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    Research & Science
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    • Date Posted
      October 01,2021
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    Junior Researcher KNO Radiology

    The role


    As a junior researcher, these are your main tasks:

    Supervised by a Radiologist and an KNO doctor

    You will be responsible for the design and implementation of the technical validation of BoneMRI.
    You will be responsible for the design and implementation of the clinical validation of BoneMRI.
    you will take care of the inclusion of patients who come for a CT scan of a part of the head-neck area (ear-mastoid or nose-nose sinuses).
    you take care of correct scan data registration and privacy protection
    you take care of pseudonymisation of the data and sending it to the external firm
    For candidates who have an appropriate education, there is the possibility to apply as AIOS Clinical Physics audiology or radiology. The junior researcher position does not guarantee a training place.

    You are

    • You must have successfully completed one of the following university studies:Medical Physics, Biomedical Technology, or comparable (Technical) Physics, Technical Medicine
    • You function well in a team, work meticulously and are able to respond to acute situations
    • You have social skills and feel at home among doctors, researchers and in contact with patients
    • You have ambitions to obtain a PhD
    • You have demonstrable experience with performing analyses in SPSS or R
    • Preferably you have experience with machine learning

    We offer

    • A jump start to your career in research work.
    • All te space for you to contribute shaping the care of tomorrow.
    • Working on large-scale and research project, with motivated colleagues from all over the world.
    • We offer a contract for a year (12 months) with the intention to extend for a term with a maximum of the project duration (2 years).
    • Additional benefits include an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and 8.0% holiday pay.
    • The base salary does not include holiday pay (8%) and a year-end bonus (8.3%).
    • In addition to excellent accessibility by public transport, AMC also has a sufficient number of parking spaces for employees.
    • Pension is accrued at Be Frank.

    About the project

    The departments of Ear-Nose and Throat Surgery and NeuroHead and Neck Radiology provide diagnostic and surgical care for disorders of the ear, nose and throat and the head and neck area. Patients of all ages are examined and treated for which many undergo a CT or an MRI scan of the head and neck area. In order to further reduce the radiation load (especially in children) from CT examinations and to better adapt logistic processes to the scarce availability of CT and MRI, innovations are needed within head and neck radiology.

    The project focuses on improving imaging of the ear, nose, nasal sinuses and mandibula with such a new innovation: obtaining CT-like images generated from an MRI scan (BoneMRI). This is done by means of atificial intelligence (deep learning) in cooperation with an external company.

    Your workspace

    We are the Ear & Hearing research team from the Department of ENT-Head and Neck Surgery, Amsterdam UMC - location VUmc in Amsterdam. We are a multidisciplinary team consisting of psychologists, audiologists, clinical physicists, engineers, health scientists, epidemiologists and ENT doctors. We create impactful and innovative research focused on ear and hearing problems. For a description of all projects, go to VUmc - Ear & Hearing - Introduction (

    All our research activities are embedded in the Amsterdam Public Health (APH) research institute.

    Application procedure

    Preferred start date for this position is as soon as possible.

    For more information concerning the project or this position please contact Prof.dr. P. Merkus, KNO-arts or M.M.S. Jasperse, radioloog via 020-4443690 or 020-4442863 or via

    For more information about the application procedure please contact Tanja Hart, Recruitment adviser, via 06-21603178 or

    A reference check, screening and hiring test may be part of the procedure. Read hier whether this also applies to you.

    For Dutch citizens it is mandatory to provide a VOG (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag). Foreign citizens need to provide comparable police clearing certificates.

    Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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