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Vacature: Postdoc Big Data project Opioids-Benzodiazepines in Arthroplasty Patients

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Vacancy number LUMC: A.23.KH.MS.60
Category: Teaching & Research staff
Area:  Research
Appointment: parttime
Education: PhD
Hours: 30 hours per week
Type of employment: temporary
Salary: max. € 5,088
Closing date: 27-08-2023

Are you enthusiastic about working with big data, and do you want to enhance your skills  in  (pharmaco) epidemiological research? Then we would like to meet you!

What you do
Both opioids and benzodiazepines are highly addictive substances and have sedating effects. When used alone, they can depress the respiratory system, impair cognition, slow response times and increase the risk of falling. It is known that using both drugs together can be very dangerous. Therefore in several guidelines clinicians are warned not to prescribe them together. Nonetheless some studies have shown that patients frequently combine these drugs. However, European studies on this topic are lacking. Moreover it is not clear what the consequences of this concurrent prescriptions are in patients with a hip or knee replacement.

In the Netherlands annually >65.000 patients undergo arthroplasty surgery, hence (chronic) opioid use in combination with benzodiazepines may be substantial, with a major impact on patients’ lives and society. Therefore with this project we will evaluate opioid prescriptions in combination with benzodiazepines patients in with a hip or knee replacement. In this project you will make use of several epidemiological and statistical methods to answer the research questions. Data from the Dutch Arthroplasty register will be linked to the Dutch Foundation of Pharmacy (SFK), including over 300.000 arthroplasties. Within this project there will be a close collaboration with the department of Orthopaedics, the department Clinical Epidemiology, the department of Anaesthesiology and the Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS). You will enhance your methodological skills in pharmoco epidemiology, author publications, support in writing grants and guide students.

What we ask

  • You hold a PhD in medicine, epidemiology, pharmacology, or health sciences;
  • You have an affinity with the subject and good computer skills.

Your career at the LUMC
Getting better by breaking new ground; that’s our mission. This applies not only to healthcare, but also to our employees. In order to be able to continue to learn and develop, we offer internal and external training. You are also entitled to an end-of-year bonus (8,3%), holiday allowance, sports budget and bicycle scheme. Furthermore, as an employee of LUMC, you are also affiliated with the ABP pension fund. This means that 70% of your pension premium is paid by LUMC, leaving you with a higher net salary. Nice, right?
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Your workplace
At Leiden University Medical Center, we work continuously to improve patient care. We invest in pioneering, international research and work with the latest equipment. Together with our physicians, specialized caregivers, faculty, scientific researchers and support staff, we strive for the highest quality in healthcare, education and international research.

More information

  • You will be given an employment contract for 1 year, with a possible extension of 1 year.
  • As a postdoc, your salary ranges from a minimum of € 3,230 to a maximum of  € 5,088 (scale 10, CAO UMC). These figures are based on full-time employment.
  • Giving a presentation is part of the procedure.
  • Applications from employment/recruitment agencies will not be considered.

Dr. M.G.J. Gademan – assistant professor, department of Orthopaedics
+31 (0)71 526 3613

Datum plaatsing: 3 augustus 2023

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