PhD student ‘correlation cognition and quality of life in brain tumor patients’
Analyzing data from randomized clinical trials on the quality of life of patients with brain tumors.
- 36 hours
- Salary: 2266 to 2903 euro
- Vast contract, bepaalde tijd
Your work environment
As PhD student you are going to work on a project, funded by the Quality of Life Group of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). The EORTC Quality of Life Group has a track record in developing, testing and applying methods to determine the quality of life of cancer patients. With the grant obtained, we have the opportunity to answer relevant questions regarding the correlation between cognitive ability and quality of life of patients with a brain tumor. Within the project, there is a close collaboration with the EORTC’s Brain Tumor Group, as they collected this data from more than 2,000 patients.
You will be appointed at the Medical Psychology department of VU University Medical Center (VUmc) and will be stationed at the EORTC Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium (12 months) and VUmc in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (24 months) under guidance of both EORTC and VUmc researchers, all active members of the Quality of Life Group and the Brain Tumor Group. Characteristic of both centers are the multidisciplinary groups of experts who are often active in patient care with a good national and international reputation.
As PhD student (‘Onderzoeker in Opleiding’) your research focuses on developing a database on quality of life and cognitive testing from various clinical trials of the EORTC Brain Tumor Group. Also, performing statistical analyses to answer clinically relevant questions regarding the correlation between cognitive ability and quality of life of patients with a brain tumor. Your research will be completed by writing a dissertation at VUmc.
Your main tasks and responsibilities:
- Developing a database combining data from multiple randomized clinical studies;
- Performing statistical analyses;
- Presentation and reporting of findings in scientific articles and progress reports;
- Participation in group discussions, national and international congresses.
We are looking for a researcher who has the following credentials:
- Completed relevant academic education / MSc degree, preferably in neuropsychology;
- Excellent communication skills and scientific writing talent are a prerequisite for this position;
- Affinity with statistical analysis;
- Excellent social and organizational skills.
Salary Scale OIO: 2266 tot 2903 euro gross when employed full-time (depending on qualifications and experience).
In addition to a good monthly salary we offer, among others, 8,3% extra allowance at the end of the year and 8% holiday allowance. For more information: our terms of employment.
We initially offer a 12-month contract, which can be extended for another two years with good performance.
First round interviews are scheduled for Monday the 17th of July 2017 in the morning, second round interviews are scheduled for Wednesday the 26th of July 2017 in the morning.
For more information:
Dutch residents who will start working at VU University Medical Center will have to hand in a Certificate of Good Conduct / Behaviour, or a ‘Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag’ (VOG).
If you’re interested about this position, you can contact Dr.Jaap Reijneveld, neurologist +31-20-4442834, or Prof. Dr.Martin Klein, clinical neuropsychologist, via telephone number +31-20-4448432.
If you need more information about the application procedure, contact Cees Knottnerus, corporate recruiter at +31-20-4445635. You can apply till 9 July 2017 by using the apply button.
Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated.
Ter overname: Multidisciplinair expertisecentrum voor medisch en psychologisch onderzoek in Noord Nederland.
Het betreft een praktijk van een klinisch neuropsycholoog. De cliënten van de praktijk komen uit opdrachten van bedrijfsartsen, verzekeringsartsen, arbeidsdeskundigen, (bedrijfs-) maatschappelijk werkers, medisch adviseurs van assuradeuren, (letselschade)advocaten en rechtbanken. Binnen de praktijk wordt parttime ook gewerkt door een medisch socioloog en 3 neurologen afkomstig vanuit een ziekenhuis en een psychiater. De overname betreft ook de aanwezige inventaris. Voor meer informatie kunt u contact opnemen met Frank Brusche, bedrijfskundig adviseur van VvAA [email protected] of tel. 06-53163880.