Our staff

Koen Vermeer, PhD Director
Jan van Meurs, MD, PhD Medical Scientific Advisor
Hans Lemij, MD, PhD Medical Scientific Advisor
Rachel Bakker, PhD Program leader clinical research
Rene Wubbels, PhD Scientific Project Coordinator
Sow-Yen Sanchez Financial Controller
Mascha Joustra Management assistant
Clinical Research Unit    
Caroline Jordaan Orthoptist / research technical
ophthalmic assistant
Annemiek Krijnen Research technical ophthalmic
Marja Scheeres Research nurse
Karin Smits Clinical trial assistant
Heleen Vale Research technical ophthalmic
Juleke Majoor, MD PhD student
Heijan Ng, MD PhD student
Monica Ravesteijn, MD PhD student
Lisette Smid, MSc PhD student


There are no vacancies at the Rotterdam Ophthalmic Institute at the moment. Is there are any open positions, you will find them at this web page.

Internships and clerckships

The R.O.I. and The Rotterdam Eye Hospital offer joint internships and clerkships for students.

  • If you are interested in an internship in Optical Imaging or Image Analysis? Please contact Koen Vermeer.
  • Optometrists or medical students looking for an internship for scientific research in ophthalmology can contact Koen Vermeer.
  • If you are looking for a medical internship, training or fellowship, please visit this page (in Dutch).