A PhD position in Biostatistics is available in Hasselt University of Belgium for the academic year 2011-2012. The PhD student will work within the university as a full-time position.

Job description
Authorities and official bodies world-wide require animal experiments in order to be able to guarantee the safety of clinical tests on humans for medical products. Through implementation of what they call the “3Rs” initiative, the National Institute of Health (NIH) has been striving to develop alternative product testing methods that will: Reduce the number of animals used in testing, Refine testing procedures so animals experience less pain and distress; or Replace animals with non-animal testing systems. The goal of this project is to (1) investigate innovative statistical approaches that offer ways to reduce the number of animals in future toxicology studies, and (2) to obtain more information from existing data sets (through e.g. better study design, dose-response models, complex hierarchical clustering models, longitudinal models,…).

Profile and diploma
* You have a master degree in (bio)statistics or an equivalent degree;
* You are acquainted with statistical methodologies and had exposure to computer programming. Knowledge of statistical software such as SAS, S-Plus, R, StatXact, etc. is advantageous;
* You are intrinsically motivated and goal oriented;
* You enjoy working in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment;
* You are willing to closely collaborate with a pharmaceutical industry partner and travel regularly to the region of Turnhout;
* You speak and write English fluently.

The appointment takes effect at the latest from October 1, 2011, for a period of 2 x 2 years (with evaluation after 2 years).

Further information

*Content job responsibilities:
o Prof. dr. Christel Faes, +32 11-26 82 85, christel.faes@uhasselt.be
o Prof. dr. Helena Geys, +32 14-60 67 19, helena.geys@uhasselt.be
*Content terms of employment and selection procedure: Yves Soen, 011-26 80 85, yves.soen@uhasselt.be

Applicants must use the official application forms. Please add a copy of your diploma, a list of courses and your results per course. Without these we cannot evaluate your application.
*can be downloaded from PhD position in Biostatistics, Belgium and sent by e-mail to: jobs@uhasselt.be
*or are available at the Rectoraat of Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan - building D, B-3590 Diepenbeek (Belgium), phone +32 - 11 - 26 80 10

Application by e-mail will only be taken into consideration when sent to the following address: jobs@uhasselt.be.

Note: Application deadline to the PhD position in Biostatistics, Belgium is March 18th 2011.

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