Assistant Professor | ‘Biostatistics for High-Dimensional Data’

Assistant Professor | ‘Biostatistics for High-Dimensional Data’

Published Deadline Location
14 Jan 4 Feb Amsterdam
With a strong background in developing new computational and/or statistical methods, you support high medical research!

Job description

Your job will primarily consist of methodological research and data analysis support for medical research. You will also be involved in teaching statistics (~10%).


VU university medical center (VUmc)


We are looking for an assistant professor with the following background:

  • You hold a PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, Machine Learning or a closely related discipline;
  • You have a strong background in developing new computational and/or statistical methods;
  • You have experience with high-dimensional data, e.g. genomics or imaging data;
  • You have good programming skills, preferably in R;
  • You have good communicative skills;
  • You are a very independent researcher, with the ambition to acquire research grants.

High-level expertise on statistical machine learning is an advantage.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: one year, with prospect of extension or permanent positioning.

Salary Scale 11: 3808 tot 5226 euro gross when employed full-time (depending on qualifications and experience).

This faculty position is initially for one year, but has the prospect of an extension or permanent position, depending on achievements. We offer you the opportunity to further develop your skills, to deepen and broaden your knowledge, and to follow additional training. Working at Amsterdam UMC means working in an inspiring and professional environment where development is encouraged in every respect.

What we also offer

  • Additional benefits include an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday pay;
  • Your pension premium will be paid by us for 2/3;
  • We reimburse 75% of your OV travel costs (commuting costs).

For more information about our employment conditions, please visit our website.

For Dutch citizens it is mandatory to provide a VOG (a declaration of good behaviour).

Additional information

Don’t hesitate to call us!

If you’re interested about this position, you can contact prof. dr. ir. Mark van de Wiel, via telephone number +31 (0)20 444 44 74.

If you need more information about the application procedure, contact Brend de Jong, corporate recruiter at +31 (0)20 444 56 35.

You can apply till 4 February 2020 by using the apply button which will refer you to an application form of Amsterdam UMC. 

Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated.


  • Professor, associate professor, assistant professor & lecturer
  • Natural sciences; Health; Engineering
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €3808—€5226 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT 25510


VU university medical center (VUmc)

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De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV, Amsterdam

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Application procedure

Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 4 Feb 2020 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).