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Data scientist Amsterdam Dementia Cohort

Data scientist Amsterdam Dementia Cohort
Data scientist Amsterdam Dementia Cohort
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  • Hours: 24 uur per week
  • Location: Locatie VUmc
  • Contract type: fixed-term
  • Salary: € 2.844 - € 3.787
  • React until: 13 July 2022
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The project

At Alzheimer Center Amsterdam,  patient care and scientific research go hand in hand. All patients who visit the Alzheimer Center for diagnostics and treatment are asked for permission to include their clinical data in the Amsterdam Dementia Cohort (ADC). The clinical and imaging data (MRI) collected in this way can thus be used for scientific purposes.

The ADC consists of almost 10,000 patients, and it forms the basis for a large part of the clinical research of Alzheimer Center Amsterdam. We are looking for a determined researcher with both clinical and information technology skills to complement our database team.

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About your role

As a data scientist you are responsible for managing, monitoring and optimizing data flows, registering data according to the FAIR principles and issuing clinical and MRI datasets to our researchers.

You act as a link between clinical researchers, the database of the Amsterdam Dementia Cohort, and support departments such as ICT, Business Intelligence, and Research Data Management.

Your main duties and responsibilities are:

  • Managing and monitoring the data flows on the SQL server of the Amsterdam Dementia Cohort.
  • Managing and monitoring image data on Research PACS and XNAT.
  • Setting up and implementing new integrations between patient information systems and the Amsterdam Dementia Cohort.
  • Supporting researchers in preparing data requests.
  • Issuing datasets to researchers inside and outside our center.
About you

We are looking for a data scientist graduated in medical information science, or a post-doc with a different background with an affinity with neuroscientific research who works accurately, is proactive, has a flexible attitude and likes to work within a diverse team consisting of researchers, information architects, and data stewards.

Our future colleague:

  • has research experience in data science, medical information science, or data science related projects from Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Neurology, or a related field, for example in the context of a PhD
  • has affinity with the epidemiology of dementia
  • has good communication skills
  • experience with SQL, Microsoft Access, UNIX, Python is a plus.
Our offer
  • Salary scale 8-10 depending on education and experience
  • A contract for one year (12 months) with the intention to extend.
  • Besides a good basic salary, you will also receive an 8.3% year-end bonus and 8% holiday allowance. Calculate your net salary here.
  • Free and unlimited access to our online learning environment GoodHabitz.
  • Pension accrual with ABP, of which we pay 70% of the premium.
  • Reimbursement of 75% of your public transport costs. Would you rather travel by bike? Then we have a good bicycle scheme.
  • An active personnel association and the Young Amsterdam UMC association, both of which organise fun (sports) activities and event
About your workplace

Alzheimer Center Amsterdam was established to serve patient care and patient-related scientific research into various forms of dementia. With over 100 employees, we are part of the Neurology department of Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc.

The team consists of various disciplines and is focused on care and research in the field of dementia. Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Wiesje van der Flier (Scientific Director) and Prof. Dr. Yolande Pijnenburg (Medical Director), we conduct high-quality clinical scientific research, in which young passionate researchers join forces with experienced staff members. In a personal and committed working environment, we strive for top-class patient care and world-class research.

Amsterdam UMC has an open culture. This means that we hope that everyone feels welcome in our organization and that we strive to offer equal opportunities to everyone. We therefore cordially invite all interested parties to respond to this vacancy. Check out our approach to diversity and inclusion.
What to expect
A job in our beautiful capital city
Working for the favorite employer in healthcare (intermediary 2021)
All colleagues have the same goal: contributing to tomorrow’s care
There is room for development, deepening and broadening of your knowledge
An active staff association that organizes fun activities and arranges discounts on products and services for you
Amsterdam UMC innovates continuously, which requires a flexible attitude from everyone
Two large locations, good for your pedometer!
You have more than 15.000 colleagues, not all of whom you will get to know personally
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During the publication period, applications are processed on a continuous basis. Upon filling the vacancy, it will be closed prematurely. 

For more information about this position, you can contact Dr. Casper de Boer via

For more information about the application process please contact Tanja Hart, Recruitment adviser, via 06-21603178 or via

A reference check, screening and hiring test may be part of the procedure. Read here whether this also applies to you. If you join us, we ask for a VOG (Certificate of Good Conduct).

In case of equal suitability, internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.