The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a fully funded four-year PhD position in the …
PhD position 'CT biomarkers of emphysema and bronchial wall thickness'
and project background
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, and coronary heart disease, together the Big-3, are the main cause of death in the Western world. To know more about the development of and ...
- Groningen, Groningen
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
and project background
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, and coronary heart disease, together the Big-3, are the main cause of death in the Western world. To know more about the development of and risk factors for the Big-3, the ImaLife project was started. In ImaLife, 12,000 individuals of the LifeLines cohort undergo low-dose CT of heart and lungs. The goal of the ImaLife project is to evaluate very early imaging biomarkers of the Big-3. ImaLife will result in normal values of the Big-3 in the general population, and identification of early disease. This information will in the future help to reduce the disease burden from the Big-3.
In this radiologically and epidemiologically oriented project, the PhD student will study early signs of emphysema and bronchitis based on CT biomarkers for lung density and bronchial wall thickness, to determine normal biomarker values and relationships with risk factors, and compare to other populations (COPD patients, high-risk Chinese population).
- Candidates with a Master’s degree in Medicine/Health Sciences
- Demonstrable interest in COPD imaging/-research preferred, but not conditional
The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.
Conditions- A fulltime PhD position (36 hours) at the UMCG for a maximum period of four years, starting 1st half 2018.
- Salary according to the Dutch scale for PhD project research = € 2.279,- gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 2.919,- gross per month in the last year.
- In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and a development budget.
- The terms of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centers (CAO-UMC).
Prof. Dr. R. Vliegenthart, email@example.com, tel. +31 50 361 0251
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Center for Medical Imaging (CMI)
The Center for Medical Imaging (CMI) at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) has an extensive research track record in non-invasive imaging of the heart and lungs. The focus of CMI ranges from validation of new imaging techniques to cost-effective implementation in clinical practice. The UMCG has an agreement with Siemens Netherlands for collaborative research and state-of-the-art imaging modalities, including the latest generation dual-source CT, 3-Tesla MRI, and PET/CT systems.
The PhD student will be part of a research team with eleven other PhDs, a number of post-docs, Principal Investigators, a research coordinator and support personnel. There is a dynamic multidisciplinary research team including radiologists, pulmonologists, and image post-processing experts. The PhD student is registered within the Graduate School of Medical Sciences in Groningen, and graduates with a PhD degree from the University of Groningen, Faculty of Medicine.