We are looking for a talented enthusiastic research scientist with a convincing research and education track record that enforce and complement our strengths. Applicants should have a strong background in Health Sciences with a specific interest in quality and safety of care, health care pathways, and collaboration in and organization of healthcare. The candidate is expected to have a strong affinity with cardiovascular disease, emergency healthcare or oncology and is able to identify relevant research questions in these areas. In addition, the capability to develop collaborations between the department of Health Technology and Services Research (HTSR) and Health Care organizations nationwide (e.g. hospitals, emergency care services, general practitioner cooperatives) is crucial. It is important that a research line within HTSR is further built for which external funding, such as by ZONMW, NWO or other organizations, are required. The job includes teaching in the Bachelor and English-taught Master Programs Health Sciences and participate in education committees. For the Master, we expect the applicant to develop and lecture in modules concerning the organization and quality of care, in alignment with research activities within HTSR.


We expect a strong ambition towards innovative research, illustrated by a few publications in international journals. You have obtained your PhD degree in Health Sciences, Medicine or a related field. You are ready to take up the challenge to acquire research grants in collaboration with others. You are a team player but are also used to work independently. You have analytical skills. You should have excellent communication and social skills, allowing interaction with colleagues from other disciplines, and especially with health care professionals. You will be involved in the teaching program of Health Sciences at the Bachelor and Master level and will supervise students during their Bachelor and Master Assignments. You are required to obtain the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO).

Applications (including curriculum vitae, list of publications, research statement, and three names of potential referees) should be uploaded via before August 31, 2016. For more information please contact Dr ir H. Koffijberg (phone 053-4895384, email:, Prof. Dr. S. Siesling (phone 053-4895638, email: or Dr C.J.M. Doggen (phone 053-4893687, email:


The starting position is that of Assistant Professor. Criteria for evaluation comprise a strong track record of publications, evaluation of teaching capacities and a demonstrated ability to acquire research funding. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement for Universities (CAO). Depending on relevant background and experience, the gross monthly salary on a full time basis ranges from € 3.427,- to € 4.691,- per month. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.

We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs; a secondary remuneration package; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues; an organization focusing on internationalization and a high degree of responsibility and independence.


The University of Twente. We stand for science and technology, high tech, human touch, education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programs. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research. The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences strives to hold a leading position in their fields in relation to the science and technology research programs of the University of Twente. In all these fields, the faculty provides bachelor, master and professional development programs.

Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences 
The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. Through 'social engineering' these technological advances are embedded in society befitting human needs and behaviour, within proper public and private management and business structures. For this the faculty of BMS upholds high quality disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business administration, public administration, communication science, philosophy, educational science and health sciences. All with a focus on the challenges in society. Research is strongly connected to our Institutes on Governance (IGS), ICT (CTIT), Health (MIRA) and Nanotechnology (MESA+).