Research position on deep learning for medical image segmentation imec-ETRO-VUB

Brussel - Research & development
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imec-ETRO-VUB is looking for a talented and enthusiastic researcher in the field of medical image segmentation.


About imec-ETRO-VUB

ETRO, the department of Electronics and Informatics ( of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) performs fundamental and applied research in Micro- & Optoelectronics, multidimensional signal processing, and audiovisual computing. The main research areas relevant for this position are medical image analysis, image-guided therapy, machine learning, computer-aided diagnosis and clinical decision support.

ETRO closely collaborates with UZ Brussel, a top-rated university hospital that has gained recognition at national and international level. We are a core member of imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies. Our team is currently a fruitful mixture of people from different nationalities. The main working language is English.

What you will do

The position will involve developing algorithms for medical image segmentation based on deep learning and hybrid approaches. The work is expected to cover a variety of anatomical structures, including musculoskeletal structures and brain lesions. The developed algorithms will be made available to clinical researchers using in-house developed graphical environment based on Horos & 3D Slicer.

The work will be performed in close collaboration with a team of biomedical researchers of imec-ETRO-VUB, and medical physicists and physicians of the university hospital UZ Brussel. In addition to producing scientific output, the selected applicant will contribute to extending and maintaining a research development environment used within the research group and support the translation of selected tools to the clinical environment of the university hospital.

Main duties

  • Develop novel medical image segmentation algorithms using a combination of classic and deep learning approaches.
  • Contribute to the scientific output of the research group.
  • Maintain and extend an existing state of the art toolkit for medical image segmentation (C++ and python).
  • Extend a framework that allows easy translation of image analysis algorithms from the research environment to the clinic (Osirix /Horos and 3DSlicer).

What we do for you

We offer a full-time position in an inspiring, challenging and flexible research environment. You will join a dynamic team of developers, researchers, post-docs and professors; and collaborate with medical physicists and doctors. We offer the possibility to follow various advanced training courses in Belgium or abroad.

You will be hired at ETRO, and your main place of work will be Pleinlaan 9, 1050 Brussel (VUB campus Etterbeek), with frequent visits to the UZ Brussel (VUB campus Jette). You will receive a competitive salary (exact amount depends on degree and relevant experience) with additional benefits covering holiday pay, hospital insurance and public transport; and generous holiday entitlement.

Who you are

  • Master’s degree in computer science, Informatics, Physics or Biomedical Engineering, with sufficient training in programming and software development; or equivalent through experience
  • Previous experience in (bio)medical image analysis and segmentation is required. As such, the position is open to both pre-doc and post-doc level researchers, given relevant experience in the domain.
  • Proven skills in C++ and python programming
  • Knowledge of ITK (and VTK) is highly appreciated
  • Knowledge of QT, objective C and/or Osirix / Horos is considered an asset
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic person, with a strong interest in the area of biomedical research, able to cooperate in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Professional working proficiency of English is required.


The accepted candidate should be available on the short term. The position is currently foreseen for two years but may be extended beyond that period.


Jef Vandemeulebroucke (
Department Electronics and Informatics (ETRO),
Vrije Universiteit Brussel,
Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel

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