Intensivists as candidates for a position of Professor Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology (0.4-0.8fte)


The University of Twente is looking for intensivists as candidates for a position as

Professor Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology (0.4-0.8fte)

in the Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology group (CRPH) of which you will take the lead. 

The CRPH group performs research for treatment, diagnostics, prevention and management of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The CRPH chair will extend current translational research and initiate new research to make significant contributions with long-term clinical impact. 

Bottom-up approaches include modelling and simulation at the organ and organ system level. Models will be used to support clinical decision-making, assist in outcome prediction and simulation-based training. Research may include development and implementation of digital technologies, such as wearables for measuring and monitoring physiological and behavioural data.

The education by CRPH serves the curricula of Technical Medicine and Biomedical Engineering.

CRPH is located in the new Technical Medical Centre, that houses a large part of our health related academic activities.

Job description

Research: You will form partnerships with external parties and attract national and international funding. You will (co-)supervise junior researchers (PhD and Postdoc positions) and MSc and BSc students in their research projects. 

Education: your teaching is in the domain of cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, medical signaling and interventions. You will supervise clinical internships of Technical Medicine students. You may also be active in postdoctoral and professional training in the Experimental Centre of Technical Medicine in the Technical Medical Centre. You will spend approximately 20-30% of your time on education, including organizational tasks. Obtaining the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) is compulsory, for which we have a training program.

Organization: you will lead the CRPH group. You will take up a shared responsibility for the organization of the Translational Physiology domain to which CRPH belongs, along with Clinical Neurophysiology (CNPH), Biomedical Signals and Systems (BSS) and Biomechanical Engineering (BME). This domain combines expertise in (patho-)physiology in cardiovascular/respiratory medicine and clinical neurophysiology/neurology with technological expertise in neural and motor systems and human life support. 

Your profile

You are a clinically active intensivist or intensivist/internist with the intention to remain active in the clinic in combination with the position offered. You have a PhD degree from a leading university, You show your track record in translational research by having several high-impact publications. Abilities in funding acquisition and project leadership are preferred. Because of the leadership role, you have well-developed communication skills, and can work in a multi-disciplinary technical and clinical environment. Your network is large, and you are able to expand this. 

Our offer

We offer a challenging position in an inspiring environment. Your appointment will be for 0.4-0.8fte (1fte=38 hours/week). The salary, depending on your experience, extends to a maximum of € 9.812,- gross per month. The University of Twente offers attractive additional employment conditions.

Information and application

For more information on this position, please contact Michel van Putten, head of the CNPH group and ad-interim head of the CRPH-group (, tel. +31534894599) or Prof dr ir Wiendelt Steenbergen, vice-dean research (, tel. +31 53 4893160). Please send your application, with a short overview of your research plans and ambitions and vision on education (2-3 pages), and a CV (including contact information for at least three academic references), via!/480277/professor-cardiovascular-and-respiratory-physiology-04-08-fte .

The organization

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology, high tech and human touch, new technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. Therefore we do particularly support women to apply. 

Within the TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology) some 700 staff members and 2000 students are involved in training and research in chemical technology, applied physics, health related science and technology and their interfaces.

Ingang vacature: 
donderdag 14 november 2019
Aantal FTE: 
Uiterlijk reageren op vacature: 
vrijdag 31 januari 2020
Inlichtingen bij: Michel van Putten, head of the CNPH group and ad-interim head of the CRPH-group (, tel. +31534894599) or Prof dr ir Wiendelt Steenbergen, vice-dean research (, tel. +31 53 4893160)
Indienen sollicitatiebrief en cv via:!/480277/professor-cardiovascular-and-respiratory-physiology-04-08-fte
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