Vacancies 69721-Postdoc-Cost-effectiveness-analysis-and-data-envelopment-analysis-in-the-field-of-pathology
  • 36 hours a week
  • Temporary
  • 1 year
  • Date of publication: 17 July 2019
  • Deadline: 26 August 2019
  • Scale 10: max € 62537 gross per year at full employment (incl. vacation bonus and end of year payments)
  • First interview scheduled: Week 36 2019
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Job description

For the ZonMw PATH project, there is a vacancy for a postdoc for one year starting no later than January 2020. The postdoc should have knowledge of and preferably experience with cost-effectiveness and health economic modelling. The postdoc will be supervised by Veerle Coupe (VU, Amsterdam) and Eddy Adang (Radboudumc, Nijmegen). Either one of the locations, VU Amsterdam or Radboudumc Nijmegen, can serve as primary place of employment. The postdoc is expected to be flexible with regard to traveling between these locations for consultation.
Targeted therapies are a breakthrough in the treatment of cancer. The big challenge is to predict which patients benefit from these expensive drugs. DNA analysis of tumor tissue is considered instrumental for this. Fast technological developments and complexity of these analyses ask for a coordinated approach for optimal accessibility and quality. In the PATH project pathology departments and treating physicians will closely collaborate to meet these aims.

The postdoc will be involved in health economic modelling on patient level, the cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) part, and on pathology laboratory level, the data envelopment analysis (DEA) part of the project. The postdoc can count on support of experts on both fields of research, CEA and DEA.


  • PhD degree in a relevant area.
  • Affinity with health economics.
  • Affinity with diagnostic processes aimed at optimizing cancer treatment options.
  • You are creative, analytic, highly motivated, able to function well both independently and in a multidisciplinary team, have good social and communicative skills.
  • Willing to collaborate with and interact between different research groups and disciplines.


The department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc, supports and initiates biomedical, epidemiological and biostatistical research. The department also coordinates the epidemiology and statistics courses for bachelor and master students. One of the main research topics is epidemiological, mathematical and cost-effectiveness research of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

The Department for Health Evidence consists of 90 employees with expertise in biostatistics, health technology assessment, cancer epidemiology, reproductive epidemiology and risk assessment, offering a multidisciplinary environment for methodological research in medicine. All specializations work in close collaboration with many clinical departments in the Radboudumc. 

Radboudumc strives to be a leading developer of sustainable, innovative and affordable healthcare to improve the health and wellbeing of people and society in the Netherlands and beyond. This is the core of our mission: To have a significant impact on healthcare. To get a better picture of what this entails, check out our strategy.

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Employment conditions

Upon commencement of employment we require a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG) and there will be, depending on the type of job, a screening based on the provided cv. Radboud university medical center’s HR Department will apply for this certificate on your behalf.

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Comments and contact information

All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Veerle Coupé, Associate Professor VUMC or from Dr. Eddy Adang, Associate Professor. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Please apply before August 26, 2019.
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