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Managing Editor / Researcher for Cochrane Work

Apply before: 16 August 2019
Type of Employment: Fixed Term Contract
Working hours: 14 hours per week

What you are going to do

A Managing Editor is required to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the Amsterdam Satellite of Cochrane Work in collaboration with the editorial base in Kuopio (https://work.cochrane.org/). The candidate will be responsible for managing the editorial processes for systematic review preparation and publication. This involves providing specialized editorial and methodological support to systematic review authors, managing the process of peer review, maintaining communication between the editorial team members, submitting reviews and protocols to the publisher, maintaining the website, and representing Cochrane Work to all relevant individuals and agencies.

The satellite’s editorial base location will be at the Coronel Institute of Occupational Health at Amsterdam UMC, Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Coronel Institute of Occupational Health is the Netherlands’ largest university department in the field of Occupational Health. Subjects of research include the prevention, etiology, assessment and treatment or supervision of diseases that are related to work and work ability. The Coronel Institute collaborates with various university departments in and outside the Netherlands that conduct research in the field of Occupational Health and Insurance Medicine.

The position is for 14.4 hours a week (2 days a week).

What we expect from you

The ideal applicant will be educated to degree level or above related to evidence based health care (such as health sciences, psychology or medicine) with managerial, administrative, scientific or publishing experience or equivalent, along with excellent organizational and communication skills. The applicant will have a PhD in a relevant area.

The applicant wil have knowledge and/or experience with clinical trials and (Cochrane) systematic reviews and its methods such as GRADE or risk of bias assessment. Good English language skills are a prerequisite and statistical expertise, experience with meta-analyses and skills in searching medical databases are desirable.

Where you are going to work

The position will be based at Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Amsterdam UMC, location AMC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. You will be responsible to the Deputy Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Work Review Group (CRG) located at the AMC in the Netherlands. We would like to invite applications for this interesting and challenging opportunity to contribute to the publication of Cochrane systematic reviews in the field of occupational safety and health.

Cochrane is an international not-for-profit network of individuals and organizations committed to preparing, maintaining, updating and disseminating the results of systematic reviews of healthcare interventions to help people make well-informed decisions about health care (see www.cochrane.org). Cochrane Work (www.work.cochrane.org) is one of the 53 review groups in Cochrane that is responsible for the production and publication of systematic reviews in the Cochrane Library (www.cochranelibrary.com) and its editorial base is located at the University of Eastern Finland, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition in Kuopio, Finland. The focus of this Cochrane Review Group is the health and safety of workers. The Amsterdam Satellite of Cochrane Work is part of Amsterdam UMC and is located at the Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC). The focus of the Amsterdam Satellite is work participation, which means reviews evaluating the effectiveness of interventions aiming to help people return to work after they have been taken ill or they have sustained an injury.

What we offer you

We offer you ample opportunity for development, deepening and broadening, additional training and a place to grow! Working at Amsterdam UMC, AMC location means working in an inspiring and professional environment where development is
encouraged in every respect.

  • The maximum gross monthly salary based on a 36-hour work week is € 4,361 (scale 10 CAO UMC).
  • The base salary does not include allowances for irregular shifts, holiday pay (8%) and a year-end bonus (8.3%).
  • We initially offer an appointment for 9-12 months, with the prospect of a permanent appointment upon good performance.
  • In addition to excellent accessibility by public transport, AMC location also has a sufficient number of parking spaces for employees.
  • Pension is accrued at the ABP. Amsterdam UMC, AMC location contributes a large part of the premium (70%).
  • We have a very active staff association and organise various (sports) activities and events throughout the year.

For an overview of all our other terms of employment, see www.werkenbijamc.nl/arbeidsvoorwaarden.

Let’s meet

If you would like to apply directly, please use the ‘apply’ button on this page. The closing date for receipt of applications is: 16 august 2019. Please note that the interviews are scheduled end of August 2019.
If you would like more information, contacting all the following three persons through email (all in CC) will likely be most successful given the holiday season):

  • Jan Hoving (Deputy Coordinating Editor Cochrane Work Review Group), via +316-21858835 or j.l.hoving@amsterdamumc.nl
  • Jos Verbeek (Coordinating Editor Cochrane Work), via +316-12202708 or jverbeek@cochrane.org
  • Carel Hulshof (Head of Coronel Institute of Occupational health at AMC), via +3120-5665333 or c.t.hulshof@amsterdamumc.nl

We look forward to meeting you!