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Vacancy number: 2019/0928
Apply to: December 17 2019
Education: University
Employment: Temporary position
Full-time/Part-time percentage: 100%

As the successful candidate for this PhD project, you will be participating in the IMI Conception consortium (, a ground-breaking pan-European partnership between 88 pharmaceutical companies, academia and government agencies funded by the EU Innovative Medicines Initiative. This consortium is developing an ecosystem for generating real world evidence on the safety of drugs in pregnancy and during breast feeding from health data . Your project involves developing analytical and visualization tools to rapidly and reliably transform heterogeneous and dispersed health data into reliable evidence. Your key tasks will involve: working with data access providers around Europe to gather detailed knowledge on the structure and content of local data, co-create extraction transformation and loading (ETL) scripts, support transformation of local into a common data model, conduct and interpret quality assessment of the data in the common data model, support creation of R-scripts to transform data into analysis tables, and work with pharmacoepidemiologists and clinicians to create statistical analysis plans and visualization tools.


The Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care at the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) has a specific interest in Real World Evidence principles and methods. The Julius Center aspires to take an international leadership role in obtaining and disseminating knowledge in the field of health sciences and primary care medicine. It has acquired a leading position by focusing on three pillars: ground-breaking research, successful education programs and academic primary care. The Julius Global Health group aims to build human capacity and infrastructures to improve health globally.


As the ideal candidate for this PhD project, you have an MSc in Epidemiology, Statistics, Data Science or a BSc in Econometrics, and preferably experience in the field of analysis of large health data. You are able to program in R efficiently. Proven communication skills, writing ability, strong problem solving skills, and fluency in English are essential, knowledge of Dutch is preferable but not essential. Not only are you able to work independently within a multi-disciplinary team, you are also interested in collaborating with different partners and stakeholders, both locally and internationally.

The maximum salary for this position (100%) is € 3.103,00 gross per month based on full-time employment (work week 36 hours). This job is based on a temporary position for 1 year with possible extension to 3 years.

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).


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More information

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Mrs.Florian van der Nolle, Junior Projectmanager, phone number: 0887559320, e‑mail adress:

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