Careers at UMC Utrecht
Vacancy number: 2021/01128
Apply to: August 1 2021
Education: University
Employment: Temporary position
Full-time/Part-time: 36 - 36 hours

The Department of Data Science and Biostatistics at the University Medical Center Utrecht is looking for a datascientist/ epidemiologist/ research engineer /statistician to develop and deploy analytical software that transforms epidemiological study data collected in multiple sites into evidence locally, in order to support distributed studies on COVID-19 vaccine /medicines safety projects. 


The Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care is one of the 10 divisions within the UMC Utrecht. The Julius Center aims for a leading role in the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in the field of Health Sciences and Primary Care. Through the years, the Julius Center has distinguished itself through high quality scientific research and education. The department of Data science & Biostatistics focuses its research and main projects on Data Science, Clinical trials methodology, Real World Evidence and Methodology for high dimensional (big) data. It has an academic staff of about 30 statisticians, epidemiologists and data scientists and 30 data managers. The Real World Evidence group in the department of Datascience & Biostatistics focuses on transformation of distributed big routine health data into evidence that can be used by medicines regulators (e.g. European Medicines Agency) and health care professionals.



The successful candidate is a skilled programmer with a Bachelor or MSc degree in (Bio)statistics, Informatics, Data science, Epidemiology, Health Sciences or a related field, shows initiative and has a broad interest in medical research. You have experience in use of R, Stata and GITHUB. Fluency in English, both verbal and in writing, is required, as well as proficiency in data management /engineering and quality management of programming.

We believe in the power of a diverse team in which there is room for different skills, expertise, and social and cultural backgrounds. We invite you to respond to this vacancy.

The maximum salary for this position (36 - 36 hours) is € 4.615,00 gross per month based on full-time employment.

In addition, we offer an annual benefit of 8.3%, holiday allowance, travel expenses and career opportunities. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Cao University Medical Centers (UMC).

More information

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Miriam Sturkenboom, Hoofd Afdeling Data Science & Biostatistiek, phone number: 0657831983, e‑mail adress:

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