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Fellow in Cardiac Devices - Cardiovascular Disease Department

UZ Leuven, Belgium

Fellowship in Cardiac Devices lasting for one year

• Reference: 2014
• Apply before: 1 August 2020
University Hospitals (UZ) Leuven strives to set the benchmark in patient care, training and research. We play a leading role in Belgium and Europe, a position we intend to consolidate and build on further. To enable us to achieve this, we have more than 10,000 motivated staff who bring their expertise to bear on a daily basis.

The Heart Arrhythmia Care Programme in the Cardiovascular Disease Department is a key part of a high-volume cardiological reference centre in Europe. The Department carries out more than 400 ablations under the programme each year, as well as fitting 250 new pacemakers and 100 new ICDs. As well as delivering patient care of the highest order, we also strive for excellence in scientific research and teaching.

We are currently offering a Fellowship in Cardiac Devices lasting for one year beginning on 1 October 2020.

Role description
• Active participation in the Implantation programme within the Heart Arrhythmia Care Programme
• Training in fitting cardiac implantable devices (pacemakers, defibrillators, implantable loop recorders, including cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT)), with participation in the implantation programme and in outpatient follow-up.
• Training in echocardiographic optimisation of CRT.
• Participation in outpatient and in-patient monitoring of patients with heart arrhythmia.
• Participation in clinical scientific research.

What you can offer
• Valid diploma/certificate as a recognised cardiologist.
• Knowledge of the Dutch language is a requirement.
• Special interest in cardiac electrophysiology.
• Active participation in the daily internal clinical activities of the Heart Arrhythmia Care Programme and the Cardiovascular Disease Department.
• An interest in clinical scientific research on heart arrhythmia.
• A commitment to deliver at least one scientific paper at an international conference and a publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

What we offer
• A challenging role in an interesting and complex hospital organisation with a high level of responsibility and wide opportunities for professional development.
•An attractive employment and remuneration package with many fringe benefits.

Contact Professor R. Willems and/or the Head of the Cardiovascular Disease Department at UZ Leuven, Professor S. Janssens, for more information about the structure of the department and plans for the future.
Send your application letter together with CV before 1 August 2020 to UZ Leuven, marked for the attention of the Chief Medical Officer, Professor G. Van Assche, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium, or by email to with a copy to the Head of the Cardiovascular Disease Department, Professor S. Janssens, at, and to Professor R. Willems at