Netherlands: Phd Position in medicine & health sciences

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Translating genomic information into medical care and public health is currently one of the main challenges in public health genomics. Genomic profiling, testing multiple genes simultaneously, is anticipated to improve prediction of risks of complex diseases and lead to personalized prevention and treatment strategies. To distinguish promising from premature applications, we investigate approaches for evaluating the usefulness of genomic profiling, which we illustrate with evaluations of commercially available tests. You will participate in this project.

You investigate measures for evaluating the predictive value of genomic profiling, and apply these measures in empirical studies on various diseases including diabetes. You write manuscripts for international scientific journals. These publications are the basis for your Ph.D. thesis. NIHES courses leading up to a MSc degree in (genetic) epidemiology may be part of the project.

Requirements

You have a MSc degree (doctoraal) in medicine, health sciences, epidemiology, mathematics or economic sciences, and a great interest in quantitative data analyses, preferably in modeling studies. You are enthusiastic, accurate, flexible and able to work in a team. You have a good command of the English language.

Conditions of employment

We offer you an appointment at the Erasmus MC as a Ph.D. student (OIO – onderzoeker in opleiding) for a period of 3.5 years. The gross monthly salary amounts € 2.086,- in the first year and increases to € 2.673,- in the fourth year with a full-time appointment, according to the Ph.D. salary scales of the CAO UMC.

Contract type

Temporary

3.5 Years

Organisation

Erasmus MC

Erasmus MC is an internationally recognized center for high-quality, compassionate care, highly rated transfer of knowledge and high-quality knowledge development in the fields of illness and health.

Department

Translating genomic information into medical care and public health is currently one of the main challenges in public health genomics. Genomic profiling, testing multiple genes simultaneously, is anticipated to improve prediction of risks of complex diseases and lead to personalized prevention and treatment strategies. To distinguish promising from premature applications, we investigate approaches for evaluating the usefulness of genomic profiling, which we illustrate with evaluations of commercially available tests. You will participate in this project.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact the project leader, Cecile Janssens telephone (+31) (10) 704 4232, or e-mail: a.janssens@erasmusmc.nl. Information about the department can be found at www.epib.nl.

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