Vacancies 121662-PhD-candidate-MONITOR-a-multi-parameter-non-invasive-wearable-for-home-based-monitoring-of-vi

About the position

  • 36 hours per week
  • Temporary
  • 4 years
  • Salary scale 10A/10
  • Fulltime: min € 2631 - max € 4800 gross per month
  • Apply before 5 September 2022
  • Date first interview: 13 September 2022

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Job description

We are looking for an enthousiastic PhD candidate for our project ‘MONITOR: a multi-parameter, non-invasive wearable for home-based monitoring of vital signs for early relocation of cardiac care’. Will you join our team and work in a unique, multidisciplinary working and learning environment? read more

Job description

We are looking for an enthousiastic PhD candidate for our project ‘MONITOR: a multi-parameter, non-invasive wearable for home-based monitoring of vital signs for early relocation of cardiac care’. Will you join our team and work in a unique, multidisciplinary working and learning environment? 

Patients with acute myocardial infarction or underwent cardiac surgery are in need for close monitoring, including heartrate and blood pressure, both at the coronary care unit (CCU) and hospital wards. This type of care is high in cost and time-consuming. Recent developments in wearables have resulted in a multi-parameter physiological monitor to continuously register these signs, which allow for 24/7 central monitoring and digital communication with healthcare professionals.

These developments may relocate CCU-/hospital-based healthcare towards a home-based environment. This will be done through using novel wearable to monitor heart rate and other vital signs (Techmedic), but also through sustainable connected care networks (NAAST, CardioWorks). In the proposed project, we will evaluate the usability and validity of the multi-parameter monitor within a hospital environment compared with current procedures.

Secondly, we will examine the accuracy of the multi-parameter monitor to acutely detect abnormalities of vital signs within a mock-situation and develop sustainable connected care networks for home-based monitoring.

Finally, we aim to evaluate the implementation of the multi-parameter physiological monitor for continuous monitoring of STEMI patients following PCI within the ‘Radboudumc-hotel’ compared to current care. Through this work we aim to facilitate relocation of high-quality care <24-hours of admission, which leads to prevention of re-admissions/re-hospitalisation, reduction of healthcare costs, and improvement in quality of care.


Department

The Radboud University Medical Center and the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences ( RIHS ) offer a unique, multidisciplinary working and learning environment with opportunities for developing expertise in a diversity of research areas and techniques. Prof. Dick Thijssen (Physiology) will be... read more

Department

The Radboud University Medical Center and the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS) offer a unique, multidisciplinary working and learning environment with opportunities for developing expertise in a diversity of research areas and techniques. Prof. Dick Thijssen (Physiology) will be your primary supervisor, whereas monthly meetings will be scheduled with Prof. Robert-Jan van Geuns (Cardiology). As we also very much value social and communication skills, you will be stimulated to take part in the vivid social interactions and scientific debates in our research institute.

Research Institutes
At the moment there are more than 1,300 PhD candidates at our medical hospital. This number includes PhD candidates on our pay roll as well as external candidates (those employed somewhere else but researching on our premises).

  • Radboud Institute for Health Sciences: ± 700
  • Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences: ± 400
  • Donders Center for Medical Neurosciences: ± 200
Read what it is like to do a PhD at the Radboud University Medical Center.

Radboudumc
Radboud university medical center is a university medical center for patient care, scientific research, and education in Nijmegen. Radboud university medical center strives to be at the forefront of shaping the healthcare of the future. We do this in a person-centered and innovative way, and in close collaboration with our network. We want to have a significant impact on healthcare. We want to improve with each passing day, continuously working towards better healthcare, research, and education. And gaining a better understanding of how diseases arise and how we can prevent, treat, and cure them, day in and day out. This way, every patient always receives the best healthcare, now and in the future. Because that is why we do what we do.

Read more about our strategy and what working at Radboud university medical center means. Our colleagues would be happy to tell you about it. #weareradboudumc


Profile

You should have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in biomedical sciences, (technical) medicine, or human movement sciences and have a strong interest in technology. Ideally, you have experience and/or interest in clinical studies (in patient groups). In addition, you have outstanding statistical,... read more

Profile

You should have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in biomedical sciences, (technical) medicine, or human movement sciences and have a strong interest in technology. Ideally, you have experience and/or interest in clinical studies (in patient groups). In addition, you have outstanding statistical, communicative and collaborative skills, and you have experience in writing scientific articles.

This project will offer you the opportunity to do crosscutting research on a pertinent topic in a stimulating, multi-centre environment with access to both high-quality data and expert supervision. This may jumpstart your academic career. However, for these promises to deliver, this requires your dedication, determination to succeed, ability to scientifically excel, and above all creativity to handle (scientific) challenges as they come along. You should demonstrate the potency to be one of those emerging scientific talents of the future generation.

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Terms of employment

The salary depends on education. Scale 10 will be offered to MSc medical graduates; those holding degrees in other disciplines will be offered scale 10A. You will be ranked in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO) as a PhD student (promovendus). The PhD studentship will commence between... read more

Terms of employment

The salary depends on education. Scale 10 will be offered to MSc medical graduates; those holding degrees in other disciplines will be offered scale 10A. You will be ranked in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO) as a PhD student (promovendus). The PhD studentship will commence between November and December 2022.

Working at Radboud university medical center means that you are ahead of the curve and working together on the healthcare of the future. And there is more. Our secondary terms of employment are impressive. These are fully tailored to you thanks to our Employment Conditions Selection Model. At Radboud university medical center, you will be given trust, and you will take the responsibility to handle everything together. We provide annual courses, both professional and personal.

  • In addition to your monthly salary and an annual vacation allowance of 8%, you will receive an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • If you work irregular hours, you will receive an allowance.
  • As a full-time employee (36 hours per week), you are entitled to approximately 168 vacation hours (over 23 days) per year.
  • Radboud university medical center pays 70% of the pension premium. You pay the rest of the premium with your gross salary.
  • You get a discount on health insurance as well: you can take advantage of two group health insurance plans. UMC Zorgverzekering and CZ collectief.
 
In addition to our terms of employment, we also offer employees various other attractive facilities, such as childcare and sports facilities. Want to learn more? Take a look at the Cao UMC.
 


Application procedure

Please submit a motivation letter (max. 1 page), a CV (including a list of grades obtained during your MSc study), and the names of two persons who can provide references. We would like to receive your application before 5 September 2022. We will then contact you shortly. The first interview... read more

Application procedure

Please submit a motivation letter (max. 1 page), a CV (including a list of grades obtained during your MSc study), and the names of two persons who can provide references. We would like to receive your application before 5 September 2022. We will then contact you shortly. The first interview round takes place on 13 September 2022. We would appreciate it if you would take this into account.

What else can you expect?

When you begin employment, we will request a certificate of conduct (VOG) and, depending on the position, you may be screened. You do not need to do anything for this; we will inform you later. 
 
Radboud university medical center is an employer that welcomes everyone. Every colleague brings valuable experience, expertise, and creativity. We believe in the benefits of a diverse and inclusive organization. #weareradboudumc

Read more about our application procedure or take a look at the frequently asked questions
 
We are recruiting for this vacancy ourselves. We only accept applications directly from the applicants themselves, but intermediaries are welcome to share our vacancies in their networks.​


Contact

All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. Dick Thijssen, Full Professor. Use the Apply button to submit your application. read more

Contact

All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. Dick Thijssen, Full Professor. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

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