PhD-candidate in the NOCTIVENT project: ‘Improving chronic nocturnal noninvasive ventilation in COPD patients: a multimodality approach’

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Werkgever Universiteit Twente
Afdeling TechMed Centre
Dienstverband Voltijd
Werktijden 40 uur per week
Locatie Enschede
Sluitingsdatum 18 oktober, 2022
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Overige informatie

The Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology (CRPH) group is looking for a PhD-candidate in the NOCTIVENT project: ‘Improving chronic nocturnal noninvasive ventilation in COPD patients: a multimodality approach’. This translational project spans a challenging spectrum of innovative telemonitoring and advanced signal analyses with the ultimate goal to further improve nocturnal noninvasive ventilation for COPD patients at their homes.

You will play a central role in the NOCTIVENT project while working closely together with multiple partners from clinical healthcare and biomedical industry. The consortium pursues the common objective of a clinically suitable, synchronized multiple-parameter acquisition system including the development of automated signal analysis of large quantities of patient data acquired in a domestic setting. Embedded into the enthusiastic, multidisciplinary NOCTIVENT team, you will be a leading figure to manage the prospective clinical trial in COPD patients assisted with home mechanical ventilation. Your role in NOCTIVENT will qualify you as a medical translational expert in respiratory physiology and noninvasive ventilatory support.

You will be appointed as member of the CRPH group, which is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology (TNW) and embedded in the Translational Physiology cluster of the TechMed Centre. Together with our clinical partners we strive to develop innovative, practical solutions for daily care working together with the biomedical industry. This specific project is performed in close collaboration with the Center for Home Mechanical Ventilation of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG).

The project is financed by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) in the domain Applied and Engineering Sciences (TTW).

Your profile

  • You are highly motivated, dynamic, proactive and an enthusiastic team player (F/M)
  • You have a MSc degree in Technical Medicine or Biomedical Engineering
  • You have affinity with patient care, mechanical ventilation and acquisition and analysis of big data
  • You are eager to work in a close but flexible collaboration with the clinical environment at the UMCG, including regular visits to Groningen

Our offer

  • As a PhD student at the UT, you will be appointed in a full-time position for four years, with a qualifier in the first year, surrounded by a stimulating and exciting scientific technical and translational medical environment
  • The University offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in an excellent and stimulating scientific and educational environment with an attractive campus and plenty of facilities for sports and leisure
  • Your salary and associated conditions are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU)
  • You will receive a gross monthly salary ranging from € 2541,- (first year) to € 3247,- (fourth year)
  • There are excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, and a solid pension scheme
  • A family-friendly institution that offers parental leave (both paid and unpaid)
  • You will have a training programme as part of the Twente Graduate School where you and your supervisors will determine a plan for a suitable education and supervision
  • We encourage a high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers, clinicians and other staff.

Information and application

Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via this link before 18 October, 2022 and include:

  • An application/motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest and motivation to apply for this position,
  • A detailed CV (resume),
  • A publication list (if applicable),
  • An academic transcript of B.Sc. and M.Sc. education


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