Assistant/Associate Professor in AI & Health

The Computer Science Department of the VU and the Cancer Center Amsterdam of the Amsterdam UMC invite applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor for AI and Health.

The potential of techniques from artificial intelligence for improved patient care is widely recognized. However, the number of applications that make it to the patient or clinician remains low. One of the causes of this gap is that clinicians and AI experts often speak a different language. To try and bridge the gap between the two disciplines, the Amsterdam UMC (AUMC) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) are joining forces and creating a joint position between the Cancer Center Amsterdam of the Amsterdam UMC and the Department of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

The position will focus on the use and re-use of structured and semi-structured clinical data (as opposed to medical imaging or bioinformatics) to deploy and improve machine learning techniques to develop clinically relevant models, mainly (but not exclusively) targeting predictive modeling and personalization of healthcare. Besides purely data-driven approaches, a combination with the vast amount of domain knowledge present in the medical domain is also in scope.


The duties involve the areas of research, education, and management and contain the following duties:

  • develop a research line and perform research in the field of AI and Health, contributing to both the research program of the Cancer Center Amsterdam and of the AI section of the VU
  • act as a linking pin between the AUMC and VU and fuel a broader application of AI at the AUMC
  • develop and teach course material for AI and Health courses for both institutes
  • supervise Bachelor, Master, and PhD students
  • write research grant proposals and obtain external funding
  • contribute to management task
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  • The remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €4.332 and a maximum of €5.929, depending on education and experience.
  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package
  • certain tax benefits (30% ruling) might apply to international candidates
  • help and assistance with relocation (international candidates)

Job Requirements

Applicants for the Assistant/Associate Professor in AI & Health should meet the following criteria;

  • a PhD degree in either Artificial Intelligence or a related field with a proven affinity with the health domain, or a PhD degree in a medical discipline with a proven track record in the application of AI techniques
  • an international research profile showing leadership in the field of AI and Health, demonstrated by publications in relevant AI and/or AI and health journals and AI conferences, involvement in the organization of events in the field, and presentations at medical conferences.
  • academic teaching experience with experience in the supervision of MSc and PhD students
  • experience with attracting research funding

Application Process

Applications should include:

  • a short motivation letter,
  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • a 1-page research statement and
  • a 1-page teaching statement.

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Deadline: November 05, 2023.

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