Job Data Scientist - Amsterdam


GGD Amsterdam
  • GGD Amsterdam
  • University or higher
  • Medior level
  • Temporary contract
  • 36 hours p/w
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Function description GGD Amsterdam has a vacancy for a

Data Scientist
36 hours per week

The function
In the control of the COVID-19 epidemic, source and contact research is vital. In order to optimise this source and contact research, seven Municipal Health Centres (GGDs) (Amsterdam, South Limburg, Rotterdam Rijnmond, Groningen, Flevoland, Hart voor Brabant, Utrecht region) and the RIVM-CIb are starting a joint scientific project into the effectiveness of source and contact research. In that project you are the Data Scientist who ensures that data from different streams come together.

You link and check the data and together with the epidemiologist on the project you perform the data analyses. You develop and implement automated analysis processes and other evaluation and prediction tools. You work closely together with the project partners and support them with the data exports and the implementation of the tools. You will present and report on the project during webinars and conferences, on public forums and in (inter)national peer-reviewed journals.

  • You combine different data streams and make them suitable for scientific research. You design extraction sheets, perform the data extractions for the Amsterdam Municipal Health Service (GGD) and support this process at the partner organisations;
  • You will design and carry out automated quantitative process evaluations of the source and contact research and reports;
  • You develop prediction tools in collaboration with an epidemiologist, automate them and support the implementation of the tools by the partners;
  • You have an active role in knowledge transfer. You organize and support meetings, such as webinars;
  • In close cooperation with the epidemiologist and the project leader, you will carry out scientific research, from drawing up the research questions to analysing and presenting the results in scientific journals;
  • You play an active role within the department and think along with and advise on the design and construction of data solutions for related issues.

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  • A relevant completed university education (Econometrics, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science or an equivalent quantitative study);
  • Proven work experience as a Data Scientist;
  • Programming knowledge in R or Python and experience with SQL;
  • Experience with statistical, descriptive and diagnostic methods, preferably with network data;
  • Familiarity with BI, automated data management, Laboratory Information Management Systems and statistical programs such as STATA is an advantage;
  • Affinity with infectious diseases and public health;
  • An enthusiastic attitude and perseverance;
  • Good social and organizational skills, you can work independently as well as in a team;
  • A good command of the Dutch and English languages, both orally and in writing.
  • Analytical ability: you can apply structure in complex situations;
  • Result-oriented: you keep the goal in mind, you are realistic and resourceful and know how to use the available resources, time and quality;
  • Collaboration: you contribute to a stimulating working atmosphere and a joint result;
  • Initiative: you actively respond to opportunities and possibilities for improvement and also take initiatives that lie outside your own task.

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Language proficiency Must have: Dutch, English
Other info
  • An employment contract for the duration of 1 year;
  • Your salary is a minimum of € 3,526 and a maximum of € 5,118 gross per month (salary scale 11) based on 36 hours per week;
  • Working in a diverse city with easily accessible locations in Amsterdam and the chance to continue your development;
  • A good package of fringe benefits, including inclusion in the ABP pension fund, a monthly contribution to the health insurance and an Individual Choice Budget of 17.05% of your annual salary. You can use this to buy extra hours of leave, for example. For an overview of all other terms and conditions of employment, click here.
The organization
The Amsterdam Municipal Health Service (GGD) is the largest and oldest medical and health service in the Netherlands and offers a wide range of public health services. The GGD works with approximately 1200 GGD professionals, for the municipalities of Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Uithoorn, Ouder-Amstel, Diemen and Aalsmeer. A total of approximately 900,000 inhabitants live in these municipalities.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Research and Prevention Development Team
The Research and Prevention Development team of the Infectious Diseases Department carries out epidemiological and social scientific research in the field of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, in close collaboration with the other teams and departments within the GGD and external partners such as other GGDs, RIVM and university partners. The department consists of a multidisciplinary team of approximately 20 employees, including PhD students, research nurses, data managers and post-doc and senior researchers.

Application procedure
Are you interested in this position? If so, please respond via the application button no later than 16 August 2020.

This vacancy is posted internally and externally at the same time. Employees of the municipality of Amsterdam have priority in the procedure.

Conversations will take place between 19 and 21 August 2020. In connection with the guidelines of the RIVM, our colleagues will work from home wherever possible. If you are invited for an initial interview, we will schedule a video interview with you for the time being. We will contact you in good time to go over the instructions for this, well before the interview takes place.

We want to be a diverse and inclusive organization that offers space to everyone. Diversity is a force we use to achieve better results for the city. We strive to have a workforce that reflects the working population of Amsterdam, with all its differences. Our vacancies are open to everyone, unless the text says otherwise.

Would you like to know what it's like to work for us? Then take a look at the stories of our employees.

Questions about this vacancy
For more information you can contact Nora Verbauwen, management assistant in research and prevention development, infectious diseases department, GGD Amsterdam, via [email protected] or 020 - 5555634.

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.

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