Exciting Post-Doc Opportunity: University of Liverpool seeks Postdoctoral research associate in digital twins & in silico clinical trials

  • 28 March 2024

The Department of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine and the Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science (LCCS) at University of Liverpool have announced the opening of a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) position. The researcher will have the opportunity to contribute to ARISTOTELES’ aim to leverage artificial intelligence for the personalized prediction and early detection of comorbidity and multimorbidity patterns in atrial fibrillation patients. 

Key Details of the Position:

  • Area: Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences, Department of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
  • Contract Duration: 30 months
  • Expected Start Date: June 2024
  • Application Deadline: 15 April 2024, 04:00


The selected candidate will have the unique opportunity to join Dr. El-Bouri's dynamic team, focusing on the development of digital healthcare twins and in silico clinical trial pipelines. This initiative is part of a broader EU-wide collaboration designed to pioneer computational tools that assess multi-morbidity in patients with atrial fibrillation, enhancing both predictive capabilities and early detection methods.


Candidates must demonstrate a blend of experience, education, skills, and potential interests:

Experience: Essential experience includes developing healthcare/biology models, collaborative codebase development, coding experience, teamwork and timely deliverables, enthusiasm for digital twins and in silico trials, and proven independent research capabilities. Desirable experiences include publications, working with large databases, probabilistic deep learning, and familiarity with healthcare environments.

Education, qualifications, and training: A PhD in a quantitative discipline such as engineering, computer science, or mathematics is required, with an interest in entrepreneurial training being advantageous.

Skills, general and special knowledge: Candidates should possess excellent planning, organizational, project management, interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to contribute independently to a research team, and strong writing and presentation abilities. Knowledge of cardiovascular diseases and other chronic conditions is desirable.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development of the in silico clinical trial methodology and digital twin development for the project.
  • Liaise with collaborators to ensure access to large clinical datasets used in this project.
  • Present the research developments and advertise the work being done.
  • Help guide and support PhD/Master’s students also working on the project.
  • Prepare reports and publish papers related to this project and disseminate research at conferences.
  • Attend bi-annual group meetings with the Europe-wide collaborative team.


This digital twin in healthcare represent a rapidly growing field that offers the appointed researcher considerable scope to explore and develop their research ideas within the supportive environment of the LCCS. This position represents a unique chance to contribute to the cutting edge of healthcare technology, working at the intersection of computational healthcare, digital twins, and clinical translation. Join us in our mission to reshape the future of digital healthcare and improve patient outcomes through innovation and research.

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