PostDoc position "Human Digital Twin"

 A Human Digital Twin is a validated, integrated multi-scale, -time and -discipline digital twin of the whole body enabling the comprehensive characterization of the physiological and the pathological state in its full complexity and heterogeneity.

 

We seek a PostDoc that will contribute to the realisation of a Human Digital Twin. The research topic has some flexibility, and the specific target objectives will be formulated together with the successful candidate. It should however clearly fit in the overall vision of the Human Digital Twin. Examples of research topics would be:

  • Credible and validated multiscale, multiorgan, multidisease models of human (patho) physiology;
  • Advanced machine learning methods to (partially) learn Human Digital Twin models from data or to create computationally efficient surrogate models;
  • Data Science methods to turn clinical and biological data into relevant information;
  • Simulation platforms and cloud infrastructures, including High Performance Computing environments, for the Human Digital Twin.

 

The research will be embedded in the EU-funded project EDITH. The overall objective of this project is to support the roll out of digital twins. The end goal of the EDITH CSA project is to have taken tangible steps toward the establishment of a sustainable ecosystem, starting from a comprehensive mapping of the current landscape. Additionally, the project will implement a federated cloud-based repository to gather digital twin resources (models, data sets, good practices) and design a simulation platform that fosters the transition towards a comprehensive HDT. The succesfull candidate will actively contribute to these goals and participate in the EDITH activities (which include e.g. further development of vision behind the Human Digital Twin, roadmapping activities, modelling and model integration activities).

 

What are you going to do

 

This position gives you the opportunity to build connections towards many of the most prominent European institutes and being embedded in the Computational Science Lab of the University of Amsterdam, with a leading biomedical computation group.

 

What do you have to offer

 

The candidate should have a doctoral degree in a topic directly relating the Human Digital twin (either on modelling, AI, data science, or simulation/HPC environments). Experience with model integration 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 throughout Europe, ranging from bioengineering and mechanical engineering, via computational science / computer science, to medical imaging and medical statistics, as well as with clinical research centres and regulatory bodies. You are an integrator, you can see the overall picture, and convince your international peers to work with you in realizing the common goal a Human Digital Twin. Furthermore, you should be able to work in an international multidisciplinary local team.

 

Our offer

 

We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week for a period of 24 months. The preferred starting date is as soon as possible.
The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on relevant experience, ranges between € 2,960 to € 4,670 (scale 10). This does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance the UvA offers. The UFO profile Researcher 4 is applicable. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Universities of the Netherlands is applicable.

 

Besides the salary and a vibrant and challenging environment at Science Park we offer you multiple fringe benefits:

  • 232 holiday hours per year (based on fulltime);
  • Multiple courses to follow from our Teaching and Learning Centre;
  • Multiple courses on topics such as time management, handling stress and an online learning platform with 100+ different courses;
  • 7 weeks birth leave (partner leave) with 100% salary;
  • Partly paid parental leave;
  • The possibility to set up a workplace at home;
  • A pension at ABP for which UvA pays two third part of the contribution;
  • The possibility to follow courses to learn Dutch;
  • Help with housing for a studio or small apartment when you’re moving from abroad.

Are you curious to read more about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits, take a look here.

 

About us

 

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

 

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 8,000, as well as 1,800 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

 

The mission of the Informatics Institute (IvI) is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.

 

You will be embedded in the Computational Science Lab (CSL) and join a group of researchers highly active in computational (bio)medicine, working on topics ranging from computational heamodynamics, cell suspensions, brain perfusion, immunology, but also simulation platforms and high performance computing for computational (bio)medicine. We also develop theory of dynamic complex systems based on concepts of information processing.

 

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

 

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Job application

 

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the button below. We accept applications until and including 16 September 2022.

 

Applications should include the following information (all files besides your CV should be submitted in one single pdf file):

  • a detailed CV including the months (not just years) when referring to your education and work experience;
  • a letter of motivation;
  • a list of publications;
  • the names and email addresses of two references who can provide letters of recommendation (please don’t include any letters).


Please make sure to provide ALL requested documents mentioned above.
You can use the CV field to upload your resume as a separate pdf document. Use the Cover Letter field to upload the other requested documents, including the motivation letter, as one single pdf file.

 

Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

 

The interviews will be held in the course of September 2022.

 

 

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

 

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