Join us to create better data-driven cancer care! We are looking for four enthusiastic, talented, and ambitious PhD candidates to strengthen the AVL-NKI & Kaiko Digital Oncology Program; an ambitious and transformative program driven by NKI-AVL's mission: a cure for every cancer and excellent care for every patient.
Digital Oncology Program The Digital Oncology Program aims to bring all patient data, including history, physical examination, radiology images, blood tests, pathology results and genomics to one place where the data is structured and organized. This results in a single source of truth and easy availability of data for medical teams, researchers and patients. It seems rather logical and simple ..... Unfortunately, it is not. In healthcare, patient data is highly fragmented and data is stuck in different, poorly communicating subsystems - also known as data silos.
By centralizing patient data and structuring it in a FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, Reuse ) way, data can be easily reused. With the help of machine learning and algorithms, oncology care is taken to the next level; the registration burden will reduce and the completeness and quality of data will increase, and care teams will be able to work fully data - informed without the current technological limitations. Moreover, oncology care becomes much more personalized through the use of real-time data and the help of decision support. Oncology research will also accelerate as data sharing within and between hospitals is optimally supported, allowing to find new insights and solution directions.
The Digital Oncology program is a long-term collaboration between the AVL - NKI and Kaiko. Kaiko is the technical innovation partner and consists of an ambitious and diverse team of data scientists, software engineers and medical experts. They are building a highly secure and scalable cloud-based healthcare platform. On the platform, efficient and integrated workflows and applications are developed with the input and help of clinical professionals. On the one hand, for innovative research and, on the other, to continuously learn, improve patient outcomes and realize the best-fit care for each patient.
The PhD program The DO program will be supported by a PhD program, in which 4 PhDs will contribute to the various aspects of data-driven oncological care meanwhile building a scientific research portfolio. The aim of the PhD program is to
Your role As a PhD student, you will help to bridge the gap between the medical and technical world and your research will be primarily focused on how to best implement and adopt the clinical solutions that are being developed within the Digital Oncology Program.
The PhD position DO - implementation and adoption is aimed at candidates who have a strong interest in oncology and data-driven personalized care.
We have designated three medical domains to start with, being gynecology, urology and head and neck surgery for the start of the DO program and the PhDs. For this position you will be connected to the Head and Neck domain. In time it is possible to extend your research to other medical domains such as melanoma).
You will be partially spending time in clinical practice where you will observe and have standardized interviews with healthcare professionals and function as a liaison between med and tech teams. The remaining time is focused on
PhD supervision In the research you perform in this multidisciplinary team you will be supervised by a team of scientists, chaired by your promotor.Compensation
Your temporary employment will be for a period of 4 years. The gross salary for a fulltime appointment will range depending on previous experience. In addition, you will receive a fixed end-of-year bonus in December (8,33%) and in May you will receive 8,33% holiday pay. For all secondary conditions visit: https: // www. nki.nl/careers-study/how-to-apply/.
Interested? For further information about the position, feel free to contact Marjolein Elderhorst, Program manager Digital Oncology, [email protected].
For this vacancy, you have the option to send us a motivational video (not mandatory).The best way to do this is to upload your video through WeTransfer, Google Drive or a privatized YouTube-video, and add the link to your resume. If you have any questions or need assistance, please get in touch with our recruiter Rutger Maas ([email protected]).
The NKI values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that stimulates the best in each individual. Applications of all individuals are welcomed regardless of age, ancestry, religion, disability, and distance from the labor market, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.