Postdoctoral fellow

Last application date
Jul 31, 2022 00:00
WE05 - Department of Physics and Astronomy
Limited duration
Physics, Mathematics, Ingenieering, (Bio)-Informatics or equal
Occupancy rate
Vacancy type
Research staff

Job description

The biophysics groups at Ghent University (department Physics and astronomy) opens a new position for a post-doctoral position for 3 years. The starting date is flexible from August 2022 until January 2023. You will join a team of about 14 people (Master students, PhD-students, Post-docs, Technical Staff and Team lead) and you will hold a position funded by the ERC-starting grant from Prof. Nele Vandersickel (SMARTHEART 2020).

In our team, we develop a software package called Directed-Graph-Mapping (DGM) which can analyze any electro-anatomical dataset of a cardiac arrhythmia such as Atrial Tachycardia, Ventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Fibrillation and Torsade de Pointes. All information regarding DGM can be found an our dedicated website www,dgmapping,com.

The goal of DGM is threefold:
1. We aim for DGM to become the standard tool for analyzing rotational and focal activity of computer simulations
2. We aim for DGM to become the standard tool for analyzing rotational and focal activity of experimental datasets (e.g. needle data from animal experiments, optical data, socket data...)
3. We aim for DGM to enter the clinical workflow to improve ablation therapy

Your job will be to help realizing these 3 aims by conducting research, building relations with (clinical, computational) partners, helping improving the software. Your day-to-day job will be customized based on your personal skills and interests.

For more information regarding the position, do not hesitate to contact Prof. Vandersickel ( The team is very open to new input and out-of-the box thinkers, so please apply or ask for more information if you think you might fit the profile.

Job profile

1. You hold a thesis-based doctorate in Physics – Engineering - (Bio)informatics or equivalent (obtained max. 6 years ago. This term of 6 years is determined by the date written on the above-mentioned required diploma).

2. You have a strong interest in cardiac arrhythmia;

3. You have experience in computer modeling, signal processing and clinical oriented research. Experience in programming is mandatory, DGM is written in python and C++)

4. English writing and communication skills are mandatory. You have experience in writing international papers

5. You are willing to take up leadership in the team (guiding of PhD students, setting out research lines);

6. You want to work in a multi-disciplinary, international and intellectually challenging environment;

7. You are flexible, responsible and able to work independently as well as in team, you like to think outside the box;

8. You have a kind spirit to move research forward and to see this project as a team effort.

How to apply

Send your CV, motivation letter and letters of recommendation (or names of people willing to send a letter of recommendation) as a single pdf to before the end of July 2022.