The Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology is a new research hospital concentrating healthcare, research and education with regard to cancer in children in a single location in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The institute aims to provide the highest level of care for all children with cancer and has the ambition to cure all children of cancer and significantly reduce unwanted side effects. The center brings together the best possible care and scientific research, creating a unique interdisciplinary institute for pediatric oncology in Europe.

Children who experience cancer may develop neuropsychological impairments during or after treatment—this may include changes in cognition, behavior, or social-emotional functioning that have significant impacts on daily life. In the Partanen research group, we aim to improve the early identification and intervention of these impairments, using a combination of neuropsychological, therapeutic, and biological approaches. As research coordinator, you will help to facilitate the goals of our neuropsychology research group. You will be key point of contact for colleagues within and outside of the Máxima, and you will provide support in all phases of our research. Our current projects include observational and intervention studies in children with brain tumors or non-central nervous system cancers, including measuring neuropsychological outcomes, risk and protective factors, neuroimaging (MRI) correlates, and individualized intervention approaches.

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