in “Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine”

  • 36 hours per week
  • Apply before: 2 January 2021
  • Apply 

What you are going to do

Currently, we have a 3-year position for a motivated and creative candidate for a PhD position for research on behavior of nurses and physicians regarding decision making in the setting of hypotension, development and implementation of a nurse driven hypotension treatment algorithm and conducting a trial on application of a nurse driven hemodynamic protocol based on a machine-learning algorithm predicting the onset of hypotension in intensive care patients.

The majority of patients admitted in an ICU will have hypotension, a mean arterial blood pressure below 65 mmHg for at least one minute. Even short periods of hypotension are known to contribute to the occurrence of renal failure, myocardial injury, stroke and length of hospital stay. Current therapies are reactive.The PhD-student will be responsible for running the PHYSIC IIa trial. The PHYSIC IIa trial consists of a few phases. Phase I – investigating behavior of nurses and physicians in the ICU regarding management of hypotension. This will be done with world-wide surveys and focus interviews. Phase II – development of a machine learning based nurse driven protocol to manage hypotension. Phase III – implementation of the protocol. Phase IV – a randomized prospective study. The primary endpoint of the study is total weighted average time of hypotension.     In addition to the research, the PhD student will be responsible for writing reports and scientific articles, and will be participating in national and international scientific meetings. As a student in the AMC graduate school the PhD student will have access to further training and development. We offer a challenging learning environment in a young team. The PhD student will have significant interaction with the other PhD students of our research group.

What we expect from you

  • medical degree
  • affinity with anesthesiology and intensive care medicine, and running clinical experiments
  • excellent organizational skills
  • knowledge of SPSS/ MS Excel. R data processing skills are an advantage
  • revious research experience is an advantage
  • fluent in Dutch and English (written and spoken)
  • effective team-player in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • capable to work diligently and independently with a good share of enthusiasm
  • previous ANIOS experience is an advantage

Where you are going to work

The Anesthesiology and Intensive Care departments of the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam occupy a leading position internationally in its field of research and participate in a large number of cooperative programs with universities, research institutes and industry. One of the main research lines is the broad field of hemodynamics. The research group of the Department of Anesthesiology, Department of Intensive Care and the Laboratory of Experimental Intensive Care and Anesthesiology exists of a multidisciplinary team with backgrounds in internal medicine, anesthesiology, intensive care medicine, biochemistry and artificial intelligence.

What we offer you

We offer you ample opportunity for development, deepening and broadening, additional training and a place to grow! Working at AMR means working in an inspiring and professional environment where development is encouraged in every respect.

  • The maximum gross monthly salary based on a 36-hour work week is between € 2.911,- and € 4.615,- (scale 10 CAO UMC)
  • The base salary does not include holiday pay (8%) and a year-end bonus (8.3%).
  • We offer a contract for 12 months.
  • In addition to excellent accessibility by public transport, AMC also has a sufficient number of parking spaces for employees.
  • Pension is accrued at Be Frank.

For an overview of all our other terms of employment, see

Let’s meet

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If you would like more information, please feel free to contact Dr. A.P. Vlaar, via or Dr. D.P. Veelo, via

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Keywords: Vacature, Research, Medical degree, Anesthesiology, INtensive care medicine, Fulltime, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland