Three Phd Positions In Ai For The Life Sciences (0.8 - 1.0 Fte)

Utrecht University
October 02, 2023
Offerd Salary:€2,770
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Three PhD positions in AI for the Life Sciences (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Job description Are you ready for a challenge? There are three PhD positions available in the AI Technology for Life group at Utrecht University. All positions have in common that you will use recent developments in AI technology to gain understanding of complex living systems.


  • A (nearly) completed MSc degree in a relevant area such as Artificial Intelligence or Bioinformatics with a strong AI component;
  • Demonstrable experience with development of machine learning methods;
  • An interest in working with life science data, for example omics data or medical images;
  • As you will have to collaborate with researchers in the life sciences, it is essential that you have strong oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Offer

    We offer a position for 4 years, which includes the following:

  • a full-time gross salary that starts at €2,770 and increases to €3,539 per month (scale P of the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (cao));
  • 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.
  • If you enjoy teaching and would like to develop further in this, we offer you the possibility of a 5-year contract. You will then spend 30% of your time on teaching activities.

    In addition to the employment conditions from the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. These include agreements on professional development, leave arrangements, sports and cultural schemes and you get discounts on software and other IT products. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment through the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we encourage you to grow. For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.

    About the organization

    A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Shaping science, sharing tomorrow.

    Additional information

    If you have any questions that you would like us to answer, please contact:

  • Sanne Abeln (Professor of AI Technology for Life) at [email protected];
  • Ronnie de Jonge (Assistant Professor) at [email protected];
  • Wilson Silva (AI Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Radiology at NKI (Netherlands Cancer Institute)) at [email protected].
  • Do you have a question about the application procedure? Please send an email to [email protected].

    Are you an international applicant? Our International Service Desk can answer your questions about living in the Netherlands as international staff.

    Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

  • your letter of motivation in which you;
  • clearly indicate which position (1, 2 or 3) you are interested in;
  • motivate why you are interested in the position and how your previous experience makes you suitable for the position.
  • your curriculum vitae;
  • the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least two references;
  • a copy of your MSc thesis (if available).
  • If this specific opportunity isn't for you, but you know someone else who may be interested, please forward this vacancy to them.Note to recruitment agencies: Please refrain from contacting us regarding this job posting.Some connections are fundamental – Be one of them#FundamentalConnection

    The application deadline is 02/10/2023

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