Doctoral scholarship for research project 'Long-term health impact of COVID-19'

Sciensano, together with the Université catholique de Louvain, is looking for an enthusiastic PhD candidate to perform research on the long-term health impacts of COVID-19.

You will be responsible for the HELICON work package on the long-term health impact of COVID-19. In this work package, the results of the clinical survey of hospitalized COVID-19 patients conducted by Sciensano will be linked to administrative data sources from the Intermutualistic Agency and Statbel. The aim is to quantify direct medical costs for hospitalized COVID-19 patients during and after hospitalization, as well as long-term complications of COVID-19 patients after hospitalization, including premature mortality.

Your research results will contribute to the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis in the field of public health (with joint supervision from Sciensano and UCLouvain).

For more information and application instructions, please visit



HELICON is funded by the Belgian Federal Science Policy (BELSPO) through the BRAIN-be 2.0 (2018-2023) programme.

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Information sheet for participants: EN • NL • FR

Project coordinator

Prof. dr. Brecht Devleesschauwer

Sciensano, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Service Health Information