Netherlands: PhD studentship in ‘Computer Aided Diagnosis’

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Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) is a rapidly expanding field in medical imaging, and is aimed at developing applications to help radiologists to detect and diagnose disease. A PhD position is available for a researcher who will investigate new methods for the detection of abnormalities in chest computed tomography (CT) scans. Initially, the research will be focused on the detection of lung cancer. Lung cancer is the most deadly cancer and early detection with CT is one of the most promising strategies to reduce lung cancer mortality. Later in the project the goal may be extended to find other types of abnormalities in chest CT scans.

Requirements

You should be a creative and enthusiastic researcher with an MSc degree in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering or Biomedical Sciences. Good communication skills and expertise in software development, preferably in C++, are essential.

Conditions of employment

  • Temporary 1 year
  • 36 hrs per week
  • Salary level  10A: maximal € 2673 gross per month

You will be appointed as a PhD student with the standard salary and secondary conditions for PhD students in the Netherlands. Your performance will be evaluated after 1 year. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 3 years. The research should result in a PhD thesis.

Contract type

Temporary

1 year

Organisation

Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (RUN MC)

Nijmegen http://www.umcn.nl/ UMC St Radboud

Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (RUN MC) is a leading academic centre for medical science, education and health care. Knowledge forms the heart of our organisation, connecting research, education and patient care. Over 8.500 staff and 3.000 students are committed and ambitious to contribute to the future of health care and medical science.

Driven by knowledge, empowered by people.

Department

Radiology

The Diagnostic Image Analysis group is a research division of the Department of Radiology of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre. Nijmegen is the oldest Dutch city with a rich history and one of the liveliest city centers in the Netherlands. Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (RUNMC) is a leading academic centre for medical science, education and health care with over 8,500 staff and 3,000 students.

The focus of the Diagnostic Image Analysis group is the development and validation of novel methods in a broad range of medical imaging applications. Research topics include image analysis, image segmentation, machine learning, and the design of decision support systems and application areas include breast imaging, prostate imaging, and lung imaging. Key to the success of the group is close cooperation with clinical partners and a disease oriented approach.

Currently the group consists of 16 researchers, including 10 PhD students.

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