PhD Candidate Artificial Intelligence for Cutaneous Lymphoma

Status Open
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Werkgever LUMC
Afdeling Promotietraject, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Sciences, Dermatologie
Dienstverband Voltijd
Werktijden 36 uur per week
Locatie Leiden
Sluitingsdatum 26 februari, 2023
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Overige informatie

The position

The department of Pathology in the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), in collaboration with the department of Dermatology and the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), will investigate how we can improve the diagnosis of cutaneous lymphoma patients with the help of artificial intelligence. Do you have the right knowledge and experience to make this research a success? Then we cordially invite you to respond!


Your profile

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated colleague with some programming experience and affinity with machine learning and AI-driven computer models;
  • You have completed a Master’s degree in (technical) medicine, artificial intelligence, computer science, data science, or similar;
  • Experience or affinity with dermatology or pathology is not required but works in your favor;
  • Lastly, you have good communication skills, a proactive and inventive mindset, and you want to use the next four years to improve future diagnostics of CL patients.


What we offer

You will be employed based on a 36-hour week. Appointment is for 1 year, possibly to be extended to 4 years. Your salary will depend on your qualifications and experience, with a maximum of €2,789 gross per month based on a 36-hour week (scale Pro, CLA UMC).


Working at the LUMC

The LUMC, situated in Leiden, the Netherlands, is an academic medical centre for patient care, research, and education, aiming to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s health care. It has a strong focus on research, connecting and combining fundamental research into disease-causing mechanisms with patient-focussed studies in areas like oncology, regenerative medicine and population health. The LUMC has research facilities that include capabilities for multiple appliances. The combination with clinical and societal outreach programmes allows for ground-breaking research and innovation in basic and applied science.

Your workplace will primarily be at the department of Pathology in the LUMC, where you will be part of the research group on CL. This project will involve close collaboration with the department of Dermatology and the LIACS.


More information

  • You will be given an employment contract to produce a PhD thesis for the duration of the program with a maximum of four years. The salary amounts to € 2,789 gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 3,536 in the last year with fulltime employment (scale Pro, CLA UMC).
  • This study is financed by the Hanarth Fund. This fund aims to promote and improve the use of AI and machine learning to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of patients with cancer.
  • We may request references for this vacancy.
  • Giving a presentation and/or writing an essay is part of the procedure.
  • Applications from employment/recruitment agencies will not be considered.
  • A detailed job description can be found at / vacancies.

You may also contact Dr. A.M.R. Schrader – medical specialist, department of Pathology, e-mail:, phone: +31 (0)71 526 65 03.


How to apply

Please send your email, including your motivation and CV, to Make sure to do this before 26-02-2023. Clearly state the vacancy number of the position you are applying for.

It is also possible to apply via our online form at





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