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Scientific Programmer or computer scientist

With expertise in Artificial Intelligence
  • Closing date 05-10-2022
  • 38.19.22.THZ
  • 30 - 36 hours
  • Research university
  • IT

Questions? Contact our recruiter

  • Closing date 05-10-2022
  • 38.19.22.THZ

Job description

We are looking for two enthusiastic computer scientists with lots of natural curiosity to join our Eye-Epi research group at Depts. Ophthalmology & Epidemiology of Erasmus MC. We are a team of scientists, engineers, and clinicians who investigate causes and risk profiles of eye diseases, and develop innovative, automated, and technologically advanced solutions for eye health through integration of predictive models and analytical insight. We have one of Europe’s largest and most comprehensive datasets on eye diseases which includes multimodal imaging, genetics, lifestyle factors, and blood biomarkers, and have close collaboration with international consortia.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • You will develop a software infrastructure and applications to support scientific projects, including implementation of image processing and machine learning algorithms, user interfaces for collection and visualization of data and scripts for data curation.
  • You will be involved in our mission to create deep learning algorithms for automated detection of eye pathology on multimodal images, and to integrate image features with other determinants for prediction of the disease course.
  • You will be part of a large multi-disciplinary team and will have close collaboration with different types of users, scientists, and clinicians to optimize clinical translation of developed applications.
  • Job responsibilities are flexible depending on the skill sets and interest of the candidate.

Work environment

A healthy population and excellence in healthcare through research and education. This is what Erasmus MC stands for. Conducting groundbreaking work, pushing boundaries and leading the way. In research, education, and healthcare. We are practical people with a high level of expertise, working hard to improve and renew the healthcare of today and the public health of tomorrow.

At Eye-Epi, you will be part of a large multi-disciplinary team and will have close collaboration with scientists, clinicians, image analysts, and computer scientists. We have a strong track-record in ophthalmic epidemiology and pioneered in retinal image classification. In recent years we expanded our research interests to AI-assisted image analysis and omnics. The Eye-Epi group has 30 employees of which ten focus on image analysis and AI development. We created one of the largest European longitudinal datasets of multi-modal retinal images that have been collected throughout the Rotterdam Study since 1990, combined with other data such as genetics.

Qualifications and skills

  • A degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) or equivalent Master or PhD.
  • At least 2 years of experience in programming and artificial intelligence.
  • Experience with python, java script, SQL, Linux, data curation.
  • Interest in health care and curiosity for frontier science.
  • Creative data-driven mind with hands-on spirit and pragmatic approach.
  • Excellent communication skills and flexible personality.

Before you apply please check our conditions for employment.

Terms of employment

  • The gross monthly salary amounts a maximum of € 6.337,- (scale 11 or 12), depending on your level of education and relevant experience, based on a full-time working week of 36 hours.
  • Excellent fringe benefits, such as a 13th month that is already paid out in November and an individual travel expense package.
  • Pension insurance with ABP, we take care of approximately 2/3 of the monthly contribution.
  • Special benefits, such as an in-company physiotherapist and bicycle repairer. There is also a gym where you can work on your fitness after work.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. D. Luttikhuizen, postdoctoral researcher, phone number 06 280 828 18.

No agencies please.

Application proces

Step 1 - Apply

Did we get you excited about this position? Submit your application through the application button. You will receive a confirmation of receipt from our recruiter right away.

Step 2 - Selection

Based on your application, we check to see if there is a fit between us. We will let you know as soon as possible whether you are invited for an interview.

Step 3 - Interview

You have been invited for an interview, great! In this first meeting we get to know each other and see if You can form an idea of the position, the department and Erasmus MC. If the interview goes well usually a second interview follows.

Step 4 - Offer and terms

It’s a match! Your future manager will discuss your salary and employment with you. You will also receive more information about our other terms of employment.

Step 5 - Getting started

Your first working day has come! We are more than happy to have you. Your new department will give you a warm welcome and provide you with all the information you need. Enjoy your job at Erasmus MC!

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