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Investigating epidemiological methods for large clinical observational studies

   Department of Medical Statistics

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  Prof S le Cessie  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Vacancy number: D.16.MV.RM.19
PhD student m/f, Leiden

The position
We’re looking for a PhD student to join our research group investigating epidemiological methods for large clinical observational studies. Data of these studies often suffer from selection bias, misclassification and incomplete information in exposure, confounding variables and outcome. In this project you will derive and evaluate epidemiological methods which can account for this, using the large amount of (often correlated) available data, in order to derive causal effect estimates.

Your profile
You are a Master’s graduate in a quantitative field such as statistics, mathematics or econometrics with a strong affinity for biomedical research or you have graduated in Biomedical Science and have a strong methodological focus. You are fluent in English and, preferably, Dutch.

The organisation
The LUMC is a centre for medical innovation that aims to improve patient care through scientific research. It trains doctors, medical care specialists and researchers for this purpose. This is a joint project of the departments of Medical Statistics and Clinical Epidemiology at Leiden University Medical Centre.

Further information
A detailed description of this position can be found on (select ‘Job opportunities’). If you have any questions or would like to have more information about this position, please contact professor S. le Cessie, associate professor, department of Clinical Epidemiology and department of Medical Statistics and Bioinformatics, telephone +31 (0)71 526 21 24, e-mail [Email Address Removed].

How to apply
If you are interested in this position, please complete the application form ( before 18 July 2016. You may also apply through the website

Funding Notes

What we offer
You will be employed on the basis of a 36-hour week. Appointment is for the duration of the PhD. Your salary is € 2,244 gross per month in the first year, amounting to € 2,874 in the fourth year (scale PhD students, Collective Labor Agreement for University Hospitals).
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