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PhD student Biostatistics

Your function within the department

The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) in Amsterdam is a Comprehensive Cancer Center combining a hospital and research laboratories in a single independent organization. The Biostatistics Group (Dr. Michael Hauptmann) within the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics concentrates on methodological and statistical research. The group also provides statistical expertise to clinicians and other investigators on diverse topics from all areas of biomedical cancer research.

We are looking for a statistician with a mathematical background who has the ambition to pursue a PhD in Biostatistics and develop new biostatistical methods for application in cancer research.

Funded by the Dutch Cancer Society, the candidate will develop statistical methods for the assessment of cancer risks from therapeutic radiation exposure incorporating the spatial distribution of radiation dose in the target organ. The project involves simulation studies and application of methods to case-control data on meningioma among childhood cancer survivors and breast cancer among Hodgkin lymphoma survivors. Finally, the utility of the dose distribution for risk prediction will be assessed. The project team includes the PhD student, a programmer and a radiologic technologist, and is a collaboration with several international institutions.
 

Your profile

The position requires:

  • A Master degree in (bio)statistics, mathematics, or physics, or equivalent qualifications;
  • Formal training in mathematical  statistics;
  • Some experience with the statistical analysis of epidemiologic studies;
  • Knowledge of basic approaches used in clinical research and epidemiology;
  • Programming skills in software such as SAS, STATA or R;
  • Strong command of the English language;
  • Start date on or before January 1, 2018.

Your career opportunities and terms of employment

You will be employed for a period of 4 years. The gross salary per month will be from EUR 2612 to EUR 3217 according to the standard PhD scales and depends on previous experience.  The terms of employment will be in accordance with the CAO Ziekenhuizen (Collective Labour Agreement for Hospitals).

 

Interested?

For further information please contact Dr. Michael Hauptmann at m.hauptmann@nki.nl or +31 20 512 1047 or consult our website
http://www.nki.nl/divisions/psychosocial-research-and-epidemiology .
 
Please apply before September 20, 2017 by submitting  your cover letter and CV via the link below.

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.