We are looking for a Postdoc who will help in an exciting European project. In six years we want to develop an algorithm with AI to predict cardiovascular risks and disease progression in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and/or peripheral arterial diseases (PAD).
For both vascular diseases, aortic abdominal aneurysms (AAA) and peripheral arterial diseases (PAD), there is no effective medical therapy. The best current management of these diseases consists of aggressive modification of general cardiovascular risk factors such as targeting cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes, next to lifestyle adjustment. A major challenge in current disease management is that to date, it is unclear how progression of vascular diseases and the risk of cardiovascular events are influenced by these risk factors. We cannot predict whose symptoms in PAD patients progress from claudication to rest pain/gangrene. In AAA we cannot predict whose AAA will grow or rupture. There are no means for personalized cardiovascular risk prevention or prediction of cardiocerebrovascular events.
For more information, visit: Amsterdam UMC leads an AI-powered hunt for high-risk vascular patients
The aim of this project VASCUL-AID:
Your tasks will be both scientific and organizational, your main tasks will include:
We are searching for candidates who want to improve healthcare with a medical background. On the one hand, the candidate must enjoy to learn new technical approaches in AI, perform data analysis and machine learning approaches or have interest in multisource data analysis or biomedical analysis (proteomics and genomics). The candidate must function in a multidisciplinary team and collaborate with doctors to show the clinical advantages of the technique and get it implemented in the clinical workflow.
A candidate must have:
Additional skills (not obligated) we would like to see:
Salary Scale 11: 4.325 to 5.919 euro gross when employed full-time (step depending on qualifications and experience).
Salary increase of 4% effective November 2023
You will be part of the translational vascular research group at the Amsterdam UMC (location AMC) and EU consortium. Associate prof. Dr. Kak Khee Yeung will be your direct supervisor. Dr. Vincent Jongkind, dr. Arjan Hoksbergen, prof. Dr. Ron Balm, Prof. Dr. Jan Blankensteijn, Prof. Dr. Marlies Schijven will be part of the team that will provide guidance. The translational vascular surgery research group research group offer a resourceful and stimulating scientific environment. We are an energetic and enthusiastic team of roughly 16-20 PhD-candidates and 1 postdoc. The VASCUL-AID project will have their own PhD-students, data manager and project manager.
At the Amsterdam UMC, we see over 300 aortic aneurysms yearly and over 500 PAD patients, and we are equipped with a hybrid endovascular room.
During the publication period, applications will be handled continuously. If the vacancy is filled, it will be closed prematurely.
If you have any questions about this position, please feel free to contact Kak Khee Yeung, via firstname.lastname@example.org or Vincent Jongkind, via email@example.com
For more information about the application procedure, please contact Chey Edwards, Recruitment Advisor, via firstname.lastname@example.org or via 06 21 48 72 45.
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.