Your challenge

How can we better predict which therapy is best for which patient? This project is unique in the sense that it provides paired genomics and imaging data of the primary tumor and the recurrence for at least 100 glioma patients. In addition, substantial follow-up in terms of survival is available.

The primary goal is to build stage-wise (baseline-recurrence-death) prognostic models using the paired genomics and imaging data. Moreover, we should identify markers that are most relevant for the prediction. Finally, to gain insight in the process we need to establish the relationship between markers at baseline and at recurrence. Collaborators in oncology will support us with data and biomedical know-how. The project will be a mix of method development and application. You will report the research in scientific papers.

Your profile

We are looking for a Postdoctoral researcher with the following experience and background:

  • You hold a PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, Machine Learning or a closely related discipline;
  • You have a strong background in quantitative modeling enabling the development of new computational and/or statistical methods;
  • You have programming skills, preferably in R;
  • You are able to explain complex ideas to biologists/non-specialists;
  • Knowledge of any of the areas involved in the project (such as penalized regression models, supervised machine learning) are an advantage;
  • You have good communication skills, you are self-disciplined and can work in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Your work environment

You would work in the department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, in the unit ‘Statistics for Genomics’. See the website for more information on the unit. The project is granted by the KWF grant GLASS-NL. It is a collaboration with prof. dr. Pieter Wesseling (dep Pathology), dr. Bart Westerman (dep Neurosurgery), both at AUMC, and many other centers in the Netherlands.

We offer

Salary Scale 10: 2750 tot 4361 euro gross when employed full-time (depending on qualifications and experience).

In addition we give a bonus of 8,3% of the year’s salary at the end of the year and 8% of the year’s salary as holiday bonus. VUmc employees can profit from a advantageous health care insurance and other benefits. For more information see our website.

The appointment is initially for one year, with a possible extension for 2 years. Expected starting date: April 1st 2019, but negotiable.

According to the rules of the EU, PhD fellows working in a ITN program might have additional salary bonus as living and family allowance. These are to be established based on the personal situation of the candidate.

For Dutch citizens it is mandatory to provide a VOG (a declaration of good behaviour).

Additional information

You would work in the department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, in the unit ‘Statistics for Genomics’. See the website for more information on the unit. The project is granted by the KWF grant GLASS-NL. It is a collaboration with prof. dr. Pieter Wesseling (dep Pathology), dr. Bart Westerman (dep Neurosurgery), both at AUMC, and many other centers in the Netherlands.

Interested?

Don’t hesitate to call us!
If you’re interested about this position, you can contact prof. dr. ir. Mark van de Wiel, via telephone number 020 444 44 74.
If you need more information about the application procedure, contact Brend de Jong, corporate recruiter at +31 (0)20 – 444 5635.

You can apply till 7 March 2019 by using the apply button.

Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated.