Doctoral fellow

Last application date
Nov 30, 2022 00:00
WE05 - Department of Physics and Astronomy
Limited duration
Diploma: Physics, Mathematics, Ingenieering, (Bio)-Informatics or equivalent
Occupancy rate
Vacancy type
Research staff

Job description

In our team, we are developing a software package called Directed-Graph-Mapping (DGM) that 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 about DGM can be found on our dedicated website Our goal is to bring our software to a clinical workflow so that we can actually improve the quality of people's lives. Because cardiac arrhythmias are the number 1 cause of death, this concerns a very large number.

In addition, we want our software to become the standard tool for analyzing map data for computer simulation, experimental data and clinical data so that we can advance science.

DGM combines network theory with signal analysis. The software is written in C++ (computational part) and in Python (graphical part). Knowledge of programming is therefore required for this job. Your task will mainly be to further develop DGM by further programming on existing code. You also conduct research with this code, mainly by analyzing patient data with the code. You help take DGM to the next level by adding code that can make a difference in our group. Your input is appreciated in our weekly group and scrum meetings. If you have a good idea, we will implement it the very next day, so to speak.

We are a group of independent thinkers, which try to stimulated each other to bring out our best. However, we strive for a stress-free environment and aim for a high well being in our group. We have an atmosphere of taking care of each other.

You will join a team of about 14 very enthusiastic 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).

Job profile

  • You have a master's degree in computer science, physics, engineering or equivalent
  • You have experience in C++ and Python.
  • You like programming and coming up with algorithms
  • Knowledge of the heart is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • You are a creative out-of-the-box thinker

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 as soon as possible. If your profile interests us, we will reply within a week to start the selection process.