Vacancy: postdoctoral researcher for deep learning in digital pathology


The Computational Pathology Group of the Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, is offering a position for a postdoctoral researcher.

Diagnostic pathology involves microscopic evaluation of human tissues. Increasingly, microscopic images are digitized to support the diagnostic workflow. This rapidly growing field of ‘digital pathology’ also yields ample opportunities for development of computer-aided diagnosis algorithms. State-of-the-art deep learning methods have recently been proven capable of supporting the diagnostic work of pathologists. We have now reached the point where such algorithms can be implemented in a routine clinical setting. In a public-private collaboration we will start development of deep learning algorithms that will form the basis for future commercial products. For this project we are seeking a postdoctoral researcher.


You should be a creative and enthusiastic researcher with a PhD degree in a relevant field, such as medical image analysis, computer vision, or machine learning. You should have a clear interest to develop image analysis algorithms and an affinity with medical topics. Good communication skills and expertise in software development, preferably in Python, are essential.


  • Appointment 36 hours/week
  • Temporary 2 year position, with intention to extend (evaluation after first year)
  • Salary scale 11


The Computational Pathology Group is a research group of the department of Pathology of the Radboud University Medical Center. We work closely together with The Diagnostic Image Analysis Group (DIAG) of the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. We develop, validate and deploy novel medical image analysis methods, usually based on machine learning and focusing on computer-aided diagnosis. Application areas include diagnostics and prognostics of breast, prostate and colon cancer. Our group is among the international front runners in the field, witnessed for instance by the highly successful CAMELYON16 and CAMELYON17 grand challenges which we organized. We closely collaborate with clinicians and industry.

Working at Radboudumc

Radboudumc aims to be at the forefront of the development of innovative, sustainable and affordable healthcare. Our mission is 'to have a significant impact on healthcare'. We believe we can achieve that by providing excellent quality, participatory and personalized healthcare, operational excellence and by working together in sustainable networks. The starting point for this is patients and their quality of life. Throughout all this, patient care, research and education go hand in hand.

To realize our mission, we are searching for colleagues who want to take on this challenge with us; employees who are excellent in their field of expertise and give it their all by pushing boundaries and providing 'that little bit more'. At Radboudumc, you gain the confidence, receive and take responsibility to successfully make these changes. For the best patient care and the best future of healthcare.


Contact Jeroen van der Laak for more information; +31 (0) 6 15891607, Use this Email address only for information. To apply for this position please use this link. Please send a motivation letter with your CV to express your interest in this position. Add a list of followed courses and grades and preferably a reprint of publications in English you have written.

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