Vacancy: Junior literature researcher quality standards

This vacancy has been recommended by the Trimbos Institute.

Do you want to learn about tools and methods that can improve care? Are you an analyst with a heart for the practice? Then we are looking for you!
For 28-32 hours per week.

Where will you be working
The Quality Standards Centre of the Trimbos Institute develops, implements and researches instruments and methods that can improve care. The most important instruments are: evidence-based guidelines and other quality standards, patient information, decision aids, quick scans, feasibility analysis, bottleneck analysis, care pathways and training. Think, for example, of standards on anxiety and personality disorders or themes such as the use of experiential expertise. We work for various clients within the mental health care and social domain (including youth care). We focus on clients and their environment, social workers, policy makers and financiers. The centre operates from the Care and Participation programme and fulfils a pivotal role in the Trimbos Institute in the field of care standards and guideline development.

What are your duties
Around literature review:

  • Search and selection of international scientific articles based on a review protocol for the development of quality standards;
  • assessing the risk of bias (RoB) of these scientific studies;
  • Collaborating on meta-analyses and applying the GRADE method to assess the degree of confidence in the results found for each outcome measure;
  • summarising the scientific evidence for each basic question in the quality standard;
  • collect the results of scientific evidence, client preferences and professional preferences in an orderly fashion so that they can be translated into guideline recommendations;
  • Collaboratively or independently drafting review protocols for literature searches;
  • To contribute to the preparation of project proposals, budgets and/or grant applications in the context of acquisition projects;
  • monitor planning, budget and progress for your part in the

Around other projects:

  • The team in which you work focuses not only on quality standards, but also on projects concerning the care and participation of people with (severe) mental illness.

What you bring

  • A completed academic degree in psychology, social sciences, health sciences, or similar program;
  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience;
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of literature research and/or epidemiology is an advantage;
  • Knowledge and/or affinity in the field of mental health (care);
  • Experience with project-based work is an advantage;
  • a proactive and independent attitude to work;
  • excellent interpersonal skills, in which working with others and maintaining a network are important;
  • excellent knowledge of the Dutch and English languages, both verbally and in writing

What do we offer
A competitive salary (FWG 50) and a challenging and inspiring work environment with good secondary working conditions in accordance with the CAO-GGZ, including an end-of-year bonus of 8.33%, training facilities, flexible working hours and inclusion in the Healthcare and Welfare Pension Fund.

The appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of extension.

The Trimbos Institute is an inspiring, informal and professional working environment with social impact. You will be working at a leading scientific institute. Among other things, we make advanced (digital) interventions, prevention programs and treatment methods and we have a social role to inform policy makers, politicians and professionals about substance use, addiction and the mental health of the Dutch population.

More information
For more information about the vacancy you can contact Prof. dr. Hans Kroon, Programme Head Care & Participation or drs. Daniƫlle van Duin, Head of the Quality Standards Centre, can be reached via the general telephone number +31 (0)30-2971100 and via e-mail at

How to apply
Please send your written application until Monday 22 November 2021 to
for the attention of prof. dr. Hans Kroon, quoting vacancy number 043.21.

You can also respond through our vacancy site via “Respond now”. There you can upload your cover letter and resume.

The first interviews will take place on Thursday afternoon 2December 2021. A possible follow-up interview will be planned in consultation.

The personal data from your application (including your letter/e-mail and CV) will be destroyed no later than four weeks after the end of the application procedure.

Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated.

Date of entry: 16 November 2021