Careers at UMC Utrecht
Vacancy number: 2017/0659
Apply to: August 23 2017
Education: University
Employment: Temporary position
Full-time/Part-time percentage: 100%

The appointee is expected to supervise a group of senior and junior researchers within the primary care cardiovascular research group and to further expand the activities of this internationally competitive primary care research group. The chair is expected to expand a network of (inter)national collaborators in primary care cardiovascular research and acquire funding for (inter)national clinical research activities in the field. The appointee should play a leading role in improving the quality of clinical care for patients with cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular disease management. Also, to this end he/she will establish a close collaboration with the clinical departments of Cardiology, Vascular Surgery and Vascular Medicine. The appointee participates in the management team of the department of general practice, and will be responsible for all primary care research activities within the department. Also he/she will participate in teaching activities.


The Julius Center is one of twelve divisions of the UMC Utrecht. Its mission is to contribute to the scientific knowledge base of medical practice by initiating and conducting high-quality applied medical research and by providing high-quality education covering the area from bachelor to post-graduate teaching programs. The departments of the Julius Center are: Epidemiology, Primary Care, PHM (Public health, Healthcare innovation and evaluation, Medical humanities), and Biostatistics & Research Support. Its research programs cover four areas: Cardiovascular Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Cancer, and Methodology. The division also supports the design, conduct, analyses, and reporting of clinical research in virtually all departments of the UMC Utrecht.


To successfully carry out the function of chair, the candidate should have a broad academic experience. He/she should be an internationally renowned researcher, with a track record of acquiring research funds, publications in international journals which are well-cited, invited editorials and reviews, and oral presentations at international congresses on cardiovascular disease. The candidate has proven capacities to design and carry out cardiovascular research with a focus on early diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease in primary care, e.g. diagnostic algorithms, risk stratification, and management of chronic cardiovascular disease. The overall goal of these efforts should be to improve clinical practice, and to collaborate with the relevant stakeholders to enable clinical implementation. He / she has extensive experience in teaching bachelor, master, PhD and postgraduate trainees, not only in an executive, but also in a coordinating position. He /she participates in the Dutch ‘kaderopleiding hart- en vaatziekten’ for GPs and has didactic qualities proven with a University Teaching Certificate (BKO). He / she kindles enthusiasm, is creative, innovative and driven. It is essential that the candidate has experience in leading a research group (including staff members on the principal investigator level) and in setting the strategic goals for this research group. He/she has a track record in supervising PhD students. The appointee should be a practicing general practitioner with a PhD degree and sufficient primary care practice experience (>10 years). An assessment on leadership competences will be part of the selection procedure. The UMC Utrecht uses a Qualification Portfolio for the appointment of new professors, as a replacement of the Curriculum Vitae. The reason for this is to get a more complete picture of future professors and to create a base for the evaluation of both quality and productivity in research, patient care, education and leadership. When any of the components of the Qualification Portfolio are not applicable for a candidate, these components can be left empty, with the exception of the component leadership, which is applicable for all candidates. The qualification portfolio from can be obtained by contacting Mrs. Rutten, email:

The salary for this 100% function is still to be determined. This job is based on a temporary position for 5 years.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Mrs.dr. M. Noorman, Stafmedewerker RvB, phone 088 75 59743. Email

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