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Early Stage Researcher at Universitat Politècnica de València: ““Multiparametric atrial fibrillation stratification”

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    Dr MG Guillem
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Project Description


I am glad to announce 1 Researcher position available in ITACA Institute (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain), in the scope of PersonalizeAF Innovative Training Network (ITN), funded by the European Comission’s H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme.

This position will allow the Early Stage Researchers to enroll in the “Technologies for Health and Wellbeing” PhD Programme at Universitat Politècnica de València. The researcher will be able to complement the research activity and academic training with international and intersectorial secondments, workshops and summer schools.

This research will be focused in Technologies for atrial state characterization, Technologies for atrial fibrillation treatment and Decision Support platforms for patient management, starting the 1st of July 2020 for a period of 36 months.

Gross salary of the position will be around 2600 €.

About the position:

ESR15: “Multiparametric atrial fibrillation stratification”

Objectives: Current management of AF patients is based on patient’s symptoms and risk factors, but not on the evaluation of the atrial structural or functional state. The objective of this project is to propose a stratification criterion to select the best therapeutic option in each individual patient that incorporates atrial-specific markers in the decision-making protocol. we will use machine learning methods (including incremental online-learning) to identify sub-phenotypes of AF that are associated with better response to each AF therapy

Expected Results: We will first develop a software package for incorporating atrial-specific markers to the currently considered risk factors to predict success of the different therapeutic approaches employed in AF management. As a result, we will develop a decision-making algorithm to help selecting the best therapeutic option in an individual patient basis and taking into account gender related characteristics that accounts for the patient’s specific atrial substrate.

Required background: Master’s in Electrical/Biomedical engineering, Computing or related.

More details:

Applications will be sent to [Email Address Removed]. Reference: ESR11

Specific Requirements
Before considering your application please check you are eligible as Early-Stage Researchers (ESR):

ESRs shall be in the first four years at the time of recruitment (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and HAVE NOT been awarded a doctoral degree.
All nationalities are accepted, but researchers MUST NOT have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment (short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account).
Commitment of the fulfilment of a Personal Career Development. ESR’s work will be regularly monitored.
One Masters Degree in a relevant discipline.
Applicants must show their ability to understand to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English.

All the Applications MUST BE SENT TO [Email Address Removed]


Funding Notes

Applications should be submitted by email to [Email Address Removed]. Applicants should fulfill the elegibility criteria described and provide the following documents:

Application form
Letter of motivation
Copies of degree and academic transcripts (with grades and rankings)
Summary of Master’s thesis (max. 1 page)
Short CV including a publication list (if any)
Two reference letters + Contact details of two referees which provide them
Proof of language skills (if any)
Passport copy


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