Echocardiographic Researcher

Erasmus MC
minimum of € 2.882 ,- (scale 9) and a maximum of € 4.361,-
25 Jun 2019
25 Jul 2019
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

A unique research position with close involvement in leading experimental cardiology research

Job description
Working in a scientific environment, contributing to the development of the echocardiographic field, playing a part in innovation, and teaching (international) training courses. Erasmus MC is looking for a motivated, committed echocardiographer/researcher with lots of ambition and special interest adult congenital heart disease.

This position will train your ability to conduct research, with the main focus on congenital echocardiography. You will be part of a comprehensive research programme where you will capture ultrasound images, interpret, analyse and develop them further.

Working at the Erasmus MC Thoraxcenter means being at the forefront of groundbreaking international research, being involved in research into various complex cardiologic diseases, and being a part of the continually increasing internationalization of Healthcare, Research, and Education.

Work environment
Erasmus MC stands for a healthy population and excellence in healthcare. By conducting groundbreaking work, we aim to push boundaries through leading the way in research, education and healthcare. We have access to the latest equipment and techniques in a state-of-the-art environment.

The Erasmus MC Thoraxcenter is renowned, both nationally and internationally, for the quality of its healthcare and research. Our history with echocardiography is a rich one; for example, we pioneered the Transthoracal Echocardiography and TransOesophageal Echo. We expect the future to be just as promising, considering our close collaboration with the Erasmus MC Biomedical Engineering Department.

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Qualifications and skills
You have completed a university of applied sciences-level bachelor’s degree as Cardiac Function Lab Technician or have become adept at working with echocardiography through a different bachelor’s programme. Furthermore you have a demonstrable interest and knowledge of adult congenital heart disease. It is crucial for this position for you to be ambitious and to be flexible in terms of your thinking and your behavior on the work floor. Experimental research is all about daring to think outside the box and persist if you are unable to obtain the desired results right away.

Being able to present a certificate of good conduct, a valid proof of identity, diploma's and/ or relevant registration such as BIG/ RGS are conditions for the appointment.

Terms of employment
We intend to offer our new echocardiographic researcher a long-term contract. The gross monthly salary for candidates with a echocardiographic background amounts a minimum of € 2.882 ,- (scale 9) and a maximum of € 4.361,- (scale 10), depending on your level of education and relevant experience and based on a full-time working week of 36 hours. If you obtained your experience in echocardiography through a different bachelor’s programme, we will adjust the salary in accordance with your education and experience levels.

In addition, we offer a year-end bonus and holiday pay amounting to 8.3% and 8% of your annual salary respectively, training opportunities and a compensation plan for travel expenses. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Medical Centers (CAO UMC).

Information and application
For more information about this position, please contact Dr. A. E. van den Bosch, Cardiologist. You can reach Dr. van den Bosch through Ellen Wiegers, Teamleader Cardiology by phone number : (+31) (0)6-11512736 or e-mail:

For queries regarding your application, please contact Jerry Chandansingh, Recruiter, by phone number: +31 (0)6 500 310 06 or e-mail:

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