About the project
This lab is part of the 10-year LTP ROBUST program “Trustworthy AI-based Systems for Sustainable Growth” consortium, which unites 17 knowledge institutions, 19 participating industry sponsors and 15 civil-social organizations from across the Netherlands. You will gain valuable experience working with an industry partner and will be able to tap into a wealth of networking, career development, and training opportunities in conjunction with ICAI, the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence at the University of Amsterdam.
The CARA Lab is a dynamic and innovative research group focused on the integration of advanced medical imaging and artificial intelligence technologies to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, especially coronary artery disease. The lab is a collaboration between Radboudumc, Amsterdam UMC and Abbott, a world-leading international medical device company.
About the role
The PhD candidate will be involved in the development of AI algorithms for segmentation and real-time analysis of optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of the coronary arteries, obtained during cardiac catheterization procedures.
The role will be based at the qurAI group and the candidate will occasionally visit Radboud UMC.
The project will require a combination of technical and scientific skills, including expertise in image analysis, machine learning, and software development.
The PhD candidate will work closely with a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, engineers, and industrial partners, and will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of cutting-edge technology that has the potential to transform the field of cardiovascular imaging.
We are looking for an excellent candidate with an MSc degree in biomedical engineering, artificial intelligence, computer science, image sciences or comparable training, with a strong interest in medical image processing and analysis.
The candidate must have a good scientific background, should be highly motivated and independent, and able to work in an interdisciplinary team of medical doctors and engineers.
Programming experience, preferably in Phyton, is required.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Amsterdam UMC is an international organization, embracing a diverse student and staff population. We strongly believe that diversity is our advantage and creating an inclusive working climate in which students and staff feel a valued member of the Amsterdam UMC and UvA community is therefore a top priority. Amsterdam UMC values diversity within its community, therefore we encourage all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, people with disabilities, and members of other groups underrepresented in academia to apply. In case this vacancy appeals to you, but you are doubting whether you might be the right person for this position, please do apply. Some demographic data of selected applicants will be shared with Maastricht University that is coordinating the recruitment for LTP ROBUST (Only demographic of the final placements will be shared with UM)