As a statistician you are responsible for guiding the statistical analyses on data from millions of cancer patients in The Netherlands and internationally, working in multi-disciplinary projects with epidemiologists, developers, analysts, data scientists and clinical informaticians. Are you up to the challenge to help us reduce the impact of cancer? We have an exciting opportunity for you!
NB. The official internal job title is Clinical Data Scientist
In this position, you will apply your expertise in statistics to generate new insights from the Netherlands Cancer Registry (NCR) and other data on cancer and palliative care. You will work on several projects. One day you will be supporting the Personal Health Train team to conduct meaningful analyses on national and international data, the next you may be advising epidemiologists to predict the burden of cancer in 2030.
perform statistical analyses to model the impact of cancer and provide understanding of outcomes to truly make a positive impact on cancer patients’ lives
create data-driven model prototypes and test your ideas with end-users
inspire us and contribute to the IKNL roadmap with your own ideas
engage in international collaborations with other cancer registries, institutions, and hospitals around the globe
communicate results and contribute to establishing a world-class innovation team for oncological and palliative care
support other scientific teams within IKNL on generating insights through novel statistical methods
work in a multidisciplinary team with data scientists, analysts, clinical informaticians, software engineers and epidemiologists
MSc (PhD preferred) with a strong emphasis on (bio)statistics (or a directly related discipline)
a minimum of 3 years working experience
comprehensive knowledge of statistical theory and methods
advanced knowledge of statistics software like R or Python (knowledge of other tools such as SAS or STATA is a plus)
knowledge of the basic approaches used in clinical research and epidemiology
excellent communication skills, ability to interact with professionals with various backgrounds and technical knowledge, and talent to explain statistical results to the non-statistician
enthusiastic, goal-oriented, and team player mindset with a genuine passion for improving the quality of healthcare
ability to motivate people to help you reach your targets
previous experience in working with oncological data and/or large, individual-level healthcare datasets
publications in peer reviewed journals and/or abstracts in scientific conferences
experience in writing grants
a young, dynamic, and diverse team
an inspiring, friendly work environment with a lot of freedom and development opportunities
the opportunity to work with an internationally unique data set with records of millions of cancer patients across The Netherlands
a challenging and meaningful job within an organization strongly investing in clinical informatics and data science
an opportunity to contribute to the improvement of the quality of oncological care in The Netherlands, Europe and worldwide
a position for one year, with the possibility to extend
the ability to work with many national and international partners
terms of employment in accordance with the Collective Agreement for Hospitals (Cao ziekenhuizen)
a salary in function group 65, ranging from €3.774,- to €5.620,- based on a 36-hour workweek, excluding holiday pay
year-end bonus (full month)
IKNL Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organization and the Netherlands Cancer Registry
The main goal of the Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organization (IKNL) is to reduce the impact of cancer, from the personal to the societal level. With the Netherlands Cancer Registry (NCR) as its core activity, IKNL enables health care professionals, researchers, policy makers and others to reflect on cancer and on palliative care. Together with care professionals, researchers, patients, and policy makers we translate data into valuable insights to improve oncological and palliative care.
The Research and Development team
The R&D team consists of experts in the fields of epidemiology, data analysis, software development, clinical data science, and clinical informatics. It acts as an incubator for creating new ways to generate new insights from distributed, semi-structured data, aimed at application in daily (clinical) practice. In close collaboration with care professionals, patients, and scientists, we research applications of prediction and decision support algorithms, anomaly detection, and federated learning. We develop FAIR data and knowledge services and a decision support platform to share these insights at the right moment with the right stakeholder at the point of care. The team collaborates closely with stakeholders internally and externally, such as hospitals, universities, and international cancer registries.
Enthusiastic? We kindly receive your resume and application letter via the ‘solliciteren bij werkgever’ button in this vacancy. Please state your name at the start of the titles of the documents in PDF (f.e. John Smith resume.PDF).
NB. There is no strict deadline to apply; this vacancy will close as soon as we find the right candidate.
This vacancy can also be found at vacatures.iknl.nl. General information about IKNL can be found at www.iknl.nl.
We look forward to your application!
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