Optically guided endovascular thrombectomy in patients with large-vessel ischemic stroke

Posted by Erasmus MC/TU Delft 74 days ago

We are looking for two self-motivated postdocs with a strong interest in working in a flagship multidisciplinary project between Erasmus MC and TU Delft, supported by the Convergence initiative. This project enables early diagnosis and effective intervention for patients with ischemic stroke due to intracranial large vessel occlusions. We aim to increase the number of patients reaching functional independence. Currently, no smart tools are available that allow for early, non-invasive diagnosis, as well as fast, safe, and effective thrombus removal. We intend to fill this gap. Two instruments in the project are to be developed in the collaborative work packages. The first post doc will develop a tool for measuring pulsatile intracranial blood flow for early diagnosis of ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion is developed. It then should be evaluated for the specificity and sensitivity for the diagnosis. The work in the project is multi-disciplinary and you will work in close collaboration with physicists, engineers, clinicians from TU Delft, Erasmus MC and our partner ICFO in Barcelona. The second post doc will develop an OCT image-guided treatment strategy for visualisation of interaction between retrieval device and thrombus and for optimal thrombus removal, to enable rapid cerebral reperfusion. The work in the project is multi-disciplinary and you will work in close collaboration with physicists, engineers, clinicians from TU Delft and Erasmus MC.

Qualifications and skills

Postdoc position 1 TU Delft:

  • We are looking to hire a dedicated and thorough scientist who is willing to work on new technology for healthcare
  • The candidate should have expertise in Experimental Optics, Electronics and should be willing to learn statistical techniques for analysing the results
  • We expect candidates to be proficient in English and to have good professional communication and team working skills, and to enjoy interdisciplinary collaborations

Postdoc position 2 Erasmus MC:

  • We are looking to hire a dedicated and thorough scientist who is willing to work on new technology for healthcare
  • The candidate should have background in Clinical Technology, Image Analysis/ Programming and should be willing to work on clinical trials
  • The ability to work with patients is important
  • We expect candidates to be proficient in English and to have good professional communication and team working skills, and to enjoy interdisciplinary collaborations

Expectations 

The postdocs should have a deep interest in the convergence of health sciences, physical sciences, and engineering to foster individual health and keep the healthcare system sustainable. They will work closely with the supervisors, Principal investigators and Collaborating investigators of the project to conduct high calibre research. They are also encouraged to initiate and lead collaborative work with other postdocs within the Convergence for health(care) initiative. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience.

About this position

Recruitment takes place until the vacancy is filled.
Hours a week: 36

Contact information:

Dr. Nandini Bhattacharya
TU Delft
n.bhattacharya@erasmusmc.nl
Adriaan van Es
Erasmus MC
a.vanes@erasmusmc.nl

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Optically guided endovascular thrombectomy in patients with large-vessel ischemic stroke