Postdoc ‘Supporting Health Monitoring of people with intellectual disability using Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics’

As a researcher, you are involved in the design and execution of this project, conducting a stakeholder analysis that records which regional parties gather information about the health of people with intellectual disabilities and how ...

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Geert Grooteplein Zuid, Nijmegen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 36 uur


The research group intellectual disabilities and health at the Department of Primary and Community Care Radboudumc, and the Information Technology Group (INF) at Wageningen University, have one postdoctoral position for a study on structural monitoring of the health of people with intellectual disabilities. As a researcher, you are involved in the design and execution of this project, conducting a stakeholder analysis that records which regional parties gather information about the health of people with intellectual disabilities and how they do this. Additionally, you set up the required information system infrastructure and perform analyzes on acquired data using machine learning and big data analytics. The postdoc will be working for both the Radboudumc and the Information Technology Group at Wageningen University.


We are looking for a creative and independent researcher with a PhD degree and related experience in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and/or big data analytics. We ask for a background and track record of peer-reviewed publications in these topics. The postdoc should contribute to the application of machine learning and big data workflows of the project topics, and devise the software and programming environments (Matlab, R, Python). As you will be working in an interdisciplinary team, we expect a pro-active and collaborative attitude and excellent communication skills both in presentations and writing.

  • PhD degree in computer science;
  • Knowledge of quantitative research methods;
  • Knowledge of stakeholder analysis and software design;
  • Knowledge of machine learning and/or big data analytics;
  • Experience writing scientific articles in international peer reviewed journals;
  • Affinity with the target group of people with intellectual disabilities;
  • Preferably knowledge of the Dutch care system and government structure;
  • Experience in coordinating research and building a network;
  • Experience and interest in working in interdisciplinary teams;
  • Excellent communication skills and team spirit.


Scale 10: max. € 57947 gross income per year at full employment (incl. vacation bonus and end of year payments)

Additional information

Upon commencement of employment we require a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG). Radboud university medical center’s HR Department will apply for this certificate on your behalf.

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Jenneken Naaldenberg, associate professor intellectual disability & health, or with Prof. Bedir Tekinerdogan, professor of information technology, Wageningen University, (Use these Email addresses only for information. Use the Apply button to submit your application.)


The Radboudumc center advances human knowledge by conducting biomedical, translational and clinical research in order to improve wellbeing.

Our key strength is medical life-sciences and clinical practice, with an impressive infrastructure comprising state-of-the-art technology platforms and (translational) research facilities. The Radboudumc is therefore uniquely positioned in the emerging Euregio and Dutch healthcare infrastructure to play a leading role in the new healthcare paradigm of prediction, prevention and personalised medicine.

The Radboudumc focuses on scientific health challenges of today, with an eye on emerging diseases of the future.

Our mission: ‘to have a significant impact on healthcare’.

Department of Primary and Community Care
The research center is a part of the Primary Care Department at Radboud university medical center. The Primary Care Department is a top, international center for education, training, and research in the field of Primary Care. The Department houses a wide array of disciplines with the common thread in that they all operate within the sphere of primary care. These involve disciplines such as General Practice Medicine, specialization Elderly Care Medicine, Public Health, Occupational Medicine, and Intellectual Disability Medicine.

With 210 staff members (130 FTE), the Primary Care Department is one of the larger departments at Radboud university medical center and fulfills an important role as a liaison between the hospital and primary healthcare. The Department focuses on developing, supporting, and evaluating care innovations, particularly through the incorporation and integration of prevention, self-care and autonomy, primary healthcare, and transmural care. Since 2010, patient care has formed an integral component of the Department via academic health centers, where the emphasis lies strongly on proactive, multidisciplinary, innovative and integrated care.

Wageningen University
Wageningen University is an internationally leading institution in the area of life sciences and is part of the 4TU federation, a collaboration of four universities of technology in The Netherlands. The Information Technology Group is one of the chair groups at Wageningen University comprising 11 staff members, 2 postdocs and 17 PhD students. More information about the Information Technology Group can be found at our website.


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