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Software engineer: building reusable image analysis pipelines for microscopy

Implement user-friendly scalable and reusable cloud pipelines for microscopy image analysis
Software engineer: building reusable image analysis pipelines for microscopy
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  • Hours: 28 36 uur per week
  • Location: Locatie AMC
  • Contract type: fixed-term
  • Salary: € 2.986 - € 4.707
  • React until: 5 July 2022
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The project

Machine learning techniques are quickly becoming indispensable in medical and scientific imaging because of their often unmatched speed and accuracy, and because of the increasing amount of data that need to be analyzed and interpreted. Despite the recent improvements, however, these techniques still pose a considerable technical challenge and a steep learning curve to non-expert users.

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About your role

As software developer/engineer by training you will repurpose, develop and implement advanced machine learning algorithms and pipelines for scientific and medical image analysis. The pipelines will be deployed to an open-source and open-access, cloud-based platform, with the major goal of providing straightforward access to image analysis capacity, based on reusable machine-learning algorithms, to non-expert scientists and medical specialists worldwide. There is a considerable chance for extension of the project beyond 24 months in case of excellent performance.

About you

You are a software developer/engineer with a MSc degree in computer sciences and have demonstrable practical experience in areas. The ideal candidate will be an independent quick learner, at home with Python/R/Matlab, image analysis, and in possession of practical skills in full-stack web development (Python, Javascript, UI design, databases). In this role, you will maintain contact with both internal and external customers. We therefore consider it important that you can documented fluency in English, have great communication skills (or are willing to develop this skills). 

Our offer
  • A jump start to your career in research work.
  • All te space for you to contribute shaping the care of tomorrow.
  • Working on large-scale and research project, with motivated colleagues from all over the world.
  • We offer a 1-year contract with the intention to extend (depending on funding).
  • In addition to a good basic salary, we offer 8.3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance. 
  • Salary is by experience according to Dutch UMC CAO.
  • Pension is accrued at Be Frank. 
  • In addition to excellent accessibility by public transport, AMR also has a sufficient number of parking spaces for employees.
  • An active personnel association and the Young Amsterdam UMC association, both of which organise fun (sports) activities and events.
About your workplace

You will join the Department of Medical Biology, Amsterdam UMC, location AMC, and will be embedded in the Cellular Imaging Core Facility – a large microscopy facility with more than 500 users and access to state-of-the-art imaging technologies, datasets and scientifically-relevant questions. The project will be directly supervised by Dr. Ron Hoebe, microscopy and software development expert, but it is a joint venture of multiple Dutch imaging and microscopy centers. The candidate will, therefore, work together with experts in various areas of advanced microscopy and data sciences.

Amsterdam UMC has an open culture. This means that we hope that everyone feels welcome in our organization and that we strive to offer equal opportunities to everyone. We therefore cordially invite all interested parties to respond to this vacancy. Check out our approach to diversity and inclusion.
What to expect
A job in our beautiful capital city
Working for the favorite employer in healthcare (intermediary 2021)
All colleagues have the same goal: contributing to tomorrow’s care
There is room for development, deepening and broadening of your knowledge
An active staff association that organizes fun activities and arranges discounts on products and services for you
Amsterdam UMC innovates continuously, which requires a flexible attitude from everyone
Two large locations, good for your pedometer!
You have more than 15.000 colleagues, not all of whom you will get to know personally
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For more information about the position or the project please contact Przemek Krawczyk via

For more information about the application process please contact Brend de Jong, Recruitment adviser, via or via 020 444 8704.

We will review applications on an ongoing basis and would therefore advise you not to wait too long before applying.

A reference check, screening and hiring test may be part of the procedure. Read hier whether this also applies to you.

If you join us, we ask for a VOG (Certificate of Good Conduct).