PhD in Biomedical in Belgium

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The candidate will perform research in order to prepare a PhD thesis in (bio)medical research, more specifically in cardiology with a focus on the metabolic, hemodynamic and vascular alterations which occur in patients with heart failure. Candidates will collaborate in a research project that aims at better understanding disease processes in order to develop new concepts that can be translated into clinical practice. Candidates will work closely together with the departments of cardiovascular disease of the hospitals ‘ZOL’ and ’Jessa‘ – Belgium and Cleveland Clinic – USA.

Profile and diploma
Candidates should hold one of the following degrees: Licentiate/Master in life sciences (e.g. biomedical sciences, pharmacy, bio-engineering, medicine, veterinary medicine, rehabilitation sciences) or an equivalent academic college degree. Doctors specializing in internal medicine or students, who will complete these studies during the summer, are also strongly invited to apply. Successful candidates have excellent communication skills and sufficient knowledge of English. Candidates should be very motivated to finish a PhD and have good research skills. Knowledge of the field and experience in the domain are advantageous.

A PhD grant for 2×2 years (extension on condition of a positive evaluation).

Further information
. Content job responsibilities:
– Prof. dr. Wilfried Mullens, +32-89 32 70 87,
– Prof. dr. Piet Stinissen, +32-11 26 93 03,
. Content terms of employment and selection procedure: Yves Soen, 011-26 80 85,

Applicants must use the official application forms
. which are available at the Rectoraat of Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan – building D, B-3590 Diepenbeek (Belgium), phone +32 – 11 – 26 80 10
. which can be downloaded at
The completed application forms must reach the above mentioned address no later than Tuesday, March 15th, 2011.
Application by e-mail will only be taken into consideration when sent to the following address:

Research Fields

Medical sciences

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