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PhD student ‘Epidemiology of Kidney Disease in Europe’

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated PhD student in the field of kidney disease epidemiology. The applicant will work for the ERA-EDTA Registry, …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Meibergdreef, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 36 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2919 - € 4216 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated PhD student in the field of kidney disease epidemiology. The applicant will work for the ERA-EDTA Registry, the European Registry for patients on dialysis and kidney transplants. For many patients kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice in end-stage kidney disease because of the superior quality of life and longevity and the lower costs in comparison to dialysis. However, the number of dialysis and kidney transplant patients vary considerably across European countries. Moreover, their mean age is increasing whereas the quality of kidneys for transplantation is decreasing.

In order to better understand international differences and trends in the characteristics of patients and kidney donors and in treatment outcomes, in this project the applicant will investigate the epidemiology and outcomes of patients on dialysis and in particular of kidney transplantation in Europe. He or she will write scientific articles and a PhD thesis.

Functie-eisen

• An MSc degree in the field of epidemiology, medicine, pharmacy, nutrition, medical informatics or (biomedical) health science

• Strong motivation to obtain a PhD

• Great interest in epidemiologic research

• Excellent communication and coordination skills

• An open personality

• Good written and spoken English language skills

Conditions

You will be part of an international and dynamic research environment. You will work in a team consisting of epidemiologists and nephrologists from all over Europe. We offer a fulltime PhD student position for a period of 4 years , the first year on probation. You will be employed by AMC Medical Research BV.

The salary is in accordance with the CAO-UMC. PhD students (Onderzoeker in Opleiding) are placed in scale 21, with a fulltime gross salary that ranges from € 2.279,- to € 2919,- and is based on qualifications and experience. For a doctor (Arts-Onderzoeker) it’s scale 10, with a fulltime gross salary that ranges from € 2919,- to €4.216,- and is based on qualifications and experience.

In addition we offer a vacation allowance of 8% of the gross yearly salary and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

Additional information

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Vianda Stel, Department of Medical Informatics, e-mail: v.s.stel@amc.uva.nl; telephone: 0031-20-5667637