Physician-Scientist (Ischemic and Valvular Disease)

Do you have ambitions to become a cardiologist? Do you want to matter and be meaningful to patients with cardiovascular disease? Now and in the future? If so, we have an opportunity for you to apply for a PhD position to do clinical scientific research with a direct link to patient care.

Research line: Ischemic Heart Diseases
Project: GIPS-IV trial, Early Synergy


The department of cardiology of the UMCG is a dynamic group where scientific research and clinical practice are closely linked to each other. Problems that we encounter in clinical practice are translated into scientific research questions aimed at further improving care and cure of our patients. We believe that an open scientific atmosphere where talented young clinical researchers get the opportunity to work together in an experienced scientific and clinical environment, will make it possible to find solutions for most clinical challenges.


Job description

To support your ambition to be leading in the cardiovascular playing field you will join a successful line of research to increase your insight in the pathophysiology of ischemic and valvular heart disease. Under supervision of international experts in the field you will be able to provide your own input and contribution to the solution of problems that we encounter in our current understanding a treatment of patients with ischemic and valvular heart disease. In addition, you will be trained in the design and execution of intervention trials with innovative therapies for patients with ischemic and valvular heart disease. During your PhD program you will be skilled in writing manuscripts, performing statistical bio-informatic analyses, and giving scientific lectures.

We offer you a position as a physician-PhD (1.0fte) to study the pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of ischemic and valvular heart disease. You will use novel artificial intelligence applications on big data (biomarkers, proteomics, genomics and transcriptomics) from large cohorts of patients with ischemic and valvular heart disease to gain understanding and insights in the pathophysiology of ischemic and valvular heart disease. This will lead to potential personalized therapeutic targets that can further improve our current treatment of ischemic and valvular heart disease.

The duration of this position is approximately 3-4 years. After successful completion of the PhD-thesis, you will be offered to apply for a position as fellow/resident in our department of cardiology.


What is required

You have an official Dutch/EU MD registration and you are interested in cardiology
You preferably already have some scientific research experience
You are a good communicator
You are a team player who can also work independently


What do we offer

The maximum salary is € 4.361,- gross per month (scale 10 for a full-time position) dependent on your education and experience. In addition, the UMCG offers 8% holiday-bonus and 8,3% year-end bonus. The working conditions are outlined in the CAO University Medical Centers (CAO-UMC).

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More information
For more information, please contact:
Prof. Dr. Adriaan Voors, cardiologist: e-mail: