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Postdoctural researcher in Orthopedics

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher that will conduct research in two externally funded projects and contribute to new and running …

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Hanzeplein, Groningen, Groningen
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
29 uur
€ 2911 - € 2911 per maand


We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher that will conduct research in two externally funded projects and contribute to new and running research initiatives of the department of Orthopedics. The first research project concerns the LOFIT project, a ZonMw funded project together with Amsterdam University Medical Center. Lifestyle medicine intends to support patients with healthcare problems to cure or reduce disease burden, complications and the intake of medicines. To optimize patient-centered lifestyle care this LOFIT project will develop and evaluate the (cost-) effectiveness of a ‘lifestyle front office’ (LFO), and integrate this office into secondary/tertiary care for patients with osteoarthritis. In a LFO dedicated LifeStyle Brookers (LSBs) will build, in continuous dialogue with the patient, motivation for lifestyle change and will refer patients to local community-based lifestyle change initiatives, while always maintaining a feedback loop with the treating physician. Together with a postdoctoral researcher of the Amsterdam University Medical Center you will coordinate this project (0.2 FTE).

The second project is the LEAK project. LEAK is a prospective nationwide randomised controlled trial in 35 hospitals in the Netherlands. Patients with persistent wound leakage 9–10 days after THA or TKA are included. These patients are randomly allocated to non-surgical treatment (pressure bandages, (bed) rest and wound care) or surgical treatment (debridement, antibiotics and implant retention (DAIR)). You will be responsible for the coordination of the project. (0.2 FTE)

For the remaining part of the position (0.4 FTE) you will initiate new research projects, assist in running projects and participate in teaching and supervise (PHD) students, all in close cooperation with the (clinical) staff of the department of Orthopedics and its partners.


- Biomedical background (human movement sciences, health sciences, or similar).
- PHD in the field of Medicine (preferably Orthopedics) or Social Sciences.
- Research and statistical analysis skills.
- Affinity with clinical research as evidenced by your research work and publications.
- Interest in qualitative research.
- Team player.
- Good communication skills.
- Organizational skills.
- Proficiency in written and spoken English.

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.

In case of specific professions a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ is required.


A contract for 48 months (0.8 FTE). Potential for extending the contract is dependent on financing and performance. Start in January 2021. Your salary will be a maximum of € 4.615,- gross per month (scale 10), depending on your qualifications and relevant experience, based on a full-time appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centres (CAO-UMC). English: http://www.nfu.nl/english/about-the-nfu/

More information
For more information about this vacancy please contact:
- Prof. Martin Stevens, e-mail address: m.stevens@umcg.nl
- Prof. Inge van den Akker-Scheek, e-mail address: i.scheek@umcg.nl
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