PhD candidate, FHML/School for Cardiovascular Diseases/CARIM-Dept. of Physiology

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 26 Apr 2020

PhD candidate, FHML/School for Cardiovascular Diseases/CARIM-Dept. of Physiology
PhD candidate, FHML/School for Cardiovascular Diseases/CARIM-Dept. of Physiology
Published Deadline Location
3 Apr 26 Apr Maastricht

CARIM (Dept. of Physiology), in collaboration with the Department of Data Science and Knowledge engineering, is looking for a PhD student for a project on signal analysis and computer modelling of atrial fibrillation.
Job description

The successful candidate will develop an adaptive multi-scale 3D computer model of atrial fibrillation. The model will be built starting from an already existing 3D computer model developed in collaboration with the University of Lugano. This patient-specific model will allow to simulate individual pathophysiological mechanisms and to predict antiarrhythmic treatment outcome, thereby improving personalized non-invasive diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. The project is part of the European Innovative Training Network ‘Personalize AF’ in which top scientists from 6 European countries will collaborate.

  • 36—40 hours per week
  • Maastricht View on Google Maps

Maastricht University (UM)


We are seeking a highly motivated PhD-student to perform a multidisciplinary research programme. The PhD-student will use a combined electrophysiological and signal processing/data analysis approach and will be trained in both research areas jointly be the Depts. of Physiology and Knowledge Engineering.

The candidate holds a master in one of the following disciplines (or comparable): biomedical engineering, technical medicine, knowledge engineering, applied mathematics, physics (with interest in biomedical sciences). Solid knowledge of signal processing and programming experience in Matlab or Python are also expected. Excellent English skills are a prerequisite for this position.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 36 months.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website

Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 18,000 students and 4,400 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.

School CD - CARIM

CARIM is one of the six schools of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) of Maastricht University and is embedded within the Maastricht University Medical Center+ (Maastricht UMC+). CARIM collaborates closely with the Heart+Vascular Center of Maastricht UMC+. CARIM is one of the largest cardiovascular research institutes in Europe, producing more than 500 scientific articles and approximately 40 PhD dissertations per year.

Additional information

Prof. U Schotten

Dept. of Physiology

PO Box 616

6200 MD Maastricht

Tel 0031 43 3881077



Application procedure

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.


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