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Post-Doc/Assistant Professor “Cardio-Respiratory Modeling”Posted by: University of Twente
Posted date: 2017-Jul-03
The Cardio-Respiratory Physiology (CRP) group will focus on mathematical modeling and clinical monitoring of the cardiorespiratory system. The modelling approach will be mechanistic and include modeling of fluid carriers, transported solutes, physiological control mechanisms, and electrophysiological signals, predominantly at the organ and organ system level. Models will be used to support clinical decision making, and improve prediction of outcomes and simulation based training. The CRP group will interact with engineering groups working on modeling of electrophysiological phenomena and fluid mechanics, and may take inspiration from stem cell biology groups working on disease models and artificial heart cells on microfluidic devices (organs-on-chips).
The Post-Doc / Assistant Professor will develop a specific research track in modeling of the cardiorespiratory system with main applications in pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases and acute care medicine. In addition to your deep understanding of cardiorespiratory physiology, you are interested in designing solutions to practical clinical problems in, for example, clinical technology assessment, data acquisition, and clinical decision support systems. It is expected you will acquire sufficient research funding (and personal grants) to hire PhD students and build a small research group, together with the senior staff in the CRP group. The candidate will be appointed as either a post-doc or assistant professor, based on past research performance. Dependent on scientific progress, you may be eligible for promotion to assistant professor and /or entry in a tenure track faculty position.
For this position, we are looking for a high-profile candidate with a background in Technical Medicine with the intention to become one of the future leaders in Technical Medicine research. You are graduated in Technical Medicine on a relevant topic, and then obtained a PhD from a leading (medical) university. You have an excellent research track as shown by several high-impact publications. You also have considerable experience working in a clinical center, preferably with active engagement in patient care. You should also have excellent teaching capabilities and be prepared to contribute to education and training in Technical Medicine, Biomedical Engineering and the Experimental Center for Technical Medicine (ECTM). Given the potential leadership role, we expect the candidate has well-developed communication skills to be able to work in a multi-disciplinary technical and clinical environment.
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We offer a very challenging fulltime position for four years in an inspiring multidisciplinary and international environment. In accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU) the gross monthly salary ranges from € 3.475,- to € 4.757,- excluding allowances in accordance with the job profile assistant professor. The University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus, and a number of additional benefits.
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.