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Scientific collaborator - Policy development building towards the European Health Data Space, Brussels



Brussels, Belgium 

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Government/Non-Profit, Healthcare, Science


- per month

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Job Description:

The EU Health Information System Unit at Sciensano is involved in international projects in health information including the Population Health Information Research Infrastructure (PHIRI), HealthyCloud and the Joint Action Towards the European Health Data Space (TEHDAS). These projects are contributing to the setup of the European Health Data space (EHDS).

You strengthen the research team that is responsible for the coordination of various tasks in these European projects.

You participate in the outreach and engagement activities towards national and international partners.

You participate in country visits to provide an overview of national health data developments in European countries and to reflect on the needs and expectations at national level on the EHDS.

You support carrying out a landscape analysis on key European projects working on the secondary use of health data.

You organize Project Forum to discuss synergies between TEHDAS and these projects.

You engage with Ministries of Health, Research and Economy in Policy Forums

You process the meetings and prepare relevant reports

You will work close to Brussels-South and you will have the opportunity to make short trips to other European countries from time to time.

Job Requirements:

Master in public health, social or political sciences

Experience with reaching out to policy makers

Experience with project management

Good knowledge of public health, health information data and care systems

Good editorial skills (e.g. scientific publications or reports)

Languages: very good knowledge of English (orally and in writing); knowledge of Dutch and/or French is an asset

Generic competences: working in a team, independent, scientific mind, self-development, setting up and maintaining networks, good organization and coordination skills

Appreciated complementary experiences: policy-supporting scientific work; knowledge of European and international institutions and agencies

Salary Benefits:

An ambitious project within an international framework

Fixed-term contract: starting as soon as possible until the end of March 2023.

Salary scale SW1

A position within a leading institute

Continuous, professional training to stay up-to-date with the most recent developments

A salary supplemented with fringe benefits such as hospitalization insurance

Possibility to earn bilingualism bonus

Free commuting with public transport

An interesting variable working time scheme

Employment Type:

Full time
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