Post doctoraal onderzoeker Epidemiologie

Post doctoraal onderzoeker Epidemiologie

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1 Feb 23 Feb Utrecht

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Together with our team of Infectious Diseases Epidemiologists and Data Scientists you will help built and explore a digital health research environment for studies on the link between infections and non-communicable diseases

Job description

At the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary care, one of our focus areas is the study of acute infections and non-communicable diseases (e.g. cardiovascular, auto-immune) and how these are related. To this end, large health databases are explored for disease patterns and associations. As a post-doctoral researcher you will be at the center of this focus area and help built the digital research environment of linked databases, as well as explore these databases for various research questions. This infrastructure will facilitate research on existing data and data that are yet to be collected and linked. Your position will be partly funded by and is embedded in the Data Science Plan of the Julius Center. This will provide you with a unique opportunity to work closely together with a group of highly motivated and talented data scientists working on relevant, real-world methodological issues using state-of-the art data science methodology.

In your day-to-day work you will be contributing to several ongoing epidemiological research projects at the intersection between infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases, including long-COVID. You will be maintaining and expanding the current digital research environment for these studies and contribute to development of new research initiatives. You will also be supervising PhD and MSc students working with these data. Throughout your work you will collaborate closely with our data scientists group developing, evaluating and applying novel data science methodology. You will get the opportunity to use and further develop your methodological research expertise.


University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht)


You have completed a university master's degree in epidemiology, data science, or a comparable study and have obtained a Ph.D. (or have completed your dissertation, pending defense).
  • Experience in healthcare data research is an advantage.
  • Experience with methods research and state-of-the art data science methodology is preferred.
  • Proficient in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • You are results-oriented and seek collaboration with others to achieve your goals.
  • Analytical, accurate, and possess perseverance.
  • A good command of Dutch, both spoken and written, is an advantage

Conditions of employment

The maximum salary for this position (32 - 36 hours) is € 5.292,00 gross per month based on full-time employment.

In addition, we offer an annual benefit of 8.3%, holiday allowance, travel expenses and career opportunities. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Cao University Medical Centers (UMC).


You will be part of a large consortium of interdisciplinary researchers dedicated to investigating epidemiological infectious diseases at a global level. You will be assigned to the Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care, part of the University Medical Centre Utrecht, and you will be embedded in the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases research group. The Julius Centre conducts (epidemiological) research on cardiovascular diseases, cancer, infectious diseases, mental health, as well as methodology and biostatistics ( It is a leading and multidisciplinary research centre. The research group Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases aligns its activities with the focus area programme Infection and Immunity.


  • Postdoc
  • Health
  • 32—36 hours per week
  • max. €5292 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 2024-4367


University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht)

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