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PhD Position – Applied Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Improving Hemodynamic Measurements in Critical Care

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) invites applications for a Ph.D. position in improved hemodynamic measurements in critical care, medical signal processing and analysis – Applied Physics, Biomedical Engineering, at the Signal Processing Systems (SPS) group, Electrical Engineering department, The Netherlands -Dec 2021

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General Info

Position: PhD Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
Signal Processing Systems (SPS) Group
Department of Electrical Engineering
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
Eindhoven,

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Qualification Details

We are seeking a highly motivated master graduate with a strong background and interest in the analysis and interpretation of biomedical signals.

We are looking for candidates that meet the following requirements:

  • Master degree in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or Biomedical Engineering
  • Background in medical signal processing and analysis
  • Excellent education track record
  • Good analytical skills
  • Affinity for working in an interdisciplinary and highly international environment.
  • Affinity with experimental work
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.

Responsibilities/Job Description

A major thrust is on radical innovations towards widespread use of ultrasound (US) technology. Cuff with integrated US might enable continuous peri-operative monitoring to detect hemodynamic instabilities earlier and with higher accuracy. More in general, using such new non-invasive smart measurement technique aims to replace current invasive methods to monitor functional hemodynamic parameters, which reveal useful for early detection of patient deterioration and for guiding critical care treatments.

The position is available within the Biomedical Diagnostics (BM/d) research lab, part of the Signal Processing Systems (SPS) group (Electrical Engineering department, TU/e), and it involves tight collaborations with the Catharina Hospital Eindhoven and Philips, as part of the Eindhoven MedTech Innovation Center (e/MTIC).

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: V36.5300
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'apply now'-button on this page.The application should include a:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and qualifications for the position, as well as your current experience with and understanding of the topic
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae;
  • A brief description of your MSc thesis and a copy or a link to the full thesis. If you have not completed it yet, please explain your current situation;
  • List of courses taken at the Bachelor and Master level including marks;
  • A recommendation letter from at least 2 references.

The selection process will start in November 2021 and will continue until the position gets filled. The position is fully funded and immediately available. The successful candidate is expected to start ASAP.

We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled.

We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.

Please keep in mind you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each. If necessary, please combine files.

About the Consortium Partners

The BM/d lab at TU/e is devoted to model-based quantitative analysis of medical images and bio-signals, with the goal of improving patient care and management. In the context of perioperative care, we focus on modeling and analysis of bio-signals, taking into account the full measurement chain, with the goal of improving diagnosis and prognosis, and enabling long-term monitoring.

The Catharina Hospital Eindhoven is a large clinical and teaching medical center hospital in the Eindhoven area specialized in cardiovascular disease, obesity and oncology and serves as tertiary referral center in several areas. The departments of Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Intensive care, (cardiothoracic) surgery and laboratory service participate in many international trials and actively contribute to the development of diagnostic devices and clinical decision support systems.

Royal Philips is a leading health technology company with the purpose to improve people’s health and well-being through meaningful innovation. Aim is to deliver superior, long-term valueto customers and shareholders, while acting responsibly towards our planet and society, in partnership with the stakeholders.

About the Project

Demographic changes induce an ever-higher burden on the healthcare system. Early detection of complications and diseases and the determination of effective personalized treatments are essential to lower this burden, to prevent comorbidities, and to lower healthcare costs while simultaneously improving patient outcome and quality of life. The PISANO project seeks to leverage technological advances in pathophysiological modeling, unobtrusive sensing, monitoring and artificial intelligence (AI) towards this end. As part of the PISANO project, this PhD position addresses the need for improved hemodynamic measurements in critical care. The main hypothesis is that the standard hemodynamic monitoring technology might not be used up to its full potential. This project explores how to adapt existing critical care technology for the purpose to improve existing measurement quality, or developing new measurement strategies, aiming at extracting new parameters and obtain early and comprehensive information on the hemodynamic status of patients at risk of deterioration.

About the Department

Electrical Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering teaches highly motivated Masters of Science, designers and doctoral candidates, and carries out breakthrough research in its field. The department has three spearheads: Connected World, Care and Cure, and Smart Sustainable Systems. These themes are reflected in the department’s nine research chairs. Research is carried out into the applications of electromagnetic phenomena in all forms of energy conversion, telecommunication and electrical signal processing. Existing and new electrical components and systems are analyzed, designed and built. The Electrical Engineering department takes its inspiration from contacts with high-tech industry in the direct surrounding region and beyond. The department is innovative and has international ambitions and partnerships. The result is a challenging and inspiring setting in which socially relevant issues are addressed.

About the Employer: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

Conditions of Employment

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the possibility to present your work at international conferences.
  • A full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation (go/no-go) after nine months.
  • To develop your teaching skills, you will spend 10% of your employment on teaching tasks.
  • To support you during your PhD and to prepare you for the rest of your career, you will make a Training and Supervision plan and you will have free access to a personal development program for PhD students (PROOF program).
  • A gross monthly salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • Should you come from abroad and comply with certain conditions, you can make use of the so-called ‘30% facility’, which permits you not to pay tax on 30% of your salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

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Contact details

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?For more information about this position contact dr. ing. Simona Turco, e-mail: s.turco[at]tue.nl.

For information about terms of employment, click here or contact contact HRServices.flux[at]tue.nl.

Please visit www.tue.nl/jobs to find out more about working at TU/e!

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