Professor in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
University of Twente, Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology chair


The University of Twente is looking for intensivists as candidates for a position as Professor Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology (0,4-0,8 fte)

in the Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology chair (CRPH). Next to this position you will remain active as a clinician.

CRPH performs research to improve treatment, diagnostics, prevention and management of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The CRPH chair will extend current translational research and initiate new research to make significant contributions with long-term clinical impact.

Bottom-up approaches include modelling and simulation, at the organ and organ system level. Models will be used to support clinical decision-making, and to improve prediction of outcomes and simulation-based training. Research may include development and implementation of digital technologies, such as wearables for measuring and monitoring physiological and behavioural data.

The education by CRPH serves the curricula of Technical Medicine and Biomedical Engineering.

CRPH will is located in the new Technical Medical Centre, that houses a large part of our health related academic activities.

Job description

Research: you will lead the CRPH chair. You will form partnerships with external parties and attract national and international funding. You will (co-)supervise junior researchers (PhD and Postdoc positions) and MSc and BSc students in their research projects.

Education: your teaching revolves around cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, medical signalling and interventions. You will supervise clinical internships of Technical Medicine students. You may also be active in postdoctoral and professional training in the Experimental Centre of Technical Medicine in the Technical Medical Centre. You will spend approximately 20-30% of your time on education, including organizational tasks. Obtaining the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) is compulsory, for which we have a training program.

Organization: you will take up a shared responsibility for the organization of the Translational Physiology domain to which CRPH belongs, along with Clinical Neurophysiology (CNPH), Biomedical Signals and Systems (BSS) and Biomechanical Engineering (BME). This domain combines expertise in (patho-)physiology in cardiovascular/respiratory medicine and clinical neurophysiology/neurology with technological expertise in neural and motor systems and human life support.

Your profile

You are a clinically active intensivist or intensivist/internist. You have a PhD degree from a leading university, You show your track record in translational research by having several high-impact publications. Abilities in funding acquisition and project leadership are preferred. Because of the leadership role, you have well-developed communication skills, and can work in a multi-disciplinary technical and clinical environment. Your network is large, and you are able to expand this.


For more information on this position, please contact Michel van Putten, ad interim head of the CNPH group (, tel. +31534894599) or Prof dr ir Wiendelt Steenbergen, vice-dean research (, tel. +31 53 4893160). Please send your application, with a short overview of your research plans and ambitions and vision on education (2-3 pages), and a CV (including contact information for at least three academic references), via the application button below.

Our offer

We offer a challenging position in an inspiring environment. Your appointment will be for 0,4-0,8 fte (1fte=38 hours/week). The salary, depending on your experience, extends to a maximum of € 9.812,- gross per month. The University of Twente offers attractive additional employment conditions.

The organization

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

Within the TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology)
of the University of Twente some 700 staff members and 2000 students are involved in training and research on the interface of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. Research, which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centra and Digital Society Institute. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders.

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