Postdoc in Cardiovascular Signal Analysis

Updated: 17 days ago
Deadline: 29 Sep 2021

The University of Copenhagen is seeking a highly motivated and talented post-doctoral fellow to commence January 1st 2022 at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

About us

The position is available in the Laboratory of Experimental Cardiology. In our group weaim at bridging between biomedical research and clinical practice in cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmias. By examining cardiovascular signals that characterizes and integrates the complex pathophysiology behind signals and arrhythmias, and by securing synergistic and fruitful collaborations, we strive to identify causalities and optimal treatment options for individuals living with cardiovascular disease. 

You will be part of a team using large clinical and epidemiological cardiovascular signal databases (like electrocardiograms (ECG), Holter monitoring and photophletysmography (PPG) with advanced signal analysis and deep learning published in highly cited medical journals. Furthermore, you will be part of an international consortium within ECG and genetics between University of Copenhagen, and the CHARGE consortium.

Job description

As a postdoc in our group, you will together with the rest of the team, be responsible for running our deep learning systems, and take care of our ECG, PPG, and genetics databases on a daily basis.

You will be an important part of all the scientific aspects related to our studies. Thus, you will be deeply engaged in the scientific research development, generating new scientific questions to investigate, perform statistical analysis, interpretation of results, writing manuscripts for publication and scientific applications, communicating our scientific results, and engaging with collaborators.

You will be part of the institutes educational team, giving classes in Physiology.

Profile

The fellowship is aimed at early career researchers with a basic science background with a research background in human pathophysiology and signal analysis including deep learning, who aspire to a career in academic medicine. We are seeking an open-minded, enthusiastic candidate, who synergistically enjoy the scientific aspects and the translational and practical aspects of research.

Requirements

  • You should have a health science degree (i.e. MD, Biomedical Engineer, MPH or similar). The applicant should have a recent PhD degree (max 2 years) or have planned submission of the PhD before the start of the posdoc position, preferably within health sciences.
  • Strong scientific track record in relation to career stage.  
  • The applicant should have a high understanding of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral; proficient in English and preferable in Danish as well to be able to communicate with patients.
  • Strong scientific, analytical, and technical skills.
  • Experience with signal analysis and deep learning, including skills in computational environment such as R and Python is a requirement.
  • Team player with both an independent and collaborative mind-set.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen under supervision of Associate Professor Jorgen Kanters and Professor Dominik Linz. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment with local and international collaborators. Our research facilities include computer facilities with Linux, Keras and Tensorflow.

Terms of employment

The employment as a postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 years. Starting date is January 1st 2022 or after agreement.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated.

Currently, the monthly salary for postdocs starts at 36,700 DKK/ approx. 4,935 Euro (April 2021-level). The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years. 

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of January 2020.

The University of Copenhagen International Staff Mobility office offers support and assistance to all international researchers on all issues related to moving to and settling in Denmark. Read more at www.ism.ku.dk

Questions
For further questions about the job description and qualifications for the positions please contact Associate Professor Jørgen K Kanters, E-mail: jkanters@sund.ku.dk  .

For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact sund-hr-bmi@sund.ku.dk   

Application procedure

Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)

2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills, contact details for at least two references, and other skills relevant for the position

3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate/ Letter from the PhD supervisor that the PhD will be submitted before start of the position and b) Master´s Degree certificate

4. List of publications

5. Research Plan (your ideas and interests within research, max 3 pages)

6. Teaching Portfolio

Application deadline:  29 September 2021, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the above mentioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


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