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PhD position in “Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine”

Apply before: 14 April 2021
Working time: Day
Working hours: 36 hours per week
Discipline: AMC Medical Research (AMR)

What you are going to do 

Currently, we have a 3-year position for a motivated and creative candidate for a PhD position for researching the development, performance and implementation of machine learning models within anesthesiology and intensive care medicine. Especially at the departments of intensive care and the operating theatre there is an increased need for smart solutions to make good use of the obtained and available data. Real-time decision support, prediction of patient outcome and recognizing worsening states of patients are areas where machine learning can make large steps into providing better healthcare. Two major projects require your expertise: The main project is the Philips Warehouse database, which is a gigantic real-time, continuous biomedical database that contains high frequency sampled data from all ICU patients. Within this project several research angles are addressed like the prediction of arrhythmias or shock at the ICU. The second project is the VHALID project which analyses viscoelastic heaemostatic assays (VHA) for decision support for clinicians regarding management of major blood loss. The PhD-student will be responsible for the analysis and model building for the Philips Warehouse continuous data as well as (in-part) running the VHALID trial. Both analyses will let you learn and explore state of the art modeling and machine learning techniques that contribute directly to innovation on these clinical departments. In addition to the research, the PhD student will be responsible for writing reports and scientific articles, and will be participating in national and international scientific meetings. As a student in the AMC graduate school the PhD student will have access to further training and development. We offer a challenging learning environment in a young team with machine learning experience. The PhD student will have significant interaction with the other PhD students of our research group.

What we expect from you

  • Technical medical degree, biomedical engineering degree, computer science degree with sufficient clinical knowledge or a medical degree with provable technical interest and ambition
  • Affinity with anesthesiology and intensive care medicine, and running clinical experiments
  • Able to handle and analyze large scale datasets in Matlab and/or Python and/or R
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience with statistical modeling, machine learning or artificial intelligence
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Previous research experience is an advantage
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken), fluent Dutch is a pre
  • Effective team-player in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Capable to work diligently and independently with a good share of enthusiasm

Where you are going to work

The Anesthesiology and Intensive Care departments of the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam occupy a leading position internationally in its field of research and participate in a large number of cooperative programs with universities, research institutes and industry. One of the main research lines is the broad field of hemodynamics. The research group of the Department of Anesthesiology, Department of Intensive Care and the Laboratory of Experimental Intensive Care and Anesthesiology exists of a multidisciplinary team with backgrounds in internal medicine, anesthesiology, intensive care medicine, biochemistry and artificial intelligence.

Want to know more about working at AMR? Take a look at our website https://werkenbijamc.nl/werken-bij-amr/.

What we offer you

We offer you ample opportunity for development, deepening and broadening, additional training and a place to grow! Working at AMR means working in an inspiring and professional environment where development is encouraged in every respect.

  • A PhD student (Onderzoeker in Opleiding) is placed in scale 21, with a fulltime gross salary that ranges from € 2.495,- to € 3.196,- (based on qualifications and experience). The contract hours will be 36 hours per week (1fte).
  • For a MD (Arts-Onderzoeker) it’s scale 10, with a fulltime gross salary that ranges from €3196,- to €4615,- (based on qualifications and experience). The contract hours will be 32 per week (0,89 fte).
  • The base salary does not include holiday pay (8%) and a year-end bonus (8.3%).
  • We initially offer a contract for 12 months, with the prospect of extending the contract upon good performance.
  • In addition to excellent accessibility by public transport, AMC also has a sufficient number of parking spaces for employees.
  • Pension is accrued at Be Frank.

For an overview of all our other terms of employment, see https://werkenbijamc.nl/arbeidsvoorwaarden-amr/

Amsterdam UMC has an open culture. Together we continuously build an environment where everyone feels welcome. To achieve that, we strive to provide equal opportunities for everyone. We therefore cordially invite all interested parties to respond to this vacancy.

Let’s meet

If you would like to apply directly, please use the ‘apply’ button on this page.
If you would like more information, please feel free to contact Dr. Alexander Vlaar, via a.p.vlaar@amsterdamumc.nl or Dr. Denise Veelo, via d.p.veelo@amsterdamumc.nl

We look forward to meeting you!