Vacancies 67561-Postdoc-KWF-funded-project-IMAGINE

  • 36 hours a week
  • Temporary
  • 3 years
  • Date of publication: 19 April 2019
  • Deadline: 27 May 2019
  • Scale 11: max € 70984 gross per year at full employment (incl. vacation bonus and end of year payments)
  • First interview scheduled: 3 June 2019
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Job description

We are offering a position for a postdoc for our KWF funded project IMAGINE. While population-based breast cancer screening has been effective in reducing mortality and morbidity associated with later stages of breast cancer, there is still room for improvement. Currently, all tumors detected in screening are acted upon, but it is known that a sizable proportion of these lesions are indolent and will not cause clinical symptoms. It is our goal to find features in the images which can accurately predict whether a screen-detected lesion is indolent or not.
You will develop deep learning based software which analyses a very large annotated database of mammography and breast MRI images and associate these with the findings by a pathologist where the goal is to find features that can discriminate whether a lesion is indolent or not. In this project you will work closely with the associated clinicians and epidemiologists.


  • PhD degree in a relevant quantitative field, such as medical image analysis, computer vision, physics or applied mathematics;
  • Software development experience in Python. C++ is a pre;
  • Strong interest in radiology and Artificial Intelligence;
  • Excellent communication skills in English, interest and capabilities to work in an interdisciplinary research team.


Nijmegen and the Radboudumc
Nijmegen is the oldest Dutch city with a rich history and one of the liveliest city centers in the Netherlands. Radboud University has over 17,000 students. Radboud University Medical Center is a leading academic center for medical science, education and health care with over 10,000 staff and 3,000 students.
Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
The Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine is one of the most active research departments of the Radboudumc. More than 100 researchers are continuously striving to optimize healthcare. Close cooperation between preclinical researchers, radiologists and cardiologists gives a fantastic opportunity to implement new imaging techniques in clinical practice, and you will be working directly in this field.
Radboudumc strives to be a leading developer of sustainable, innovative and affordable healthcare to improve the health and wellbeing of people and society in the Netherlands and beyond. This is the core of our mission: To have a significant impact on healthcare. To get a better picture of what this entails, check out our strategy.

Employment conditions

Upon commencement of employment we require a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG) and there will be, depending on the type of job, a screening based on the provided cv. Radboud university medical center’s HR Department will apply for this certificate on your behalf.

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Comments and contact information

All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Jonas Teuwen, assistant professor. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Please apply before 27 May.
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