We are offering a 4-year full time position for a PhD candidate within the context of the HORIZON EU funded research project RAPIDE (Regular and unplanned care adaptive dashboard for cross–border emergencies). Will you join our ambitious team?
The doctoral research is on the following topic: How can we maintain access to care for all patients and citizens during cross border health emergencies?
During cross-border health emergencies, such as seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, health and care services are rapidly overwhelmed by high numbers of patients requiring care, putting pressure on the entire healthcare system. In this international consortium consisting of 13 partners from seven European countries, we aim to tackle this problem.
One of the aims of RAPIDE is to define, develop and validate a hybrid model of care that supports the shift from hospital-based to community-based primary care during such health emergencies. The ultimate goal is to allow regular care to continue during health emergencies. This will be done in small scale validation studies in Living Labs environments together with all relevant stakeholder and patients across different countries. These validation studies serve as essential testing grounds for the methodologies, tools, and data in different healthcare settings in different countries.
The main supervisor (1st promoter) will be Prof. dr Aura Timen; co-supervision and daily guidance will be provided by dr. Anita Huis and dr. Tessa van Loenen (Radboud University Medical Center). A fourth member of the supervising team will be appointed later.
You have a crucial role in setting up, executing and evaluating the hybrid model of care. In this, you work together with the consortium partners from Italy, Malta, Slovenia and the Netherlands, with guidance from of the supervising team. The tasks include:
- Developing the research protocol.
- Preparing the (pre-registration) study documents (incl. application for ethical clearance).
- Coordinating with the other consortium partners and assisting them in conducting the country specific validation study.
- Conducting the validation study (recruiting participants and collecting data in the Netherlands).
- Analysing and reporting the data from the four study countries.
- Active participation in various international research discussions.
- Close collaboration with researchers and clinicians in the international consortium.
- Reporting results in scientific publications resulting in doctoral thesis.