We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate to join a multidisciplinary team developing patient-level models for simulating virtual clinical trials in patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder! In this 4-year project, the PhD-candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team involving clinicians and scientists from the Depts of Cardiology, Physiology and Biochemistry at the CARIM School for Cardiovascular Diseases, Maastricht University aiming to develop a highly innovative virtual-patient model that can simulate the clinical state (including the absence or presence of AF) during the entire lifetime of a cohort of thousands of virtual patients with minute-level resolution.
The ideal candidate has successfully completed a master’s degree (or equivalent) in technical medicine, medical engineering, medicine, biomedical engineering or related disciplines. He/she has a strong intrinsic motivation to commit to an interdisciplinary 4 year PhD-program integrating computational approaches and complex clinical data. He/she also has a demonstrable interest in cardiovascular research, and an analytical mindset. Advanced knowledge of scientific English and excellent communication skills are required. Previous experience with programming and/or computational modeling, experience with clinical trials, or prior research experience in (cardiovascular) epidemiology or atrial fibrillation is considered a plus.
Fore more information, and to apply, see the advert on AcademicTransfer: https://www.academictransfer.com/en/297262/phd-student-promovendus-in-computational-modeling-of-atrial-fibrillation-fhmlschool-for-cardiovascular-diseasescarim-cardiology/