Assistant Professor Methods of Medical Device Research
- Regio Utrecht
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The landscape of healthcare is changing rapidly. New promising and exciting innovations are entering the market almost on a daily basis. Additionally, we observe transitions from hospital to primary care, a rapid increase in eHealth innovations and medical apps, and of big data and machine learning approaches. All these developments are often induced or supported by technological innovations and devices, which may serve therapeutic, diagnostic, prognostic, monitoring or screening purposes. Ideally, medical devices only enter the market once there is evidence of positive effects on the patient’s health or on the healthcare system at large. The merely one-size-fits-all pathway to evaluate the effectiveness and harms for medical drugs has been established for decades. For medical devices, such as implants, diagnostics and eHealth or apps, this methodological pathway is much less strict or clear. New European-wide regulation (the so-called MDR) demands more rigorous evaluations of devices, but there will not be a methodological one-size-fits-all approach. Different devices will require a different methodological evaluation pathway. As the successful candidate for this position, you will be studying which methodological approaches (e.g. which designs, types of data and statistical analyses) best suit the evaluation of different types of medical devices and innovations. The focus will be on non-drug innovations.
You will be participating in the Methodology Program in the Department of Epidemiology at the Julius Center, UMC Utrecht. This program evaluates and improves statistical and epidemiological methods with a focus on measuring the effectiveness and safety of healthcare innovations such as non-drug interventions, medical tests, biomarkers, prediction models and medical apps. You will be working as part of an energetic, enthusiastic team of researchers from a range of backgrounds. The Julius Center has an extensive national and international network.
As the ideal candidate for this position, you hold a PhD in a clinical epidemiological or biostatistics-related field. You have extensive experience in and knowledge of the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical (drug or device) evaluation studies. You have excellent teamwork skills and are capable of communicating your ideas with peers. Fluent written and spoken English is required, and proficiency in Dutch is desirable.
The maximum salary for this position (100%) is € 5.226,00 gross per month based on full-time employment (work week 36 hours). This job is based on a temporary position for temporary - at least two years.
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).
For this 100% post, the salary will be based on education and qualifications with a minimum of €3.808,- and maximum of €5.226,- . This will be a temporary appointment for at least two years. Starting with one year.
Acquisition based on this jobopening is not appreciated.