PhD candidate 'Extracting imaging biomarkers for AMD with Deep Learning'
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in elderly, affecting more than 50 million Europeans. About 15% of patients progress …
- Geert Grooteplein Zuid, Nijmegen, Gelderland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 36 - 36 uur
- € 2357 - € 3020 per maand
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in elderly, affecting more than 50 million Europeans. About 15% of patients progress to irreversible vision changes and ultimately go blind. Therapies to slow progression are becoming available, but clinicians are currently not able to foresee who will progress and will need swift action to save sight.
The goal of this project is to automatically extract reliable biomarkers from multimodal and longitudinal retinal images using deep learning that can predict AMD progression. How to effectively combine heterogeneous 2D and 3D data from different projections with deep learning architectures is a research question that will be addressed in this project, as well as the analysis of temporal evolution of the imaging data. We are also interested to investigate semi-supervised approaches because complete annotations are not always available for all images.
You will be part of a multidisciplinary team, consisting of machine learning and clinical researchers and will work closely with the Ophthalmology departments in RadboudUMC and ErasmusMC, as well as international groups and consortia.
We are looking for ambitious deep learning engineers, data scientists, or machine learning experts. You should be creative, enthusiastic and have an MSc/Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Physics, Engineering or Biomedical Sciences or similar, with a clear interest in deep learning, image analysis and medical applications. Good communication skills and expertise in software development, preferably in Python/C++, are essential. Experience with machine learning should be evident from the (online) courses you've followed, your publications, GitHub account, etc. Experience with medical image processing is a plus.
ConditionsThe PhD positions are for four years and have the standard salary and secondary conditions for PhD candidates in the Netherlands. The research should result in a PhD thesis. See also our page with general information about doing a PhD in our group. Read more about the Radboudumc employment conditions and what our International Office can do for you when moving to the Netherlands.
Additional informationAdditional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Clarisa Sánchez, associate professor. Use the Apply button to submit your application.
In your application include a motivation letter, your CV, list of grades and links to publications and your Master thesis or other work you've written in English.All applications will be processed immediately upon receipt until the position has been filled.
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