PhD in multidisciplinary care in pulmonary fibrosis

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


August 27, 2021


PhD in multidisciplinary care in pulmonary fibrosis

(ref. BAP-2021-592)

Last modification : Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The position is for the unit pulmonary fibrosis, part of the BREATHE laboratory of K U Leuven and in close collaboration with the unit for interstitial lung diseases at the University Hospitals Leuven.


Pulmonary fibrosis is a group of more than 200 different rare lung diseases. There is a high level of expertise at the university hospitals Leuven for pulmonary fibrosis. Recently the first specific treatments for pulmonary fibrosis became available, this brought new challenges.

This project consists to evaluate the specific needs of patinets in different stages of the disease, moreover we will develop differnet ways to direct the necessary expertise for the individual patient to improve the quality of care

We would like to hire a master in nursing.

about the the position:

-you play a crucial role in the set up of multidisicplinary care in progressive pulmonary fibrosis

By mapping the specific needs

By developing new tools

By mapping avaialble expertise

by adequate coordination

-you are actively involved in the outpatient clinic

-you will enter a specifi trajectory to help you with your PhD


You have a deplloma of master in nursing

you are prepared to read-in in the specific literature

you have a strong motivation, flexible and creative

you can work independenly

You can work with IT

You like to work in a multidisciplinary environment

you are a teamplayer

you have an efficient communication and excellent knowledge of Dutch/Flemish (spoken and in writing) because of the crucial interaction wit patients

You have excellent knowledge of English to work iwth Egnlish literature


We offer

an exciting environment where human contact and professionalism are key

a challenging domain in full development and increasing possibilities for the next yeears

an internaitonal team of experts in pulmonary fibrosis school for

- Een internationaal gekend team van experten zowel in longfibrose als vanuit de school voor maatschappelijke gezondheidszorg

- Een project dat veel rechtstreeks patiënten contact inhoudt en rechtstreeks leidt tot verbetering van de kwaliteit van zorg voor de patiënt


For more information please contact Prof. dr. Wim Wuyts, mail:.

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