Doctoral Research in Cancer Detection, UMCG, The Netherlands

Expires on: 04/11/2024


Join our interdisciplinary team in advancing prostate cancer detection through artificial intelligence (AI) with a funded PhD position. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to develop and validate a semi-autonomous AI system for interpreting prostate MRI scans. This innovative project aims to enhance diagnostic accuracy, workflow efficiency, and patient outcomes, while ensuring ethical implementation of AI in healthcare.

The selected candidate will play a pivotal role in developing and optimizing an AI algorithm for semi-autonomous prostate cancer detection on MRI. Tasks include conducting research on patient acceptance of AI diagnostics, overseeing a multicenter prospective pilot study, and integrating patient perspectives into future research initiatives. The position offers opportunities for data analysis, publication in peer-reviewed journals, mentorship, and collaboration with clinicians and clinical centers.


Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Technical Medicine, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, or a related field. Proficiency in developing deep-learning AI algorithms and a clear understanding of MRI are essential. Candidates should possess excellent academic writing, presentation, and communication skills, along with a collaborative spirit and a commitment to continuous learning. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


 Interested candidates should apply via the digital application form on our website by April 11, 2024. Applications must include a motivation letter, CV, links to Google Scholar profile, academic grades and courses, including relevant online courses on deep learning, and any publicly accessible publications authored by the applicant.

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