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Junior Researcher in AI (0,8 - 1,0 fte)

The Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence at Tilburg University is looking for an enthusiastic new colleague.

Your challenge is to contribute to research that is part of the WeCare funded project for automatic osteolytic bone lesion detection, a collaboration between Tilburg University and the Elisabeth-TweeSteden (ETZ) hospital.

2 maanden geleden


Warandelaan, Tilburg, Noord-Brabant
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 40 uur
€ 2790 - € 3491 per maand


Osteolytic bone lesions are small holes of 5mm or larger in the skeleton. These lesions are a prominent symptom of multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells within the bone marrow. These lesions are currently detection via manually inspection of full body CT-scans. To achieve our project goals, you will help develop and deploy deep learning models for lesion detection. In addition, you will develop a hybrid Clinical-AI framework which will allow experts to override false predictions and allow our AI algorithms to incorporate corrections made by the radiologists.

  • You perform scientific research in the domains of AI and medical imaging
  • You work with partners to develop AI detection and segmentation models for osteolytic bone lesions in full body CT scans
  • You develop a user interface to allow radiologists to evaluate the output of the models
  • You set up reader studies to evaluate the models
  • You work with partners to develop an initial hybrid Clinician AI from the reader studies to incorporate corrections from experts
  • You publish results in scientific journals
  • You present results at (international) conferences.

You will be part of the CSAI research group and collaborate closely with the Radiology and Medical Physics Teams at ETZ, which participates in the programme WeCare, funded by Tilburg University and ETZ. The team consist of radiologists, biomedical engineers and AI researchers.

The focus of our project is two-fold; to develop Al algorithms for automatic detection and progress monitoring of osteolytic bone lesions in full-body CT images and to deploy our algorithms into the clinical workflow. You will be jointly supervised by Dr. Erik Ranschaert, M.D. PhD (ETZ, UGent), dr Maarten Heres (ETZ) and dr. Sharon Ong (CSAI).


  • You should have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in a relevant area such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Computer Science, Medical Informatics.
  • You have interest in and/or experience with deep learning (e.g CNNs)
  • You have interest in and/or experience with analysis of medical images.
  • You possess strong programming skills in Python, Tensorflow/Keras/Pytorch, Matlab or otherwise
  • You have interest and/or experience with developing an AI tool
  • You are a fast leaner, highly motivated and friendly
  • You possess good communication skills and are able to work with different people.
  • You are fluent in English, both written and spoken.


he junior researcher will be employed at the CSAI department, Tilburg School of Digital Humanities. We offer

  • A Full time or 0.8 fte appointment for 12 months starting preferably October 1st 2021.
  • The position will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as researcher 4 (“onderzoeker 4”). The starting gross salary for a full-time appointment for a researcher is (minimally) € 2.790,- up to (maximally) € 3.491,- gross per month. Rating based on experience.
  • Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary (30% tax regulation). The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf.
  • A broad package of attractive fringe benefits including an annual holiday allowance and an end of year bonus of 8.3%; travel compensation.
  • The collective labour agreement of the Dutch Universities applies.

Additional information

For more information on this position, please contact dr. Sharon Ong (l.l.ong@tilburguniversity.edu) or dr. Maarten Heres (m.heres@etz.nl)
If you are interested to know more about working at Tilburg University: please see: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about-tilburg-university/working-at/wp/.