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THE NETHERLANDS CANCER INSTITUTE 

(NKI) INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR A

JUNIOR GROUP LEADER 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 

FOR ONCOLOGY

WE SEEK OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUALS WHO WISH
TO EXPLORE RESEARCH CHALLENGES IN ONCOLOGY
THROUGH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BY EMPLOYING
LARGE COLLECTIONS OF MEDICAL AND RESEARCH
DATA AVAILABLE AT THE INSTITUTE.

NKI research themes

The NKI focuses on five research themes: molecular oncology, 
precision medicine, immunotherapy, survivorship and image 
guided therapy. All themes have a strong interest in exploiting the 
power of AI.

AI infrastructure

The NKI hosts large and diverse collections of medical data 
from radiology, (molecular) pathology, radiation oncology and 
image guided surgery, medical oncology and quality of life, both
from clinical trials and routine treatments. Efficient methods for
data retrieval and consent have been established. Various
research groups in these disciplines seek active collaboration
with an AI expert for biomarker research, automation and
prediction. In addition, we expect the successful candidate
to develop novel AI methodologies and provide leadership
in the application thereof. High performance computing
capacity is available both within the institute as well as
through a collaboration with the national center for
supercomputing.

What we offer

Conveniently located in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, we provide 
a stimulating and interactive research environment, use of all 
state-of-the-art facilities, and a competitive package to start 
a research group. This includes your own salary, salary for one 
additional position and, when external funding is not obtained 
yet, financial support for two additional positions. Junior group 
leaders will be offered a 5 year appointment. After 4 years they 
will be evaluated for a tenured position. 

Interested?

Applications, including a CV, a concise description of research 
interests (2 pages max) and future plans (4 pages max), should 
be submitted to 

director@nki.nl

.

Important dates

Application deadline: May 22, 2020

Notification of shortlisted applicants: June 4, 2020

Interviews of shortlisted candidates: June 25/26, 2020

More information

See www.nki.nl or contact the recruitment chair,
Lodewyk Wessels: l.wessels@nki.nl

THE NKI ACCOMMODATES APPROXIMATELY 650 SCIENTISTS AND SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT PERSONNEL. IT COVERS THE
FULL SPECTRUM OF CANCER RESEARCH, FROM BASIC LIFE SCIENCES TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW DIAGNOSTICS AND
TREATMENTS. ALL OF OUR RESEARCH MEETINGS ARE IN ENGLISH AND A LARGE NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL POST-
DOCS, STUDENTS AND STAFF MEMBERS CONTRIBUTE TO THE OPEN, COLLABORATIVE ATMOSPHERE OF THE INSTITUTE.
OUR CANCER HOSPITAL THREATS ABOUT 40,000 PATIENTS ANNUALLY AND PROVIDES EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR
TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AN IMPLEMENTATION OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS.

Application 

deadline: 

May 22, 2020