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Clinical Fellow in Transplant and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliar Surgery

Division of HPB and Abdominal Transplant
  • Physicians
  • 40 hours
  • Surgery

  • Closing date 14-04-2020
  • 12.12.20.TD

Job description

The fellow will participate in HPB and Transplant programs, including liver and kidney transplantation with active roles in the assessment, management and follow-up of donors and recipients. Fellows are responsible for perioperative patient care and multidisciplinary meetings, are trained to perform abdominal multi-organ retrieval as part of the supra-regional multi-organ retrieval service. Depending on their interest, fellows will participate in the liver and pancreatic resection programs.

Fellows participate in on-call schedule for adult kidney and liver transplantation as well as on-call schedule for multi-organ retrieval and HPB surgery.

Work environment

The fellowship will be based at the division of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) and transplant surgery of the Erasmus MC, which is the largest HPB/Transplant center in the Netherlands. Our team, consisting of 12 consultant surgeons, annually performs approximately 80 liver transplants, 200 renal transplants and 80 organ retrieval procedures. In addition, we perform about 100 pancreatic resections and 100 liver resections. Our transplant program and the HPB program is accredited for training by European Board of Surgery (UEMS).

Our unit is one of the largest European center for live kidney donations and the largest center in the Netherlands for hepatic and pancreato-biliary surgery. Pancreatoduodenectomies are performed both open and robotically; liver resections are performed open and laparoscopically. The fellow will be trained and participate in open, laparoscopic, and robotic techniques. A strong focus of the fellowship will be on preoperative multidisciplinary work-up and postoperative patient care. The Rotterdam Transplant Team has a long tradition of teaching national and international fellows the techniques of laparoscopic and hand-assisted live donor nephrectomy.

The fellow will be encouraged to participate in ongoing translational and clinical research. Our department has performed many randomised controlled trials in transplantation and HPB surgery. There is ongoing research on liver regeneration and organ perfusion.

Qualifications and skills

The eligible candidate has completed a recognised training program to consultant level in General Surgery or a minimum of 5 years of Surgical Specialty Training. Candidates must demonstrate surgical skills and judgment at specialist level, including advanced skills in minimal invasive surgery, as evidenced by a portfolio. Moreover, candidates should be eligible for BIG registration in the Netherlands.

A PhD in a relevant subject or evidence of an active research activity in HPB or transplant surgery is desirable. The fellowship offers Training-on-the-Job for abdominal organ retrieval by the Dutch Transplant Foundation. Successful completion of course, e-learning and portfolio will qualify and certify the candidate for the national multi­ organ retrieval service. International fellows are encouraged to learn Dutch to facilitate communication with patients and participation in informal discussions and meetings. However, most meetings and communication with staff will be in English. Commitment to work in a multidisciplinary team is required, as well as the ability to communicate and liaise effectively with patients, staff and colleagues. Candidates must align with the core professional values of our institution and society.

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Terms of employment

The fellowship starts on January 1st, 2021 and is for a maximum period of 2 years with an evaluation every six months.The gross monthly salary amounts a maximum of € 7.156,- (scale MS), depending on your level of education and relevant experience and based on a full-time working week of 40 hours. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Medical Centers (CAO UMC).

Information and application

For more information about this position, please contact Prof.dr. J.N.M. IJzermans, Surgeon, phone number: +31 (0)10 703 18 10 or e-mail: For queries regarding your application, please contact Jerry Chandansingh, Recruiter, by phone number: +31 (0)6 500 310 06 .

If you are excited by the thought of this position and would like to apply, please do so by using the application form on our website.

No agencies please.

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