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PhD opportunity for a physician who is interested in congenital heart disease

DepartmentDepartment of cardiology
Work locationGroningen
Apply no later than11 November 2020

Working environment

The department of cardiology of the UMCG is a dynamic group where scientific research and clinical practice are closely linked to each other. Problems that we encounter in clinical practice are translated into scientific research questions aimed at further improving care and cure of our patients. We believe that an open scientific atmosphere where talented young clinical researchers get the opportunity to work together in an experienced scientific and clinical environment, will make it possible to find solutions for most clinical challenges.

Job description

To support your ambition to be leading in the cardiovascular playing field you will join a successful line of research to increase your insight in the pathophysiology of heart failure of patients with congenital heart disease. Under supervision of international experts in the field you will be able to provide your own input and contribution to the solution of problems that we encounter in our daily practice with certain patient groups, i.e. patients with a Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA), Tetralogy of Fallot and Aortic Stenosis. In addition, you will be trained in cardiac anatomy, (patho)physiology, echocardiography and other imaging modalities. During your PhD program you will be skilled in writing manuscripts, performing statistical analyses, and giving scientific lectures.

What do we need

  • You have an official Dutch/EU MD registration and you are interested in cardiology.
  • You preferably already have some scientific research experience.
  • You are a good communicator.
  • You are a team player who can also work independently.

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.

In case of specific professions a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ is required.

What do we offer

We offer you a position as a physician-PhD (1.0fte) to join a nationwide research collaboration on congenital heart disease funded partly by the Dutch Heart Foundation and Stichting Hartekind. You will use the data of large cohorts of patients to gain understanding and insights in the pathophysiology of heart failure. This will lead to potential personalized therapeutic targets that can further improve our current treatment.

The duration of this position is approximately 3-4 years. After successful completion of the PhD-thesis, you will be offered to apply for a position as fellow/resident in our department of cardiology.

Your salary will be a minimum of € 2.495,- gross per month in the first year and a maximum of € 3.196,- (scale PhD) in the final (4th) year, based on a full-time appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centres (CAO-UMC). English: http://www.nfu.nl/english/about-the-nfu/

More information
For more information please contact:

  • Dr. Joost van Melle, cardiologist: e-mail address: Contact (please do not use e-mail address for applications)

Applying for a job

You can apply only by submitting the digital application form at the bottom of this page. Immediately after the digital application form has been submitted, a standard confirmation of receipt will be sent by e-mail with information not relevant to this vacancy. The closing date listed above does not apply to this vacancy. Your application will be sent directly to the department. The vacancy will remain on the website until enough suitable candidates are found.