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Tenure Track Assistant Professor Artificial Intelligence for Medical Imaging

Research / Academic
Eindhoven
The Department of Biomedical Engineering. There is an endless demand in modern healthcare for technologies to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of health problems. To meet this demand, TU/e has a strong focus on Health in its research and education programs and has a department devoted entirely to this socially vital area: Biomedical Engineering. Biomedical engineers improve human health by cross-disciplinary activities that integrate the engineering sciences with the biomedical sciences and clinical practice.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering presently consists of thirteen research groups, organized in 3 clusters and covers everything from regenerative engineering to biomedical image analysis to biomolecular engineering. With 58 (assistant, associate and full) professors, over 100 researchers and postdocs, 158 PhD candidates and circa 950 bachelor and master students, the Department of Biomedical Engineering provides high-quality academic education and cutting-edge research.

See here for more information about the department, and here or more information about the current research programs.

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is ranked as one of the most innovative universities located in the heart of the high-tech industry in the Netherlands, the Brainport region. The unique positioning in one of Europe's leading tech regions also means excellent job opportunities for spouses. TU/e actively facilitates career opportunities for partners of successful candidates. Eindhoven is the fifth largest city in the Netherlands, and including suburbs, it has about 420,000 inhabitants.  Our training and research programs are highly regarded, and we foster close relationships with companies, organizations, and research institutes in the Brainport region and beyond.  Fundamental and applied research are equally valued here.  The high rank of the TU/e is due to the impact of its scientific research and also to its scientific co-­publications with industry.  TU/e is a social and inspiring university with a vibrant culture.  Surrounded by people who share your scientific ambitions, we translate our basic research into meaningful solutions. The TU/e currently has nine departments, with over 11,000 students in total.

Requirements:

What we are looking for: We seek to appoint a scientist/engineer who is passionate about research as well as teaching. We are looking for a creative and pro-active team player to establish a complementary research line. We seek for candidates with a PhD degree.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Medical Imaging - Signal Processing for Health

In this Tenure Track position the focus will be on advancement of machine learning methodology, e.g. by incorporation of domain knowledge (self-supervised learning). Making AI suitable to process the full wealth of clinical data, in a way unattainable for the human brain, we aim to improve both the imaging process itself and the diagnosis and prognosis of disease. An important element of the research line will be the transparency and reliability of AI-based methods, critical for translation to clinical practice. Strong interaction with clinical and industrial experts will ensure relevance and validity of research questions.

About the group: the successful candidate will become a member of the Medical Image Analysis Group at the Department, headed by Prof. Josien Pluim. The group consists of around 20 enthusiastic researchers, working on both methodological and applied innovations. Research topics include image analysis, quantification and machine/deep learning for oncology, cardiology, neurology and histopathology, as well as high-field MR imaging and RF safety. The group has strong ties with the University Medical Center Utrecht (both in research and education) and with Philips NL, but also collaborates with other clinical institutes and industry.

Salary Benefits:

What we offer: We offer a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in a successful and internationally-oriented department. The city of Eindhoven offers a relaxed, multicultural environment, high quality of life and many options for extra-curricular activities. The city has a mild climate, and it is well-connected by rail, air, and road links with major European cities. The city is at the heart of the Brainport region of Netherlands, a region with high growth, high innovation, and many permanent employment opportunities for expats. Candidates moving to the Netherlands from abroad may qualify for a tax incentive scheme, where 30% of your income is tax free for a (maximum) period of five years. Click here for more information.

Salary will be based on your background and working experience and according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (CAO NU).  Monthly gross salary ranges (on a full-time basis) is as follows:
  • Tenure Track  gross salary is in the range of € 3.637 to € 4.978

Additionally, we offer a yearly holiday allowance of 8% of the annual salary and a yearly end-of-year bonus of 8.3% of the annual salary. Family friendly initiatives are in place such as partially paid parental leave, Dual Career Opportunity program to support accompanying partner, an international spouse program, on-campus children day care and excellent on-campus sports facilities. In addition we offer a pension scheme, flexible employment conditions and the possibility to participate in a collective health care plan and other benefits such as support in moving expenses, commuting expenses, savings schemes.

If a female candidate is selected for this position, she will become an Irène Curie Fellow in which case the following additional conditions apply. If no suitable candidate is found before September 1st, 2019, this vacancy will be re-opened as a vacancy within the Irène Curie Fellowship.

Irène Curie Fellowship: The program is aimed to attract talented women who pursue an academic career in our university. Aside from the advantages of a diverse workforce, these fellows can serve as role models for the next generation of female scientists. As an Irène Curie Fellow, you are entitled to a substantial start-up package to kick-off your career. In order to empower you, we provide support such as training programs for academic leadership and the university teaching qualification and a dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment. An Irène Curie Fellow will be part of the Fellowship Program for a period of 5 years starting with the date of appointment. Within this timeframe, women are entitled to an additional start-up package and a mentoring program. The program starts per July 1st, 2019. Please see also: https://www.tue.nl/en/working-at-tue/scientific-staff/irene-curie-fellowship/

Under European jurisdiction it is lawful to specifically recruit underrepresented groups. If no female candidate is found in the first six months of recruitment, this vacancy will be re-opened as a generic vacancy.
Work Hours:

38 hours per week

Address:

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