|Publicatiedatum||1 juli 2019|
|Sluitingsdatum||19 augustus 2019|
|Functieomvang||38 hours per week|
|Salarisindicatie||€2,325 to €2,972 gross per month|
ACTA is the collaboration of the Faculties of Dentistry at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam. We focus on all aspects of dentistry: from specialized training to outstanding research and the highest-quality patient care.
Working at ACTA is working on leading international research and training. In 2017, ACTA ranked eighth in the QS World University Rankings. In addition to being an educational and research institution, ACTA also provides healthcare services. You will be working with peers from a variety of disciplines. ACTA has nearly 500 staff members and around 900 students who are taking the Dentistry programme. Around 300 patients visit ACTA every day on average.
The department of Preventive Dentistry at ACTA, in collaboration with the VUmc Big Statistics group and the UvA Complexity Science group, is looking for a PhD student in high-dimensional data analysis. The focus will be on constructing predictive models that integrate oral health-related multidimensional datasets.
Although the most prevalent oral diseases – dental caries (tooth decay) and periodontal (gum) disease – are preventable, the worldwide burden of these diseases remains high. Disease risk is influenced by an interplay between the behavioral and biological factors of the individual. Therefore, a more tailored or personalized approach is needed at the level of an individual.
In this 3-year PhD project, we will address the oral cavity as a complex ecosystem at an individual level and model oral health using multi-dimensional data, such as microbiome, metabolome, clinical and biochemical data from a cohort of healthy young individuals. The PhD candidate will develop state-of-the-art methods to jointly analyze large datasets. The resulting model will subsequently serve as basis for a prediction model of oral health outcomes.
We are looking for a PhD candidate with:
Previous knowledge of any of the areas involved in the project, such as mixed-effects models, Bayesian statistics, high-dimensional biological data analysis, are an advantage.
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please contact:
A challenging position in a socially involved organization. The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel and amounts €2,325 (PhD) per month during the first year and increases to €2,835 (PhD) per month during the third year, based on a full-time employment. The job profile is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 1 FTE.
The appointment will initially be for 1 year. After a satisfactory evaluation of the initial appointment, the contract will be extended for a duration of 2 years.
Additionally, ACTA offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.
The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.
Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the link below and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter before 20 August 2019.
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