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Research data coordinator

Your function within the department

The Netherlands Cancer Institute is an internationally recognised centre of scientific excellence. Research is focused on improving cancer treatment through imaging and molecular diagnostics, new medicines, improved operating techniques, more effective radiotherapy and combinations of these, epidemiology and psychosocial research. The Translational Gastrointestinal Oncology (TGO) group focuses on gastrointestinal cancer research. This involves omics-based tumour profiling, using DNA-, RNA- and proteomics-based techniques, in order to stratify patient groups and arrive at individual tailored therapies. The group is also heavily involved in Health-RI, the interconnected infrastructure for personalised medicine & health research in the Netherlands, see for more information.

At the TGO group we are a frontrunner at making our research data ‘FAIR’ (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). When available, we aim to adopt standards and best practices by, for example, aligning and collaborating with existing initiatives and institutes, such as the Dutch Comprehensive Cancer Centre.


Your profile

We are currently looking for a multifunctional clinical research coordinator with an interest in Translational Research IT. In this position you will be involved with the planning and execution of data management tasks for a variety of research projects, often multi-centre studies, in the context of Health-RI.

As a research data coordinator in our group you will work with different services and applications Health-RI has to offer. You will be a guide to researchers in FAIR data stewardship and a member of the national Health-RI data team, which supports researchers in effectively using the data-integration platforms tranSMART and cBioPortal (see Furthermore, you will be a key player in the Health-RI network: a ‘spider in the web’ for a number of projects to make these align with standardisation/best practices and knowledge dissemination.

You will be working in a multi-disciplinary environment and will therefore need excellent communication skills. Further knowledge and skill requirements include:

  *   Translational research experience (Master or PhD level)
  *   General knowledge of biology, anatomy and pathology (oncology optional but a plus)
  *   Imaging techniques and their use in the clinic (optional but a great plus)
  *   Experience with data management and analyses (e.g. Excel, SPSS)
  *   Meticulous accuracy
  *   Patience
  *   Capable of motivating and connecting with/to people in different research domains
  *   See the ‘bigger picture’ and easily switch to ‘detail’ level

Your career opportunities and terms of employment

The basis for your employment conditions is according to the CAO hospitals. Based on experience, your salary will be between €2.336 and €3.490,- gross per month based on a 36-hour working week. This is in accordance with FWG 50. In addition, a fixed end-of-year benefit forms part of the secondary conditions. You will start with a contract for a period of 1 year.



For further information please contact Mariska Bierkens, Scientific researcher, +31205127914,

Acquisition due to this vacancy is not appreciated.