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We believe that if we give ambitious young people opportunities, we will be able to find a cure for every heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide and affects all of us! From the devastating shock of sudden cardiac death to the frustration of seeing loved ones suffer from chronic heart failure and atrial fibrillation; there is so much to fight for. Come and join us in our mission to find a cure for all heart diseases.

Our research tradition dates back to 1901, when Karl Wenckebach was the first to combine clinical medicine with experimental physiology. By translating clinical observations into detailed experiments, he was able to discover heart rhythm disorders long before the introduction of the electrocardiogram. His legacy and research philosophy still resonates through UMCG cardiology research center!

Work on tomorrow’s innovations, today. Join us!

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“There are very few places in the world where heart research and clinical cardiology are so well connected.”

With a team of cardiologists, post-docs, PhD students, medical students and research staff, we  continue to discover new causes and new treatments for several heart diseases. We provide  the unique opportunity to work from state-of-the art experimental technologies, through advanced artificial intelligence applications, to improve clinical understanding and develop novel therapies for complex cardiac diseases. In the past decades we have significantly contributed to better prevention and treatment of several heart diseases, including coronary heart disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation.

UMCG cardiology research center is one of the largest heart research centers in the Netherlands, embedded in the largest academic cardiology clinic in the Netherlands. There are very few places in the world where clinical cardiology and  research and are so well connected. With 30 cardiologists, 16 principal investigators and more than 50 PhD students and post-docs, all the knowledge and experience that you will require are literally at your doorstep.

We are always looking for people that share our ambition to find a cure for heart disease. You will work in multidisciplinary teams and with an inspiring mix of young, creative people and world renowned, international experts in the field. Through our large international network, you will also collaborate with scientists from around the world. You will have the opportunity to present your results at international conferences and will publish  articles in the top journals in the field of cardiology. We strongly believe that science is a fundamental part of clinical cardiology. Joining the UMCG cardiology research center today, will be an important first step to ensure your future in clinical cardiology tomorrow. Come and work on tomorrows innovations today and be inspired.

“We believe that if we give ambitious young people opportunities, we will be able to find a cure for every heart disease.”