 2021 by using the apply button.

Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated.