The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer's disease (AD). Other causes include Vascular Cognitive Impairment (VCI), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). The overall goal of TAP-dementia project is to improve diagnostics of these dementias.
By improve diagnosis, we mean making it Timely, Accurate, and Personalized (TAP). TAP dementia improves diagnostics by (i) developing, (ii) validating, and (iii) implementing diagnostic tests. This allows appropriate care to be provided, which contributes to the quality of life of the person with dementia.
In this project, you will work together with clinical and technical experts to develop technologies that can improve dementia diagnosis. For this project we are looking for a person who gets excited about large scale, complex data analyses, involving fluid biomarkers, clinical information, and neuroimaging data. Specifically, you will be responsible for:
As a researcher, you will strengthen the fluid biomarker and AI team in the Amsterdam Alzheimer Center. Together with other PhD students in the TAP-Dementia consortium, you ensure that the etiology of dementia can be determined in a timely and accurate manner in the future.
An ideal candidate would have:
The research will be conducted at the Amsterdam Alzheimer Center, an (inter)national leading center in the field of top clinical care and high-quality scientific research into dementia. The Alzheimer Center Amsterdam is a stimulating workplace with more than 100 employees where an informal atmosphere goes hand in hand with ambitions and attention to personal development. For more information, visit: www.alzheimercentrum.nl.
If you have any questions about this position, please feel free to contact Vikram Venkatraghavan, via firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the application procedure, please contact Chey Edwards, Recruitment Advisor, via email@example.com or via 06 21487245.
A reference check, screening and hiring test may be part of the procedure. Read here whether that applies to you. If you join us, we ask you for a VOG (Certificate of Good Conduct).
Internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates in case of equal suitability.
Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.