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      January 22,2022
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    Tenure Track Position in AI for Integrated Diagnostics

    Tenure Track Position in AI for Integrated Diagnostics

    Faculteit/Dienst: Faculteit der Natuurw., Wiskunde & Informatica
    Opleidingsniveau: Gepromoveerd
    Functie type: Wetenschappelijk Personeel
    Sluitingsdatum: 4 March 2021
    Vacaturenummer: 7738
    Can we prevent Alzheimer’s disease or blindness by exploiting and understanding medical data from multiple sources using AI?

    The Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is hiring an Assistant professor in AI and Health 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.

    What are you going to do?

    You will be expected to work on the development, validation and clinically integration of responsible AI solutions for the analysis of multimodal medical data, with a special focused on medical imaging analysis in combination with omics data. These solutions will help in the diagnosis and management of eye disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. You will be joining a growing and vibrant interfaculty team of colleagues working within IvI and BMEP and together with different clinical departments of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers who are tackling problems related to the development of trustworthy AI solutions to solve data analysis challenges encountered in different steps of the patient pathway, from prevention and triage, through diagnosis and decision making, to care delivery and management.

    We strongly encourage applications coming from a unique perspective. Tell us how your background fits with the focus of this position, even if your profile is slightly different from the profile /requirements written below.

    You are expected to:
    • 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 30% 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.
    • A solid publication record in fields related to AI and Health as demonstrated by international peer reviewed publications.
    • Experience in obtaining research funding in a competitive environment.
    • A track record and affinity for teaching and supervision (at the undergraduate and graduate levels), preferably with a certificate of academic teaching quality (e.g. Dutch BKO) or willingness to acquire such a qualification within two years.
    • Experience building AI solutions or developing AI algorithms that address medical challenges.
    • Demonstrated ability to promote outstanding and innovative research and foster research collaborations (with faculty, postdoctoral researchers and PhD candidates).
    • At least two years of postdoctoral experience is expected but not strictly necessary. International research experience is also preferred.


    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
      • Group leader Quantitative Healthcare Analysis (qurAI) Group

    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.

    Our offer

    We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week with a tenure track agreement for the duration of five years (which is part of a six-year temporary contract). 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 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.

    Job application

    Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 4 March 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 to upload all files besides your CV as a single pdf file and 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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