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Cardiologie Erasmus MC

PhD student for optical imaging of lung and heart disease

Join us to build tiny microscopes for looking at lung and heart disease
  • Closing date 11-03-2024
  • 07.13.24.TT
  • 36 hours
  • Research university
  • Research & Education
  • Closing date 11-03-2024
  • 07.13.24.TT

Job description

The Biomedical Engineering department at Erasmus MC is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic PhD candidate to join our team and work on Endoscopic Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) projects. You will be involved in developing and implementing cutting-edge imaging techniques to improve our understanding and treatment of various medical conditions, with a particular focus on cardiology and pulmonology. Your key responsibilities are:

  • Conducting research on endoscopic OCT and related fields.
  • Designing and implementing experiments to investigate the clinical applications of endoscopic OCT in cardiology and pulmonology.
  • Developing optical and mechanical tissue characterization techniques.
  • Performing data analysis and interpretation of experimental results.
  • Preparing scientific reports and publications.
  • Collaborating with clinicians, engineers, and other researchers.

Work environment

Biomedical Engineering is a group of 70 researchers performing highly innovative research in cardiovascular diagnosis and therapy. We focus on translational research in imaging with ultrasound and light, ultrasound contrast agents for molecular imaging and drug delivery and vascular biomechanics.

Qualifications and skills

  • You have an MSc or equivalent degree in biomedical engineering, mechnical engineering, physics, or related fields.
  • You have strong (experimental) background in (biomedical) optics, imaging and signal processing.
  • Hands-on experience in endoscopic OCT or related techniques is an asset.
  • You are proficient in programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, or C++.
  • You have excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • You are self-motivated, detail-oriented and able to work independently as well as in a team.

Before you apply please check our conditions for employment.

Terms of employment

  • You will receive a temporary position for 4 years.
  • The gross monthly salary is € 2.901,- in the 1st year and increases to € 3.677,- in the 4th year (scale OIO).
  • Excellent fringe benefits, such as a 13th month that is already paid out in November and a personal travel budget.
  • Pension insurance with ABP. The employer covers approximately 2/3 of the monthly contribution.
  • Special benefits, such as a physiotherapist and a company bicycle repairer. And there is also a sports club where you can work on your fitness after work.
  • An International Office which aids you in preparing for your journey and stay.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Dr. Gijs van Soest,

If you are excited by the thought of this position and would like to apply, please do so by using the application form on our website. Please provide the following documents:

  • Up-to-date CV, including a concise list of courses and grades.
  • Motivation letter (max 1 page).
  • Contact details of two references.

Screening of applications will start as soon as applications are received and will continue until the position is filled.

No agencies please.

Application proces

Step 1 - Apply

Did we get you excited about this position? Submit your application through the application button. You will receive a confirmation of receipt from our recruiter right away.

Step 2 - Selection

Based on your application, we check to see if there is a fit between us. We will let you know as soon as possible whether you are invited for an interview.

Step 3 - Job interview

You have been invited for an interview, great! In this first meeting we get to know each other and see if You can form an idea of the position, the department and Erasmus MC. If the interview goes well usually a second interview follows.

Step 4 - Offer and terms of employment

It’s a match! Your future manager will discuss your salary and employment with you. You will also receive more information about our other terms of employment.

Step 5 - Getting started

Your first working day has come! We are more than happy to have you. Your new department will give you a warm welcome and provide you with all the information you need. Enjoy your job at Erasmus MC!

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Jeanette dos Santos Gomes

Jeanette dos Santos Gomes
Erasmus MC

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