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Vacancy: PhD-student/promoter vaccination National Vaccination Programme

This vacancy has been submitted by the Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM).  width=

Job title
For the research project ‘Developments and determinants of vaccination coverage National Vaccination Programme’ of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) we are looking for a PHD student / PhD candidate. This project is carried out in cooperation with Statistics Netherlands (CBS). You will be working at the National Vaccination Programme department of the Centre for Epidemiology and Surveillance of Infectious Diseases and will collaborate intensively with researchers from other departments at RIVM and with Statistics Netherlands.

Your research and the data from the project will be used to provide a national overview of vaccination coverage at the small-scale level. The aim is to contribute to insights into local infection risks and to the design of targeted local interventions.

As a PhD student you will have an active role in setting up and carrying out the project in which, using the vaccination register at the RIVM and other existing registers at Statistics Netherlands, research will be carried out into population characteristics associated with vaccination coverage and developments over time with regard to vaccination coverage.

You ensure that the logistics surrounding the project run smoothly. You will keep abreast of relevant scientific literature and write academic articles in English resulting in a dissertation. You will present the results of your work at (inter)national conferences.

Job requirements

  • You have a completed MSc. biomedical sciences, health sciences, medicine or similar research-oriented training.
  • You have knowledge of quantitative data collection and analyzing this data using static programs such as SAS or R (Pré).
  • You have an affinity for conducting data linkage studies.
  • You have good communication skills in word and writing.
  • You make contact easily and are enterprising.
  • You have integrity.
  • You like to organize and you have perseverance.
  • You can work well independently and cooperate well.

Terms of employment
Salary descriptionThe salary (36-hour working week) is determined on the basis of the salary scales of the CAO Rijks (Chapters 6, 17 and 19) and increases in four steps from scale 8, step 0 (as at 01 July 2020 € 2,623 gross per month) to scale 8, step 8 (as at 1 July 2020 € 3,546 gross per month) in the fourth year.
Employment contract: Employment contract for a fixed period
Contract duration: 48 months
Minimum number of hours per week: 32
Maximum number of hours per week: 36

Other terms of employment
In addition to your salary, you will receive an Individual Choices Budget (IKB). The IKB consists of money (16,37% of your gross annual salary) and time. With IKB you can make the choices that suit you and you can compile part of your terms of employment yourself. For example, you can choose to have part of your monthly income paid out when you want. You can also convert this budget into leave or spend it on tax-friendly purposes. Central government attaches great importance to personal growth and career development and offers numerous opportunities for this. The secondary employment conditions include various study facilities, company fitness, full reimbursement of your public transport commuting expenses and partially paid parental leave.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Digital application
Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM) invites you to apply for a position on their website. The link below will take you directly to the application form. The State places value on a diverse and inclusive organization. Working in diverse teams makes us more effective, more innovative and enjoyable. Everybody is therefore invited to apply.

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