PhD student

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  • Published date: September 11, 2017
    • Ghent, Belgium

Job description
At the Department of Public Health, the Epidemiology and Prevention research unit, a research position is available for a full-time scholarship in the field of cardiovascular disease management, aiming to obtain a PhD degree. The PhD student will work on the HeartMan project: “Personal Decision Support System For Heart Failure Management”. This project constitutes a Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation action within the PHC-28-2015 Predictive modeling call.
Within the HeartMan project a personal health system was developed to help heart failure patients manage their disease through personalised advice. The PhD student will contribute to the project activities and tasks committed to UGent, which mainly focus on setting up the proof of concept trial of the system. The successful candidate will closely collaborate with members from the international consortium and with the local participating medical centers. We offer a 1-year appointment (potentially renewable).

Profile of the candidate
Master of Medicine in medicine, Master of Science in rehabilitation sciences and physiotherapy, Master of Science in nursing and midwifery, or equivalent
Having a strong research interest in the field of cardiovascular epidemiology and disease management is essential
Excellent knowledge of research methodology and statistics
Excellent knowledge of the Dutch and English language
Excellent writing and reporting skills
Excellent communication skills

How to apply
More detailed information on this vacancy can be obtained from Prof. dr. Els Clays, promoter of the HeartMan project (Phone +32 (0)9 332 36 16 or e-mail Motivated candidates can send their application letter and CV, including detailed study results.

Starting date is 01/12/17. Job interviews will be organized on October 16th and 17th, 2017 at Universiteit Gent, Campus UZGent.

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