PhD managing superficial venous thrombosis

UMC Utrecht

UMC Utrecht

Assistenten overig
Niet nader bepaald
32-40 uur


The PhD in this project will work in a team of ambitious and dedicated clinical researchers in the field of cardiovascular medicine and thrombo-embolism in primary care. As a team, you will work on two projects; (i) a recently acquired Vidi-grant from NWO “Treatment of superficial venous thrombosis: From ‘a shot in the dark’ to personalized care”, and (ii) an international individual patient data meta-analysis on how to diagnose deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. For the first project, we intend to explore the natural prognosis as well as treatment effects of patients with superficial venous thrombosis using routine healthcare data from general practice. The second project will use individual patient data from all available completed diagnostic studies in patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, with the aim to explore diagnostic effect modification of predictors or clinical prediction rules across subgroups of patients and care settings. Both projects will rely on traditional regression analyses techniques, as well as on more advanced techniques from deep neural networks, and natural language processing. Within our team, you will collaborate with clinicians with a track-record on ‘guideline-impacting’ research in the field of cardiovascular medicine in primary care. The team currently exists of 3 general practitioners (full professor, associate professor, assistant professor), and 4 PhD students. For the projects described here, we are also hiring an additional assistant professor. In addition, we have strong ties with the departments of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics within our Julius Center. Internationally, we are connected with various research groups on the management of thrombo-embolic conditions, and cardiovascular diseases, and participate in multiple (national and international) guideline committees.


The Julius Center is a knowledge center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, part of the University Medical Center Utrecht and Utrecht University. We conduct multidisciplinary scientific research into new diagnostic and treatment methods within four cross-departmental programs: Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Cancer and Research Methodology. For this project you will be embedded within the cross-departmental program Cardiovascular Epidemiology, as well as within the department of General Practice.


The candidate for this position has finished a MSc in medicine, clinical epidemiology, biostatistics or any other health sciences related topic. As part of this project, you will receive training in clinical epidemiology and in particular prediction modelling, big data and data sciences techniques. A background in, or firm knowledge of medicine, in particular cardiovascular diseases, is a strong advantage. Candidates wishing to combine clinical training in General Practice with a PhD are also encouraged to apply for this position, yet having a background in medicine is not obligatory per se

The salary for this 89-100% function is still to be determined. This job is based on a temporary position for 3 jaar.

In addition, we offer an annual benefit of 8.3%, holiday allowance, travel expenses and career opportunities. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Cao University Medical Centers (UMC).


Maximum salary will depend on background, education and experience.

More information

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Mr.dr. Geert-Jan Geersing, Associate professor, phone number: contactinformatie , e-mail adress:

Acquisition based on this jobopening is not appreciated.

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