Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and poses an increasing burden on patients’ health, well-being and healthcare budgets. The AF Research Group of the Amsterdam UMC combines clinical and translational research. We combine clinical knowledge with life science technology to understand the pathophysiologic mechanism of atrial fibrillation and to discover new biomarkers and targets for therapy.
An important subject of investigation is how the atrium remodels to facilitate occurrence and perpetuation of the arrhythmia. We are particularly interested in how the arrhythmogenic substrate in the atrium develops, both before the emerging of the arrhythmia, and during its progression to persistent and permanent forms. For that, a large biobank containing blood, tissue and clinical characteristics and follow-up of >700 patients with and without AF is available, that is closely intertwined with our Thoracoscopic AF ablation program.
This research project will focus on the determinants of arrhythmogenic substrate development. The candidate will work on molecular biological techniques as well as on clinical projects to uncover how specific arrhythmogenic substrates relate to clinical outcome of AF therapy, and how the development of the substrate can be modified and reversed. During the appointment, the candidate will perform fundamental, bioinformatics and clinical research and write several scientific articles that will together compose a PhD thesis. .
We are looking for an enthousiastic physician researcher with:
You will work in a team with several (physician) researchers. Together we manage the ongoing clinical trials. Everyone has his own responsibilities and tasks and we help each other when needed. There are weekly meetings in which we discuss our plans, progress and results.
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.
For an overview of all our other terms of employment, see https://werkenbijamc.nl/arbeidsvoorwaarden-amr/
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If you would like more information, please feel free to contact prof. dr. Joris de Groot (Cardioloog), via email@example.com
We look forward to meeting you!
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