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PhD candidate Artificial Intelligence

The genome diagnostics division of the department of genetics is one of the front-runners in the implementation of novel genetic technologies for improving …

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Geert Grooteplein Zuid, Nijmegen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 36 uur
€ 2826 - € 4481 per maand


The genome diagnostics division of the department of genetics is one of the front-runners in the implementation of novel genetic technologies for improving patient diagnostics. In particular, Exome (WES) and whole genome sequencing (WGS) are currently implemented for genetic testing of more than 7000 patients with genetic diseases per year. In order to obtain a genetic diagnosis these data are interpreted by a laboratory specialist using a wide-variety of information of the patient phenotype, known disease genes, and the genetic profile of the patient. However, this (1) requires a substantial amount of time from the specialist, which (2) results in large turn-around times for these tests and (3) these analyses are prone to human error. The Artificial Intelligence department aims at automating such procedures using machine learning techniques. In particular, the department specializes in the construction of novel algorithms that provide Bayesian probabilistic predictions, based on the integration of multiple large-scale data modalities.

We are looking for a PhD candidate who combines expertise in the field of genetics and artificial intelligence and is able integrate this wealth of available data in order to automatically diagnose patients with genetic diseases.

Additional information about the research group and publications can be found here:


You have a master degree, or equivalent in the area of artificial intelligence/machine learning and are interested in applying these techniques in real-life situations to help and improve patient diagnostics. You are goal-oriented and a team-player with experience in programming (java/python), Linux and statistics. Ideally, you have some background in the field of genetics and genomics.


Upon commencement of employment we require a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG) and there will be, depending on the type of job, a screening based on the provided cv. Radboud university medical center's HR Department will apply for this certificate on your behalf.

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Additional information

All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Christian Gilissen, +31 (0) 24 366 89 40 or Dr. Marcel van Gerven, +31 (0) 24 365 59 31. U se the Apply button to submit your application.

Please apply before November 1st, 2019.
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