Postdoc 'The early evaluation of innovations in healthcare'

Postdoc 'The early evaluation of innovations in healthcare'

Published Deadline Location
8 Feb 6 Mar Nijmegen

Job description

The Science Department IQ Health at Radboudumc is seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to join our team as a postdoctoral researcher in early Health Technology Assessment (HTA). This position offers an exciting opportunity to collaborate closely with innovators and clinicians, and to contribute to cutting-edge research in the field of healthcare evaluation and decision-making. Are you interested in evaluating healthcare innovations alongside their development, to optimize their value for patients and society? This is the job for you!

As a postdoctoral researcher you will work closely with our team of researchers to conduct early HTAs. The primary focus will be on evaluating a new promising immunotherapy for ovarian cancer patients. This involves a health economic modeling study, an interview study and a cost analysis. With these analyses you will help the innovator and clinicians to make better decisions on further development and research. Furthermore you will collaborate in other projects and/or teaching, depending on your interests. You will contribute to important transitions at the interface between healthcare and policy making.

You will be working in a motivated, interdisciplinary team, within the Health Systems & Health Technology Assessment (HeSHTA) group of the Science Department IQ Health. At HeSHTA we support society in making informed decisions at micro (e.g. patients, health professionals), meso (e.g. hospitals) and macro level (e.g. ministries of health, payers), in order to promote an equitable, (fiscally) sustainable, and high-quality health system. We do this by providing first-class quality education, research and consultancy. You will also work closely with the departments of Laboratory Medicine and Gynecology.

Tasks and responsibilities
As a postdoc:
  • You will explore the value of a new promising immunotherapy for ovarian cancer patients, by means of health economic modeling, performing interviews and performing a cost analysis.
  • You will analyze both qualitative and quantitative data, and present your findings in (scientific) publications as well as on conferences and/or symposia.
  • You work in an interdisciplinary team of researchers from different fields to inform decisions on development and research.
  • You expand your network by working together with (inter)national research groups.
  • You can, if interested, contribute to teaching activities for (bio)medical students, and other relevant research projects of the group.

Specifications

Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)

Requirements

As a postdoctoral researcher you are motivated, flexible, creative, efficient, realistic and you take initiative. You have the ability to collaborate with a team of people from different backgrounds, but also to work independently.

Moreover you have:
  • Obtained or nearly obtained a PhD in the field of (bio)medical sciences, health sciences, science & technology studies or another relevant field.
  • A drive to contribute to the sustainability of the healthcare system.
  • Experience with decision modeling and interview studies.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, at least in English and preferably in Dutch.
  • Proven interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and the early evaluation of innovation.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year with a possible extension.

Starting date is 1 May 2024. At Radboud university medical center, you build on your future. We are committed to providing the best care, education, and research. And we are true to our word, because we help you develop and seize opportunities and give you the room to grow. As an employer, we believe that employees should feel vital and happy at work in all stages of life. We are also committed to creating a healthy and safe working environment. Our employment conditions contribute to that. What we offer:
  • A gross monthly salary in scale 10 between € 3.359 and € 5.292 (for a full-time appointment). You will also receive an 8% holiday allowance, an 8.3% end-of-year bonus, and a 47% to 72% bonus for working unsocial hours.
  • Plenty of opportunities for personal development. You can take a variety of courses in our online learning environment. You can also share knowledge with colleagues through digital learning spaces – perfect for getting inspired and inspiring others.
  • Your well-being and vitality are our priorities. For instance, you can enjoy a 40% discount on a sports subscription at the Radboud Sports Center along with access to the Healthy Professionals program designed to assist you in managing your energy. If you are going through a life-changing event, our Company Support Team and a personal coach are there to help you.
  • If you are going through a life-changing event, our Company Support Team and a personal coach are there to help you.
  • Support in achieving a good work-life balance at every stage of your life. This includes advice and training courses (from ‘Millennial Dilemmas’ to ‘Your Career After 57’), activities at our own mindfulness center, and informal caregiving consultations if you have questions about juggling work and caregiving responsibilities at home.
  • 168 holiday hours per year (23 days) based on a 36-hour working week.
  • 26 weeks of parental leave, nine of which are paid.
  • You build up a pension by ABP Pension Fund, and Radboudumc pays 70% of the pension premium.
  • Discounts on health insurance and ten other types of insurance, from home insurance to legal assistance.
  • An allowance for your travel expenses or a working-from-home allowance of €2 per day.

Employer

Radboudumc

You will be working in the IQ Health department. A department highly active in education, research, and consultation/services. IQ Health originated from the former Health Evidence department and IQ healthcare.

IQ Health is a state-of-the-art research and education center where research methods themselves are also the subject of study and development. Through education and consultation (services), we help Radboudumc as well as external organizations to apply the right research methods.

Preventing illness, improving care! In this way, we contribute to the mission of Radboudumc; To have a significant impact on health and healthcare.

The IQ Health department consists of approximately 200 colleagues. The heart of the IQ Health department consists of six Education & Research Groups. These groups collaborate internally and externally (nationally and internationally) on current themes and have a connection to the two core tasks: education and research. Additionally, the groups provide external consultation.

Radboudumc
Welcome to Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc), where our research groups strive for innovative solutions that make impact on health and healthcare. We challenge the status quo to overcome current and future health challenges. Our goal is to shape the future of healthcare for generations to come. Our focus is on prevention, sustainability, and meaningful care, which we achieve through our in-depth understanding of disease mechanisms, clinical science, public health research, medical technology and data science. Our approach is centered on breakthroughs that can truly enhance personalized healthcare and public health.

At Radboudumc, a comprehensive range of research programs provide the compass for our research efforts. Each program has a clear goal, where collaboration within and outside our organization is highly valued. We integrate care, education and research in partnership with our patients to ensure that our research programs have significant impact on health and healthcare. We invite you to join us in our mission to create a healthy future for all.

Additional information

Any questions? Or wondering what it is like to work at Radboudumc? Then call, send a message or email to
Dr. Janneke Grutters, Associate Professor at the Science Department IQ Health. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Specifications

  • Postdoc; Research, development, innovation
  • Behaviour and society; Health
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €3359—€5292 per month
  • University graduate
  • 190426-P1428827-1

Employer

Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)

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Location

Geert Grooteplein-Zuid 10, 6525 GA, Nijmegen

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Application procedure

Any questions? Or wondering what it is like to work at Radboudumc? Then call, send a message or email to
Dr. Janneke Grutters, Associate Professor at the Science Department IQ Health. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Any questions? Or wondering what it is like to work at Radboudumc? Then call, send a message or email to
Dr. Janneke Grutters, Associate Professor at the Science Department IQ Health. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Make sure to apply no later than 6 Mar 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).