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DepartmentClinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Work locationGroningen
Apply no later than15 April 2020

Working environment

Clinical research within the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology focuses on personalized medicine for the treatment of renal and cardiovascular complications of type 2 diabetes. Principal investigators within the department are involved in numerous clinical trials and large cohort studies to develop new methods of tailoring medications using biomarker based approaches and improve clinical trial designs by integrating novel methodological techniques.

Job description

To support ongoing research and clinical trials the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology is soliciting for a 4-year full time position for a statistician is vacant. The statistician is expected to:

  • Carries out advanced level statistical analyses or database development. This may include serving as lead biostatistician or lead data manager for clinical trials performed in cardio-metabolic conditions.
  • Train, assist and supervise PhD students and fellows in epidemiology and statistical analyses.
  • Assist in writing statistical sections of study reports or publications.
  • Identifies the need for, helps write, and reviews Standard Operating Procedures to assure quality of research.
  • Represents the Department on committees, task forces, and audits including a 0.2 FTE position in non-WMO research committee.
  • Stays current on relevant research and statistical methodologies and database development via statistical or database training, self-study, internal training and courses, external conferences and courses, for example.

What do we need

We are looking for an enthusiastic statistician with advanced university degree (PhD, Master's degree or equivalent) in statistics, mathematics. Experience in the conduct, analysis and interpretation of clinical trials is required. The candidate has ample knowledge and experience with statistical software including SAS and R and is able to conduct independent research and analysis. We expect the candidate demonstrates professional competence and is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. The candidate has ample experience with quantitative research, (big) data analysis, ICT developments in the medical sector, and is proficient in English writing.

Candidates who have (almost) completed a PhD degree in biostatistics, bioinformatics or related fields are invited to respond.

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.

In case of specific professions a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ is required.

What do we offer

We offer a unique, multidisciplinary working and learning environment with possibilities to develop expertise in a diversity of research areas and involvement in ongoing large international clinical drug trials. You will be working in an energetic and enthusiastic team of more than 30 researchers from diverse backgrounds. The group has an extensive network, both nationally and internationally.

You will first be appointed for a period of 12 months at the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology of the University Medical Center Groningen. You can find out more about the department at: http://www.umcg.nl/NL/UMCG/Afdelingen/Ziekenhuisapotheek/Paginas/default.aspx. After a positive evaluation, the contract will be extended for the remaining part of the project.

Your salary will be a maximum of € 4.481,- gross per month (scale 10), depending on your qualifications and relevant experience, based on a full-time appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centres (CAO-UMC). English: http://www.nfu.nl/english/about-the-nfu/

Intended starting date: 1 May 2020.

More information

For more information about this vacancy you may contact:
prof. dr. Hiddo Lambers Heerspink, PhD, telephone +31 50 361 7589, e-mail address Contact, (please do not use e-mail address for applications)

Applying for a job

Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed. You can apply until 15 April 2020.
Your application should include your motivation, curriculum vitae, and contact information of at least two academic references.

Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.