Assistant (Guidelines Office)

The European Association of Urology is a scientific urological association with currently well over 14,000 members. Members are medical professionals working in the urological field or related medical specialties. As an organization, the EAU offer an extensive package of products and services relating to science, education and publications to their members.

Education is one of the core activities of the Association and the production of clinical guidelines is an integral part of the ongoing EAU educational efforts. Clinical guidelines summarise the best evidence available at the time of their publication aiming to assist clinicians in making informed decisions about their patients. Multi-disciplinary panels of experts – currently 20 different panels – produce these documents under the supervision of a Board of experts. This ongoing process results in a number of different supplementary publications (scientific papers, short-reference documents and online applications, amongst others). Support and administration of these activities is provided by Central Office staff situated in Arnhem,The Netherlands.

For the Guidelines Office the EAU is looking for an

Assistant (Guidelines Office) m/v
32-40 hrs a week

Job objectives

The production of clinical guidelines is a collaborative effort, involving input from expert panel members, but also data scientists, statisticians, young doctors (Guidelines Associates) and office staff).

The assistant will take on a key position in guarding time lines throughout the production process. You are able to independently communicate at the appropriate level with medical professionals and colleagues, as well as any other parties involved in this process (research scientists, statisticians, medical writers, printers etc.). Additional activities include meeting organisation, retrieval of scientific publications and end-product enhancement (proof reading and reference checks) in collaboration with the guidelines manager.

Personal initiative and the ability to work under time pressure are crucial attributes as well as an interest in the subject matter.

Result areas/responsibilities

  • Assist in determining production time lines together with the Guidelines Office Board, the expert panels and the Guidelines Manager
  • Guard time lines
  • Assist in data management (scientists search results, different text versions, etc.)
  • Identify (potential) problems and help find solutions, together with the Guidelines Manager
  • Ability to cover certain areas independently (interaction with other international societies regarding translations, commercial reprints, EAU website management – Uroweb -. etc),
  • Assist with text production (delivery deadlines, proof reading, etc.)
  • Coordination of the peer review process and submission of scientific articles to European Urology (scientific journal of the EAU)
  • Keeping the Guidelines meeting calendar up-to-date
  • Sending welcoming packages/documents to new members of the expert panels
  • Contribute to the production of both a digital newsletter and the EAU newsletter (European Urology Today)
  • Provide general support to the Guidelines Office

Relevant education, knowledge and experience

The ideal candidate;

  • has a scientific background (university degree, any other high-level scientific education (HBO) or experience gained in a similar position 3-5 years);
  • possesses excellent writing and speaking skills in English, UK/US native speakers are explicitly invited to apply;
  • basic knowledge of systematic review and synthesis methods would be an advantage.
  • is a team player with a considerable measure of tact and patience;
  • is available to travel (approximately 15 times a year);
  • possesses a high level of organisational and project management skills, ability to plan, is accurate, conscientious and result-oriented;
  • is driven and flexible and
  • is based in or nearby Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Terms of employment

Within the organization, ample opportunities exist for personal and professional growth. The EAU
offers an attractive salary package including an 80% employer pension contribution, collective
insurance and a very interesting position in an informal and international working environment.


For more information please contact Karin Plass, Guidelines Manager, T 026 3890680. Please mail
your letter of application and CV to attn. Sanne Gerritsen, Manager Human
Resources, best before 18 Maart 2015.

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