Postdoc Researcher Can Artificial Intelligence improve clinical decision making?

Postdoc Researcher Can Artificial Intelligence improve clinical decision making?

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What is the added value of Artificial Intelligence in clinical decision making by clinical doctors? The ABC-AI will try to answer this question to improve the decision making process of doctors working in patient care with an AI-driven tool that collec...

Job description

The postdoctoral researcher position is part of the research project Evidence Based clinical decision making using an open AI-tool (Acronym: ABC-AI; funded by the Open Science Fund from NWO). The aim of the project is to investigate the added value of Artificial intelligence in clinical decision making in doctors.

We are looking for a postdoc that is interested in answering the following questions;
  • what is the added value of Artificial Intelligence in clinical decision making by clinical doctors?
  • How can the use of an AI-driven tool be operationalized and optimised in daily clinical care?
  • And what should be improved to make the tool better equipped to answer clinical questions?

Under supervision of Dr. J.K. Tijdink, and founders of the startup that created the tool, the researcher will find empirical answers to the above mentioned questions using quantitative research methods (survey study).

The results will lead to several international publications in the coming years.
  • The researcher will design, preregister, perform and report and publish the survey among clinical doctors in different medical disciplines (psychiatry, surgery, internal medicine) and will evaluate the results using qualitative methods.
  • The researcher coordinates and manages the data collection.
  • The researcher performs the data analyses under supervision of the research team.
  • The project will result in 1 or 2 research publications.
  • The postdoctoral researcher will work according to the Open Science Principles outlined by NWO.
  • The researcher will be part of the education group to teach students on research integrity and ethics.


Amsterdam UMC


We are looking for a highly motivated and talented postdoc who is both passionate about academic research, open science practices and the use of an AI-driven tool.
  • The candidate should have a finished PhD in psychology, social sciences, philosophy, biomedical sciences, health related sciences or a related discipline with a specific interest in research.
  • You already have participated in research and have some experience in organizing and performing empirical (qualitative) research and the use of statistical methods in data analysis.
  • Strong communicative skills and the ability to connect with different target groups are important for this project.
  • Moreover, considering the multidisciplinary nature of the project, you need to be curious and persistent in pursuing different participants in order to facilitate participation in the research.
  • Finally, because of the nature of the project, we prefer a candidate who has basic knowledge of the Dutch language and has good skills in English.

Conditions of employment

  • A flying start to your career in research work in a metropolis with a diverse and open culture, and a multicultural society. Working with motivated colleagues
  • A full time employment of initially 1 year contract (12 months).
  • Salary scale 10: 3.230 - 5.088 (based on a 36 hour week), depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Additional benefits including an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday pay. Calculate your net salary here.
  • Your pension is accrued at The Dutch Pension Fund for government and education employees (ABP). Amsterdam UMC contributes 70% of this scheme
  • We reimburse 75% of your OV travel costs (commuting costs). Would you rather travel by bike? Then we have a good bicycle scheme.
  • For more information about our employment conditions, please visit our website.
  • An active staff association and the Young Amsterdam UMC association, both of which organize fun (sports) activities and events.

For more information about our employment conditions, please visit Terms of employment - Amsterdam UMC


Amsterdam UMC

The Amsterdam UMC is one of the largest academic hospitals in the Netherlands and one of the prominent research institutes. The department of Ethics, Law and Humanities participates in numerous international research projects and studies.

The researcher will collaborate closely with a startup that created an online open-access tool using an AI-drive chat function to help doctors provide evidence-based answers for clinical queries. The postdoc will be part of the Research Integrity group of the department of Ethics, Law and Humanities.

The postdoc will work under supervision of the members of the research group and will join all activities organized by the Research Integrity group and will partake in the monthly research integrity lunches.


  • Postdoc
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €3230—€5088 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 9884



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