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Postdoctoral researcher – In-Silico Stroke Trials

Are you a high potential young researcher who recently obtained a PhD degree in computational biomedicine or related fields, and do you want to join our …

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Spui, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 2709 - € 4978 per maand


Are you a high potential young researcher who recently obtained a PhD degree in computational biomedicine or related fields, and do you want to join our multidisciplinary team to further develop your career as an independent scientist? Do you want to push the frontier of computational modelling in medicine, and help shape the exciting new development of in silico trials? Are you keen to join our international project that aims to develop, validate, and apply the first in silico stroke trial? If you recognise yourself, we are happy to invite you to apply for this position.

Project description

An exciting new emerging application of Computational Biomedicine are in-silico trials, which aim to reduce, refine, or even replace animal studies or (pre-) clinical human trials by simulating medical products or treatments on the population level.

In the INSIST project we aim to develop in-silico trials for acute ischemic stroke.

Your role will be to integrate models, as developed within the INSIST project, for virtual stroke populations, brain perfusion and metabolism, stroke treatment options (mechanical thrombectomy and thrombolysis), and statistical clinical outcome models into an overall in-silico stroke trial, to validate it on retrospective data from earlier stroke trials, and in collaboration with medical professionals and medical industry, to design and carry out two prospective in-silico stroke trials.


The candidate should have a doctoral degree in Computational Biomedicine or related disciplines. Knowledge from neurovascular disease is preferable. Experience with model integrations, workflow environments, and discrete event modelling is considered an advantage, as well as experience with modern programming languages (such as Python or C++).

This position requires strong communication skills and the capability to connect to many multidisciplinary laboratories, ranging from bioengineering and mechanical engineering, via computational science, to medical imaging, medical statistics, and neurology. You are an integrator, you are able to see the overall picture, and convince your international peers to work with you in realizing the common goal on an in-silico stroke trial. Furthermore, you should be able to work in an international multidisciplinary local team. Finally, you will also closely work together with a PhD student, and help in co-supervision.


A temporary contract for 38 hours per week, for the duration of 24 months.

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2.709 tot €4.978 (scale 10 or 11) gross per month, based on 38 hours a week. These amounts are exclusive 8 % holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favorable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

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