Do you like to spend your time as R&D Biostatistician developing and applying biostatistical methods in data science projects? Would you like to do this in the context of sustainable health, where you look for statistical links in data between living environment, lifestyle and health?

VITO is making full use of its research programme 'Sustainable Health' in order to support social transitions to a more preventive health system. We want you as R&D Biostatistician in our team to strengthen our expertise in the field of biostatistics in order to better translate environmental health research into solutions for local, Flemish and European authorities and companies. Would you like to contribute as R&D Biostatistician?

  • You work closely together with your colleagues to translate the research results of projects into usable models and advice for customers. Your role is, as mentioned before, statistical data processing by developing and applying (and ideally automating) biostatistical methods.
  • You contribute to the writing of proposals for project funding, under the guidance of more experienced colleagues.
  • You ensure that knowledge is transferred to colleagues and you present research and project results at (inter)national forums.
  • You expand your network with research and valorisation partners in order to create new opportunities within the field of preventive health.
  •  You have a Master's degree in Bio-engineering Sciences, Bio-informatics, Biomedical Sciences, (Bio)Statistics or similar, where you can demonstrate a clear affinity with both biological processes and statistical data processing. A PhD is an asset.
  • You have experience with biostatistical methods. Experience within the domains of epidemiology, environmental health and/or systems biology are an advantage.
  • You work fluently with statistical/mathematical software. Knowledge of R is a plus.
  • You are creative in dealing with datasets and are able to visualize the research results in an understandable way.
  • You question and understand the needs of a client and enjoy working with others.
  • You can express yourself clearly in English, both verbally and in writing.




    • A competitive salary
    • A range of benefits including allowances, insurances, adjustable holiday package
    • Flexible working hours and workplace
    • Innovation is our core asset, therefore it goes without saying that we give our employees the opportunity to undertake additional training and keep up to date in their field of expertise
    • The chance to be part of an organisation with an international reputation, known for its advanced technological research and scientific consultancy
    • The possibility to actively contribute towards sustainable developments at local, national and global level


    R&D & Engineering