As we achieve better treatment outcomes, more patients survive and grow old with cardiovascular disease. This poses the challenge that, in addition to the heart disease, many patients eventually also suffer from several other diseases.

This combination of heart disease and other diseases is called multimorbidity - a condition that aggravates heart failure.

The basic purpose of the network is to investigate mechanisms and improve the treatment of heart disease leading to heart failure. We therefore explore environmental influences and genetic factors with a special attention to multimorbidity.

It is the network's ambition, through radical innovation, to become better at treating patients with cardiovascular disease individually (“personalized medicine”). The network works strategically and systematically to increase collaboration between basic research, clinical research, health services research and clinics throughout the Central Denmark Region. In this way, we want to create greater knowledge as well as improved quality and efficiency of the individual patient care through a translational strategy.

Open steering committee position for one PhD student

Are you a young cardiovascular researcher? Do you want to leave your mark on cardiovascular research at the Faculty of Health, Aarhus University, while you at the same time expand your network and boost your CV?

If you can tick off all the questions, then join the steering committee of the Cardiovascular Network, which is now recruiting young researchers.

The steering committee meets four times a year in person to plan network activities, including the annual meeting.

The open position is offered for a period of one year. It is a requirement that you have a least one year left of your enrollment as PhD student.

How to apply

To apply for a steering committee position, please combine all the documents listed below under “Mandatory documents” into one PDF file, save as the applicant's name and send it to on 15 October 2023 at the latest. Please mark the email “Open position – The Cardiovascular Network”.

Mandatory documents

  1. Motivation. The motivational statement (see here) must describe your motivation for applying for the Cardiovascular Network steering committee, including a description of (see scheme for further details):
    1. Your academic ambitions as a steering committee member e.g. specific ideas for new network activities or ability to contribute to existing activities (e.g., Annual Research Meeting) 
    2. Activities and experiences relevant to the committee work
    3. Which cardiovascular research area and methodology you are working with
  2. CV 
  3. Approval of application signed by main supervisor
  4. Recommendation(s) (optional)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at


Anja P. Einholm

Network Coordinator

Student worker, network