Assistant Professor in AI and Medical Imaging



Are you interested in conducting interdisciplinary research in AI and medical image analysis as well as in educating the next generation of AI for health experts? The Quantitative Healthcare Analysis (qurAI) group is hiring an Assistant professor in AI and Health with 50% teaching load.

About vacancy

The application of AI to the healthcare domain requires affinity for multidisciplinary research, capability to apply AI techniques and insights to health  problems. You will be involved in qurAI research and work closely together with other members of the team, including clinical researchers in Amsterdam UMC. Besides you will contribute to education in the area of Health and AI at both Bachelor and Master level. This will be possible as your time will be equally divided between education and research. We expect you to contribute to our vibrant undergraduate and graduate programs in information studies, data science and artificial intelligence.

What are you going to do?

  • Contribute to the development of the research group through innovative research 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.
  • (Co-)supervise the group’s postdocs, PhD students and MSc students.
  • Contribute to strengthening the curriculum in AI and healthcare of the Bachelor and Master AI and related programmes such as the interfaculty AI for Health track; teaching is approximately 50% of the position’s total time.
  • Contribute to outreach, both in terms of engaging with industrial and (inter)national academic partners as well as supporting the group’s activity for the integration of AI solutions in clinical workflow. UvA spinoffs that bring technology to industry and society are highly encouraged.

What do we require of you?

  • A PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Engineering or closely related field.
  • Excellent research skills, evidenced by a track record of publications in renowned international journals, and contributed and/or invited talks at international conferences/workshops.
  • A strong background, experience and expertise in research in the area of AI and healthcare.
  • Teaching experience at university level and proven didactic abilities.
  • Some experience with the (co-)supervision of BSc, MSc and/or PhD students.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to contribute to research valorization and to research and teaching outreach activities.
  • Capable of multidisciplinary co-operation.
  • In possession of the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO), or the willingness to acquire this within the first two years.
  • An excellent command of English and Dutch, Non-Dutch speakers are expected to learn Dutch within two years by passing the state examination for Dutch as a Second Language (NT2), programme II.


Our offer

We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week for 18 months. You will be offered a permanent position after a positive assessment and evaluation. The starting salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience and qualifications. It will range from a minimum of €3,821 gross per month up to a maximum of €5,943 gross per month (salary scale 11-12) based on full-time employment (38 hours). This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favorable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CLA) is applicable. Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.

Job application

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 4 March 2022.  An initial round of interviews is scheduled for the two weeks after the closing date. You can apply online via this link.

Applications should include:

  • a cover letter (one page maximum);
  • a letter of motivation (one page maximum);
  • a complete curriculum vitae, including list of publications and teaching track record;
  • a research statement (two pages maximum);
  • a teaching statement (one page maximum);
  • a list of three references from different institutes.


Please ensure this is a single pdf file. Please mention the months (not just years) in your CV when referring to your education and work experience.