Postdoc positions

Today, society faces major challenges, including climate change, pollution, lack of education, unemployment, and providing security, well-being and health(care) to all. To address these challenges, it is important to converge different disciplines to provide entirely new solutions and enhanced capabilities.

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam have the ambition to become a worldwide frontrunner in convergence for health(care). As a first step towards this ambition, all parties concerned have adopted a convergence strategy for health(care).To kickstart the implementation of this convergence strategy, attract convergence talent and connect research groups to our institutes, we have 34 vacancies for post-doctoral researchers within 17 two-year convergence for health(care) projects.

When hired, the postdoctoral researcher will work closely with the supervisors, Principal investigators and Collaborating investigators of the project to conduct high calibre research. The recruit is also encouraged to initiate and lead collaborative work with other postdoctoral researchers within the Convergence for health(care) initiative. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and increase with experience.


in Syn-Cell for health(care)
Position 50.04.19

Inferring the cellular and molecular complexity of health and disease from liquid biopsies using advanced computational modelling

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 on the topic of lidquid biopsies, supported by the Convergence initiative. Liquid biopsies contain various tumour-derived materials, including circulating tumour cells, tumour-educated platelets, extracellular vesicles, as well as circulating tumour DNA/RNA (ctDNA/ctRNA) which all can currently b...

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in My digital twin
Position 50.08.19

Patient-data Tracking, Collection and Modelling

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. The goal of this project is to identify and integrate various sources of patient and research data within the Erasmus MC. A core challenge of that integration is to derive a common data model covering all data aspects of these sources which will then be t...

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in My digital twin
Position 50.11.19

Creating and implementing the value-based ‘My digital twin’ from the earliest moment in life and throughout the life course

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 on the topic of the "digital twin", supported by the Convergence initiative. A digital twin can help individuals to be and stay healthy over the course of their life by assisting in the prevention of chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases and cancers. To create a functional and effec...

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in Deep Imaging
Position 50.14.19

Deep Imaging - Genetics for Osteoarthritis

Scientists from Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam and Delft University of Technology have joined forces to work towards improved care of patients with knee osteoarthritis. Using state-of-the-art artificial intelligence techniques, the researchers will develop advanced computer algorithms for clinical decision support. These algorithms construct a detailed, personal profile of each individual patient, based on clinical measures, imagi...

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in Augmenting humans
Position 50.17.19

Precision diagnostics of cartilage load in Knee Osteo Arthritis

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 on Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA), supported by the Convergence initiative. KOA is characterized  by slowly progressing degeneration of the cartilage. In this project we will use innovative technologies to measure the cartilage overload caused by biomechanical disturbances. We aim to develop a la...

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in Syn-Cell for health(care)
Position 50.05.19

Single-cell discovery of molecular mechanisms and biomarkers for targeted proton therapy

The Chien and Gonçalves Labs 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. The project aims to gain a better understanding of response to proton therapy in head and neck cancer by investigating the influence of single-cell genotype, expression, DNA repair dynamics, and clonality on treatment outc...

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in My digital twin
Position 50.09.19

Architecting a Scalable and Secure Database for Patient-data

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. The project Architecting a Scalable and Secure Database for Patient-data is part of the ErasmusMC-TUD Convergence flagship My Digital Twin. This project aims at creating a patient-controlled extensible, secure and scalable architecture for patient data an...

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669 Views

in Deep Imaging
Position 50.12.19

Quantitative Susceptibility MRI

Upon close inspection seemingly distinct problems are often underpinned by the same scientific challenges. In this project we face this situation in relation to diagnosing heart disease and improving neurosurgery. The challenge we take up is to use Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to detect tiny magnetic field alterations, called susceptibilities, induced by the vessel networks in the heart and brain. Advanced post-processing and machine learning...

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in Deep Imaging
Position 50.15.19

Targeted Radio-molecules for High Precision Cancer Therapy

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 on high precision cancer therapy, supported by the Convergence initiative. In this project we will develop novel theranostics targeting fibroblast activation protein (FAP) labeled (i) with various radionuclides to visualize and destroy cancer cells, and (ii) fluorescent dyes that can be used for ...

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997 Views

in Augmenting humans
Position 50.02.19

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

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 availa...

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805 Views

in Syn-Cell for health(care)
Position 50.06.19

Sub-cellular biopsy: a key technology to gather fundamental knowledge for effective cancer therapy

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 on sub-cellular biopsy, supported by the Convergence initiative. The goal of this project is to enter the nucleus of cells using microfluidic atomic force microscopy cantilevers and to extract temporally formed organelles involved in repair of DNA damage for subsequent analysis by cryo-EM and mas...

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11.6k Views

in My digital twin
Position 50.10.19

Data analytics & Decision making

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 on the topic of the "digital twin", supported by the Convergence initiative. A Digital Twin in the medical setting captures all medical-related life-course information about a patient, such as genomic information, medical imaging, medical records, and treatment outcome information, but also socia...

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18.0k Views

in Deep Imaging
Position 50.13.19

Deep Imaging of electro-mechanics of organs

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 on the topic of electromechanics of organs, supported by the Convergence initiative. Cardiac fibrillation is characterized by an irregular, fast heart rate that can increase your risk of strokes, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Unfortunately, cardiac arrhythmias are the cardi...

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in Augmenting humans
Position 50.16.19

Combining Smart Surgical Knife with Augmented Reality

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 on the topic of smart surgery, supported by the Convergence initiative. In this project, we have two main goals. The first is on the topic of Augmented Reality (AR) for surgery. In surgical procedures, tissue deep inside organs is not visible to the surgeon. However, the position of such tissue m...

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