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Postdoc position Health Technology Assessment

At the section of Health Economics & Health Technology Assessment we are searching for a postdoc researcher in the field of cost-effectiveness research. This postdoc researcher will consult colleagues on the design and conduct of ...

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De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 uur
€ 3238 - € 4084 per maand


At the section of Health Economics & Health Technology Assessment we are searching for a postdoc researcher in the field of cost-effectiveness research. This postdoc researcher will consult colleagues on the design and conduct of cost-effectiveness studies, and assist in/perform the analysis and interpretation of such studies. He/she will participate in a large methodological project aimed at developing new methods for the analysis of routinely collected cost-effectiveness data. In addition, the postdoc will participate in the further development of a research group on the methods of cost-effectiveness studies by writing grant applications as main applicant. Finally, the postdoc researcher will participate in courses at the BSc, MSc and postgraduate levels, and supervise research internships by BSc and MSc students Health Sciences.


• PhD in Health Economics, Epidemiology, Health Sciences, Econometrics or Biostatistics or a closely related discipline;
• Demonstrable expertise in the field of cost-effectiveness research;
• Excellent command of written and spoken English (Dutch is a pre);
• In possession of or prepared to obtain the University Teaching Qualification;
• Eager to participate in teaching activities;
• Good knowledge of statistical software such as R and Stata is an advantage.


The appointment will be initially for 1 year. After satisfactory evaluation of the initial appointment, it can be extended for a total duration of 4 years. Information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment can be found at www.workingatvu.nl and includes:
• Remuneration of 8,3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance;
• A minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
• Generous contribution (65%) commuting allowance based on public transport.

The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and ranges from a minimum of € 3238,00 Euro gross per month up to a maximum of € 4084,00 Euro gross per month (salary scale 10.5 – 10.12 CAO NU) based on fulltime employment.

Additional information

For additional information please contact:
Dr. Judith E. Bosmans
Phone number +31 (0)20 5982843
E-mail: j.e.bosmans@vu.nl

Applicants are requested to write a letter in which they describe their abilities and motivation, accompanied by a curriculum vitae and the names of one or two references. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Judith E. Bosmans and sent by e-mail before October 26th, 2017.
Please mention the vacancy number in the e-mail header. The first round of job interviews will be held on Friday, November 3.

Acquisition due to this vacancy is not appreciated.


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) is a leading, innovative and growing university that is at the heart of society and actively contributes to new developments in teaching and research. Our university has ten faculties, and provides work for over 4,500 staff and scientific education for more than 23,000 students.

The Faculty of Science of VU University Amsterdam encourages scientists and students to find sustainable solutions to the complex issues of this day and age. With over 5,700 students and 1,300 staff, it is the largest faculty of the VU. With great dedication, we practice science addressing every manner of subject centered around four domains: Information Sciences, Human Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability, and Fundamentals of Science. The collaboration between scientists working on fundamental and applied research allows communities to be built beyond the borders of the various disciplines, following new and innovative pathways. Our Amsterdam Zuidas location also offers unique opportunities for international exchange and collaboration.

The research at the Department of Health Sciences aims to improve public health which is defined as "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals”. Our research is embedded in the Amsterdam Public Health and Amsterdam Movement Sciences institutes. In addition, the department is responsible for the BSc and MSc programs Health Sciences.

The section of Health Economics & Health Technology Assessment we perform and assist in the conduct of cost-effectiveness studies mainly in the field of mental health, musculoskeletal health, nutrition and lifestyle, but we are also involved in other research projects conducted at the VUmc.
In addition, we are involved in research projects to improve the use of statistical methods within cost-effectiveness studies and to develop new methods.