PhD position: Big data and advanced signal analysis in mechanical ventilation – towards high-tech respiratory life support.

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The Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology (CRPH) group offers a PhD position where you will play a central role in working closely together with partners from clinical healthcare and biomedical industry. Together with and for patients, we will work towards 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.

As PhD student on this project, you will be a leading figure to manage the prospective clinical trial in COPD patients assisted with home mechanical ventilation. Your role in this project will qualify you as a medical translational expert in respiratory physiology and mechanical ventilatory support.

The project is financed by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) in the domain Applied and Engineering Sciences (TTW), and is entitled ‘Improving chronic nocturnal noninvasive ventilation in COPD patients: a multimodality approach’ (NOCTIVENT).

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).

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 site before 15 December, 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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