Evaluation of Information Technology in Cancer Care

  • Apply before: 1 juli 2018
  • 36 hour a week

The job
At the AMC Oncological Center we continue to provide the best care for cancer patients. In a nationwide collaboration with other university medical centers, under supervision of the NFU, we have undertaken several projects to improve regional oncological networks. One of these projects is the study of the role of decision support systems, more specifically Oncoguide ( Moreover, the AMC plays a leading role in the Multidisciplinary System approach, together with LUMC and UMCG. For this project we are looking for a PhD student with a keen interest in evaluation of cancer care, and information technology, who will assess the role of Oncoguide in the Amsterdam region, develops and evaluates content for Oncoguide based on the 2018/2019 colorectal cancer guidelines, and participates in the Multidisciplinary System approach.

Our department
The AMC is more than just a hospital. It is a world in which patient care, research and education are integrated, and in which people are always central. It is an academic world full of possibilities for talented individuals that are looking for a place where they can excel. Thinking big, daring to dream, cooperating internationally. And never letting yourself be put off by ‘It’s not possible’ or ’It won’t work anyway’. That is the AMC mentality. We offer a position within the department of medical oncology at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, embedded in the AMC / VUmc Cancer Center Amsterdam.

Your experience
We are looking for a PhD student with proven interest in oncology and/or information technology. Medical students,Technical Medicine students and Biomedical students can all apply. You will work together with other teams from different university medical centers (LUMC and UMCG), and will need to have close ties with the hospitals studying the role of Oncoguide in the Amsterdam area. For the development of the colorectal cancer guideline content, you will work parallel with experts in the field. We are therefore seeking a very pro-active person with excellent communication skills.

Our offer
You will initially be offered an employment contract for a period of 6 months at the AMC, with the possibility of extension with another 2.5 years. You will be employed by AMC Medical Research BV. The salary is in accordance with the CAO-UMC. PhD students (Onderzoeker in Opleiding) are placed in scale 21, with a fulltime gross salary that ranges from € 2.279,- to € 2919,- and is based on qualifications and experience. For a doctor (Arts-Onderzoeker) it’s scale 10, with a fulltime gross salary that ranges from € 2919,- to €4.216,- and is based on qualifications and experience. In addition we offer a vacation allowance of 8% of the gross yearly salary and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

Your application
If you wish to apply for this position, then use this link. For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Martijn G.H. van Oijen, via

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Keywords: Vacancy, Research, PhD, Oncology, Information technology. Medical students, Technical Medicine students, Biomedical Sciences, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland