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    Assistant Professor Data Science in Population Health (Tenure Track)

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    Assistant Professor Data Science in Population Health (Tenure Track)

    Are you looking for a position in a highly multidisciplinary environment with excellent potential to create societal impact? If so, apply to this joint position of assistant professor Data Sciences in Population Health.

    Key responsibilities
    This unique tenure track position offers the best of both worlds: 50% of your work will be performed from the Campus The Hague of the LUMC, and the other 50% from the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) within the faculty of Science of Leiden University. This means that you will be a strategic linking pin in various collaborations at the junction of data science and natural language processing in the broad area of population health. This position is embedded within the recently launched Population Health Living Lab (PHLL) The Hague, which allows you to contribute to a sustainable and robust realization of the most extensive population dataset within the Netherlands, and to consequently perform novel multidisciplinary data analyses.

    As assistant professor, you are expected to contribute to at least one of our overarching research themes on our Translational Data Science research agenda. Regarding teaching, you are expected to contribute around 50% of your appointment to LUMC’s Population Health Management (PHM) master’s program and LIACS’s curricula, which includes co-developing, co-teaching, and coordinating the data science courses as well as the track itself, as well as thesis supervision.

    • You position yourself as an interorganizational linking pin in the Medical Delta ecosystem at the junction of Data Science initiatives in the broad area of Population Health;
    • You contribute to the further development of the Population Health Living Lab (PHLL) ecosystem with respect to research related to data engineering;
    • You contribute to the Population Health Management master’s program by co-developing, co-teaching and coordinating data science courses as well as the track itself.


    • max. 36 hours per week
    • max. € 5.383,- per month
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    Selection criteria
    You’re an expert in either the research theme of Data Engineering/Information Science or (Big) Data Analytics/Machine Learning, and knowledgeable in the other one. Similarly, you are an expert in utilizing statistical methods and machine learning techniques on real data. You are conscientious and creative, and you have experience at the postdoctoral level with a strong publication record and a proven track record in teaching. Furthermore, you are experienced in raising research funds. You are passionate about investigating and utilizing data science technologies, focusing on state-of-the-art application-oriented research in Explainable AI, AutoML, Big sensors/wearables data, speech recognition, neuro-linguistic programming, affective computing, etc. You are skilled in Python development, like using SciKit-Learn, HuggingFace, PySyft, and Streamlit. Lastly, you are communicatively skilled and you work well collaboratively.

    Terms and conditions
    Fixed-term contract: 6 years.
    You will be employed on the basis of 36 hours per week. Appointment is for six years. Your salary is based on your education and experience and is a maximum of € 5,383 gross per month for a full time position (scale 11 in the Collective Labour Agreement for University Hospitals).

    Our organisation
    At the Leiden University Medical Center, we continuously work on improving patient care. We invest in groundbreaking, international research and work with the latest equipment. Together with our team of doctors, medical specialists, teachers, academic researchers and supporting staff, we aim for the best quality in health care, education and international research. And we need you to realize our goals!

    The LUMC offers opportunities to maintain and develop your knowledge and skills. We offer internal courses and in-service training to help you with your personal development. We also offer services for mobility and career advice.

    Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, they must be willing to obtain this qualification within two years.

    Contact details
    prof. dr. Marco Spruit, professor advanced data science in population health, Public Health and Primary Care department, Telephone: +31(0)71 526 84 46, e-mail:

    We offer a full-time tenure track appointment of six years, after which period this position may lead to a permanent appointment depending on good performance.

    For this position we will request at least three references.

    Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.

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