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      August 06,2021
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    PhD student in research on Health Inequalities


    The Department of Epidemiology of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), together with the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health, is seeking a PhD student (bursary) for a three-year position. This position is embedded in the strategic collaboration with the University of Copenhagen; the latter having created a similar PhD position. While the currently advertised position is located in Groningen, students are encouraged and expected to spend part of their time in Copenhagen (for which financial support is available to compensate for the difference in the cost of living). Ultimately, a so-called double degree may be obtained based on a single thesis, that is, a PhD from the University of Groningen as well as the University of Copenhagen.

    Wat vragen wij

    We are looking for talented, enthusiastic candidates. The PhD training trajectory will focus on methodological challenges such as the analysis of trajectories across the life course and the linkage of cohort data with registries. A solid background is expected in quantitative analysis of (health-related) data and the ambition to conduct high-quality research.

    Wat bieden wij

    Your research will be accommodated by the UMCG and you will be located primarily at the Department of Epidemiology. We will strongly stimulate you to develop a rigorous PhD proposal. All research and training facilities of the Graduate School of Medical Sciences GSMS and its counterpart at FEB are at your disposition.

    You will receive a bursary of € 2.249,- gross per month, this leads to a payout of € 1.954,- a month.

    More information
    For more information about this vacancy please contact:
    • Professor Gerard van den Berg, e-mail address:

    How to apply
    If you want to apply for this bursary PhD position in Health Inequalities then please submit a motivation and resume plus a plan of what you would like to study. That plan should indicate novelty and feasibility of the proposed study. It should contain at most 1000 words. Candidates preparing a plan can contact us in advance for further information.

    Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed. You can apply until 25 August 2021.
    Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.


    Bij voorkeur ontvangt het UMCG uw sollicitatie in digitale vorm. U kunt hiervoor gebruik maken van het digitale sollicitatieformulier onderaan deze pagina. Eventueel kunt u schriftelijk solliciteren, tot en met 25 august 2021, door uw sollicitatie te sturen aan:
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen
    Bureau Werving, LB13
    Postbus 30.001
    9700 RB Groningen

    Wanneer u schriftelijk solliciteert naar deze functie vermeld dan altijd het vacaturenummer 210558 in uw brief en refereer in uw schrijven aan de naam en het medium waar u de vacature het eerst heeft gezien (krant, vakblad, internetsite).
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