Assistant Professor in Medical Machine Vision and Learning
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is hiring an assistant professor in Medical Machine Vision and Learning for Medical for the POP-AART Lab (Partnership on …
- Science Park, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 - 38 uur
- € 3746 - € 5826 per maand
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is hiring an assistant professor in Medical Machine Vision and Learning for Medical for the POP-AART Lab (Partnership on Online and Personalized AI-enabled Adaptive Radiotherapy), a research collaboration with the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), and Elekta. You are expected to work on fundamental and practical aspects of computer vision, medical imaging and machine learning with a strong emphasis on medical data including CT and MRI imaging.
You will be appointed as the manager of the POP-AART Lab and will be responsible for executing the daily activities in the lab and co-supervising the lab’s PhD students, most of whom are expected to start after September 2021. The PhD projects cover: Deep Generative Learning for Cone Beam Computed Tomography, Learning Inverse Models for Cone Beam Computed Tomography Reconstruction, Deep Learning Geometry for 3D Medical Image Registration, Interactive Deep Learning for Medical Segmentation, Learning to Forecast for Adaptive Radiation Therapy, Reinforcement Learning for Radiation Treatment Plan optimization.
In terms of teaching, you are expected to contribute to strengthening the curriculum in computer vision and deep learning of the Bachelor and Master AI and related programs such as the Bachelor and Master Information Systems. The total teaching load will be around 30%. You should have a broad interest in medical AI, computer vision and machine learning, which means that you must be able to teach a wide variety of AI, vision and learning courses in both BSc and MSc.
What are you going to do?
You are going to carry out AI research in association with the projects mentioned above, as part of the POP-AART lab at the UvA and the NKI. You will be appointed as the POP-AART Lab manager and will be responsible for daily activities in close cooperation with the directors prof. Sonke and dr. Gavves. There will be regular visits to and interactions with the researchers at the NKI and Elekta.
Your tasks will be to:
- Develop new computer vision and machine learning methods within the context of the lab’s research projects and develop your own independent research line;
- Acquire independent funding from sources such as the national funding agency NWO (e.g. VIDI), EU funding via H2020 (e.g. ERC starting grant) and industry;
- Function as the lab manager responsible for daily activities in close cooperation with the directors;
- Collaborate with the PhD students within the POP-AART Lab and researchers of Elekta. This includes helping Elekta writing patent applications to protect inventions from the lab when requested;
- Regularly present intermediate research results at top-tier international conferences and workshops, and publish them in proceedings and journals;
- Organize and execute relevant teaching activities;
- Contribute to the organization of the POP-AART lab, the institute and the faculty, when requested.
What do we require of you
- A PhD in a relevant discipline (AI, Computer Science, Medical Imaging, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics) and a proven record of high quality and diverse academic teaching, preferably at the Bachelor's-, Master's- and PhD-levels;
- A solid publication record in fields related to computer vision, deep learning and machine learning, including top-tier international conferences (CVPR, ICCV, ICLR, NeurIPS, MIDL, MICCAI, MEDIA, etc.) and/or journals published by internationally recognized press;
- Candidates should be able to obtain research funding in a competitive environment;
- Management skills required for general academic administration, organization and coordination tasks;
- Demonstrated ability to promote outstanding and innovative research and foster research collaborations (with faculty, postdoctoral researchers and PhD candidates) and demonstrated academic leadership;
- You excel in teaching and have a clear vision on education, as well as the ability to supervise MSc and PhD candidates;
- At least two years of postdoctoral experience is expected but not strictly necessary. International research experience is also preferred;
- In possession of the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification (or foreign equivalent), or willingness to acquire such a qualification within two years.
We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week with a tenure track agreement for the duration of five years. You will be offered a permanent position after positive assessment and evaluation.
The full-time gross monthly salary of the assistant professor position (UD 2/UD 1) will range from €3,746 to €5,826 gross per month, based on a fulltime contract (38 hours a week). This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.
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