Postdoc - Health-related quality of life of sarcoma and adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients
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Postdoc - Health-related quality of life of sarcoma and adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients

Jouw functie

The Netherlands Cancer Institute and the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital form a comprehensive cancer centre, combining a research facility and a hospital under one roof in a single, independent organization. Research is focused on improving cancer treatment through imaging and molecular diagnostics, new medicine, immunotherapy, improved operating techniques, more effective radiotherapy, and combinations of these, health technology assessment, epidemiology and psychosocial research. Within the research group of Prof. Winette van der Graaf MD PhD and Olga Husson PhD we are currently looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher to manage and coordinate studies, supervise PhD-students and start-up new clinic-based research projects.

Background of our research
The personalized oncology research group is currently concentrating on two principal research lines: (1) the short-, long-term and late consequences of cancer at adolescent and young adult age (AYA, 18-39 years); (2) diagnosis, treatment, outcome and health-related quality of life issues of people living with sarcoma.

Jouw profiel

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with a background in medicine, biomedical sciences, epidemiology, psychology or related domain. You will become part of an enthusiastic team of dedicated researchers, clinicians and support personnel. We are embedded in a stimulating department including people with mixed backgrounds (medicine, psychology, epidemiology) in an institute with excellent supporting facilities. The candidate should have a great interest in patient-centered research. Medical knowledge, experience with qualitative research and data analysis of large datasets are a plus. Excellent communication skills and team spirit, and a capacity to work in autonomy are essential. Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

Your tasks will be:
  • Supervise PhD-students with data analysis and paper writing;
  • Support in daily management/coordination of research projects;
  • Support group leaders in starting-up new clinic-based research and writing grant applications.

Jouw ontwikkelingsmogelijkheden en arbeidsvoorwaarden

The Postdoc will be employed in the research group of Prof. Winette van der Graaf MD PhD and Olga Husson PhD. We offer a 32 hour contract for 2 years. The gross salary per month will range from € 3.375,- to € 4.111,- according to FWG-function group 55 and depends on previous experience. The terms of employment will be in accordance with the CAO Ziekenhuizen (Collective Labour Agreement for Hospitals).

Contact informatie

Your application letter, CV and contact information of 2 references can be attached to the application form (link) on our website http://www.nki.nl/Research/Career/Vacancies/. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.

For further information about the position, please contact Olga Husson PhD (o.husson@nki.nl).