Post-doctoral scientist position clinical trials and personalized medicine


Klinische Farmacie & Farmacologie

Working Enviroment

We offer a unique, multidisciplinary working and learning environment with possibilities to develop expertise in a diversity of research areas and involvement in ongoing large international clinical drug trials. You will be working in an energetic and enthusiastic team of more than 30 researchers from diverse backgrounds. The group has an extensive network, both nationally and internationally.

Job description

As a medical doctor you want to make a difference in the lives of people with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease: now and in the future. That is why you consciously choose to work as a Post-doctoral scientist in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology of the UMCG, a dynamic department where research and clinical practice are intertwined. We solve clinical questions through our translational clinical research programs. We aim to improve patient care with the results of our scientific approach. We believe that optimal therapy for every patiënt with diabetes and/or chronic kidney disease can be found. As a Post-doctoral scientist and medical doctor we will support you to pursue your ambition. UMCG Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology therefore offers you opportunities to follow your interests and give your talent space.

Clinical research within the department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology focuses on personalized medicine for the treatment of renal and cardiovascular complications of type 2 diabetes. Principal investigators within the department are involved in numerous clinical trials and large cohort studies to develop new methods of tailoring medications using biomarker based approaches and improve clinical trial designs by integrating novel methodological techniques.


To support ongoing research and clinical trials the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology is soliciting for a 3-year fulltime Post-doctoral position for a medical doctor. The candidate is expected to:
- Be responsible for initiating and conducting new clinical trials and for operational conduct of clinical trials according to Standard Operating Procedures to assure quality of research;
- Carrie out statistical analyses and be involved in database development, this may include assisting lead biostatisticians for clinical trials performed in cardio-metabolic conditions;
- Supervise and assist in writing study reports and scientific publications;
- Assist and supervise PhD fellows (medical doctors) in conduct, analysis and interpretation of clinical studies;
- Stays current on relevant research via statistical or medical training, self-study, internal training and courses, external conferences and courses, for example.

We are looking for an enthusiastic medical doctor or epidemiologist with a PhD degree or equivalent in medical sciences. Experience in the conduct, analysis and interpretation of clinical trials is required. The candidate has knowledge and experience with statistical software. We expect the candidate demonstrates professional competence and is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Sufficient proficiency in Dutch language is required. The candidate has experience in English writing.

Candidates who have (almost) completed their Master’s degree are invited to respond.

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.

In case of specific professions a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ is required.

Conditions of employment

We offer an fulltime Post-doctorial position (36 hours a week) for a period of three years. After a positive evaluation, the contract will be extended for the remaining part of the project. Your salary will be a maximum of € 4.800,- gross per month in the first year of the appointment (scale 10), depending on your qualifications and relevant experience and based on a full-time appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centres (CAO-UMC).

Intended starting date: 1 January 2023

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy you may contact:

prof. dr. Hiddo Lambers Heerspink telefoonnummer 050 3617 589
dr Jasper Stevens telefoonnummer 050 3617 875

Applying for a job

Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed. Your application should include your motivation, curriculum vitae, and contact information of at least two references. You can apply until 1 December 2022. Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.

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