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The UvA is looking for an internationally recognized scholar who will initiate and carry out research and education on AI in Medical Imaging, as part of its …
The UvA is looking for an internationally recognized scholar who will initiate and carry out research and education on AI in Medical Imaging, as part of its university wide initiative to strengthen expertise in the area of AI. The University Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging will perform these tasks in close collaboration with colleagues at the Faculty of Medicine (University Medical Centre Amsterdam, location AMC), and with the other University Professors in AI.
There have been strong developments in artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in medical imaging, especially deep learning techniques. In general AI is widely expected to be the key to improving quality of life and, simultaneously achieving a reduction of health costs. The foreseen steep increase in use of AI techniques in medical imaging and medicine in general is associated with societal and economic, ethical and legal consequences. There is a clear demand to address these and other societal issues in parallel to AI technological developments before AI can be implemented. The mandatory research into these aspects is essentially lagging behind the developments in AI technology.
As one of the four University Professors to be appointed by the Executive Board, the chair will realise the following ambitions:
The chair will:
The ideal candidate will initiate new research within the broad field of AI in Medical Imaging. The candidate will also be capable of bridging AI-research in Medicine and other academic disciplines.
Candidates for the position are expected to meet the following requirements:
Position within the University of Amsterdam
The UvA has taken up a leading role in the technical developments of AI and, as a comprehensive university, has invested strongly in research into the applications and societal embedding of AI. The UvA operates in an environment that devotes considerable resources to AI-research; the business community, civic organisations and (local) government are also extremely active on this front. The Executive Board expects that the appointment of four new University Professors specialised in the field of AI (AI and Information Retrieval; Humanities and AI; Law and Technology with special emphasis on AI; and AI and Medical Imaging) will invigorate the various research projects, programmes and partnerships that currently exist throughout the UvA.
The University Professor of AI in Medical Imaging will be appointed by the Executive Board and liaised with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam UMC, location AMC). At the Faculty of Medicine, the chair will be positioned in Division 8 (Imaging) at the department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine and the department of Biomedical Engineering and Physics. At these departments there is on-going collaborative technical AI-research. Researchers and clinicians of these departments are active in the Medical Imaging Quantification Center at the AMC and the Institute Quantivision, one of the 8 Centres of Research Excellence of the Innovative Medical Devices Initiative of ZonMW and NWO. In principle, the professorship will become part of the Faculty of Medicine after five years. To enhance their university-wide impact, University Professors are given centrally located offices as well as one at their liaised Faculty. University Professors confer regularly as a group and meet with relevant stakeholders from within and outside the UvA and participate in the activities of the research institute with which they are liaised.
Terms of employment
The University Professorship entails a permanent appointment that in principle converts to a chair at the Faculty of Medicine after five years. Salary and benefits will be in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities and with the university regulations for academic personnel, and, depending on experience, range from a minimum €5,582 to €9,812 gross per month (salary scale H2 or H1, €77,902 to €136,936 per annum, including 8% holiday pay and an 8,3% end of year payment) on a full-time basis (38 hours per week).
For further details about this position, interested parties should contact the secretary of the selection committee:
Both will be available until 20 July and from 20 August onwards.
Candidates are invited to submit their application no later than Sunday 9 September 2018, 23.59h CET. Please combine in one pdf:
The application should be addressed to Prof. Karen Maex, Rector Magnificus of the UvA using this link.
Applications will be received by a selection committee headed by Prof. Karen Maex. The application process will be confidential.
A first round of interviews is scheduled on Monday 24 and Thursday 27 September 2018 in Amsterdam. Candidates will be notified by Monday 17 September if and when they are invited for an interview. Following a procedure which may involve a formal assessment and a public trial lecture, the committee will make its final recommendation to the Executive Board of the UvA.