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    • Date Posted
      December 27,2021
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    Assistant Professor in AI and Medical Imaging

    Assistant Professor in AI and Medical Imaging

    Faculteit/Dienst: Faculteit der Natuurw., Wiskunde & Informatica
    Opleidingsniveau: Gepromoveerd
    Functie type: Wetenschappelijk Personeel
    Sluitingsdatum: 5 January 2021
    Vacaturenummer: 7712
    Are you interested in conducting interdisciplinary research in AI and medical image analysis as well as in educating the next generation of AI for health experts? The Informatics Institute (IvI) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is hiring an Assistant professor in AI and Health with 50% teaching load for their qurAI group, an interfaculty group embedded in the Faculties of Medicine (Department of Biomedical Engineering and Physics - BMEP) and Science/Institute of Informatics -IvI of the University of Amsterdam.

    The application of AI to the healthcare domain requires affinity for multidisciplinary research, capability to apply AI techniques and insights to health problems. You will be involved in qurAI research and work closely together with other members of the team, including clinical researchers in Amsterdam UMC. Besides you will contribute to education in the area of Health and AI at both Bachelor and Master level.

    This will be possible as your time will be equally divided between education and research. We expect you to contribute to our vibrant undergraduate and graduate programs in information studies, data science and artificial intelligence.

    What are you going to do?

    • Contribute to the development of the research group through innovative research and develop your own independent research line.
    • Acquire independent funding from sources such as the national funding agency NWO (e.g. VIDI), EU funding via H2020 (e.g. ERC starting grant) and industry.
    • (Co-)supervise the group’s postdocs, PhD students and MSc students.
    • Contribute to strengthening the curriculum in AI and healthcare of the Bachelor and Master AI and related programmes such as the interfaculty AI for Health track; teaching is approximately 50% of the position’s total time.
    • Contribute to outreach, both in terms of engaging with industrial and (inter)national academic partners as well as supporting the group’s activity for the integration of AI solutions in clinical workflow. UvA spinoffs that bring technology to industry and society are highly encouraged.

    What do we require of you?

    • A PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Engineering or closely related field.
    • Excellent research skills, evidenced by a track record of publications in renowned international journals, and contributed and/or invited talks at international conferences/workshops.
    • A strong background, experience and expertise in research in the area of AI and healthcare.
    • Teaching experience at university level and proven didactic abilities.
    • Some experience with the (co-)supervision of BSc, MSc and/or PhD students.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to contribute to research valorization and to research and teaching outreach activities.
    • Capable of multidisciplinary co-operation.
    • In possession of the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO), or the willingness to acquire this within the first two years.
    • An excellent command of English and Dutch, Non-Dutch speakers are expected to learn Dutch within two years by passing the state examination for Dutch as a Second Language (NT2), programme II.

    Our offer

    We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week for 18 months. You will be offered a permanent position after a positive assessment and evaluation.
    The starting salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience and qualifications. It will range from a minimum of €3,821 gross per month up to a maximum of €5,943 gross per month (salary scale 11-12) based on full-time employment (38 hours).

    This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CLA) is applicable.

    Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.

    About us

    The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 7,000, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain, or machines that display intelligent behaviour.

    The mission of the Informatics Institute is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.

    The UD will be embedded in the newly formed qurAI group lead by prof Clarisa Sánchez Gutiérrez and Prof Ivana Isgum, an interfaculty group embedded in the Faculties of Medicine (Department of Biomedical Engineering and Physics - BMEP) and Science (Institute of Informatics -IvI) of the University of Amsterdam, with strong ties with clinical department at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers (Amsterdam UMCs) as well as close collaborations with parties as the Netherlands Cancer Institute. In qurAI we focus on the development and clinical implementation of socially responsible AI innovations in healthcare, so as to become an indispensable part of the Amsterdam ecosystem in the field of AI and healthcare.


    Do you have questions about this vacancy? Or do you want to know more about our organisation? Please contact:

    • Prof. dr. ir. C.I. (Clarisa) Sánchez Gutiérrez, Full Professor of AI & Health and Group leader Quantitative Healthcare Analysis (qurAI) Group

    Job application

    Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 5 January 2022. An initial round of interviews is scheduled for mid- January 2022. You can apply online by using the button below.

    Applications should include:
    • a cover letter (one page maximum);
    • a letter of motivation (one page maximum);
    • a complete curriculum vitae, including list of publications and teaching track record;
    • a research statement (two pages maximum);
    • a teaching statement (one page maximum);
    • a list of three references from different institutes.

    Please ensure this is a single pdf file. Please mention the months (not just years) in your CV when referring to your education and work experience.

    At this stage of the procedure, please do not send letters of reference. Late or incomplete applications will be considered at the committee’s discretion.

    The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

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