Assistant Professor in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Medical Engineering

Research / Academic

Are you inspired by the contribution of engineering methods to solve actually relevant clinical and  healthcare problems?Are you fascinated by the use of model predictive subject specific decision support in clinical and health care decision-taking?
The Biomedical Imaging & Modeling cluster of the Department of Biomedical Engineering would like to welcome you to run a line of research and education in cardiovascular and respiratory medical engineering.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering
Research at the department of Biomedical Engineering is aimed at training the next generation of biomedical engineers that combine engineering skills with a strong background in the natural and life sciences to address biomedical challenges. We aim for scientific excellence through an engineering approach, where engineering is defined both as an enabler of scientific and societal progress and as a scientific method to acquire scientific knowledge (learning by making). The combination of engineering and life sciences positions us well to make significant contributions to several exciting and promising research areas including model predictive clinical decision support where combinations of mechanistic an data-driven mathematical models are developed and used to forecast the outcome of medical intervention and / or livestyle changes. The scientific questions we address are inspired by fundamental challenges in biomedicine and healthcare and we actively pursue the translation of scientific insights and new therapeutic and diagnostic approaches in partnership with hospitals and other healthcare providers and medical industry, and by promoting biotech entrepreneurship among our staff.  

The Cluster Biomedical Imaging & Modeling
The Biomedical Imaging & Modeling cluster is working on medical imaging, image analysis, and modelling and interpretation of biomedical systems via methods and techniques from e.g. mathematics, computer science, physics, and medicine. In both research and clinical diagnostics these methods are applied to understand the workings of the human body, and to accurately predict the application of medical interventions. The Cardiovascular Biomechanics group is part of this cluster and performs research in the field of computational and experimental biomechanical analysis of the cardiovascular system. Aim is to develop computational models, experimental techniques, and medical devices for clinical diagnosis, decision support, and intervention. We are a diverse and committed team and we currently consist of four full-time academic staff members and more than 20 postdocs, PhD and EngD researchers. We maintain close collaboration with national and international clinical, industrial and academic partners and to a great extend are EU-funded.

Powered by the strategic collaboration between the Biomedical Engineering department of TU/e and Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+), among others, the Master's program in Medical Engineering (MSc ME) has been established. This program trains TU/e Biomedical Engineers applying engineering methods to contribute to the solution of actually relevant clinical and health care problems. As our new Assistant Professor you will have an important role in the curricular part of the master Medical Engineering and you will therefore have easy access to the clinic. You will act as a formal TU/e supervisor for students that aim to perform graduation projects at MUMC+.

With respect to research activities you will collaborate closely with the BME group of MUMC+; you will share your expertise in patient-specific mathematical modelling while you will learn from the physiological expertise present in the MUMC+. Main focus will be on cardiovascular and respiratory medical engineering.


Personal skills:

  • Motivated researcher, with a PhD in (bio-)medical engineering research, or a comparable domain.
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, reflected in demonstratable outputs.
  • Ability to teach, demonstrated by experience or assistance in teaching. Informed vision on teaching and learning within your own discipline.
  • Strong cooperation skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Effective communication and leadership skills, including coaching and mentoring of students and staff, leading a project or chairing a group, as well as contact with patients, industrial partners, medical doctors within clinical settings.
  • Excellent (written and verbal) proficiency in both Dutch and English.

Professional skills:

You have preferably experience in:

  • 3D, 1D and 0D physics-based cardiovascular models to simulate and analyse hemodynamic and respiratory physiology.
  • In vitro experiments to verify mathematical algorithms.
  • Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of mathematical models.
  • The assessment, analysis, and interpretation of patient data by several modalities.
  • Writing proposals for the medical ethical committee to make research on humans possible.
  • Education of Master and Bachelor students (bio)medical engineering and systems biology including amongst others, lecturing, supervising final projects and tutoring design centered learning.

If you are excited about this position and you are concerned you do not meet all the requirements sufficiently, please be welcome to apply. We would love to look and consider your profile.

Salary Benefits:

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:

  • A Tenure Track of five years. After the Tenure Track there's the prospect of becoming an Associate Professor. If you have a more senior profile, a tailor-made career proposal will be considered.
  • The opportunity to focus your career on education, research or impact. You can develop your personal ambitions and objections within the strategic objectives of the university.
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 11 (min. € 4.332,- max. € 5.929,- gross per month).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • A dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
  • High-quality training programs for academic leadership and teaching.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as are a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) and partner career support.
Work Hours:

38 hours per week


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