Data Science Internship (MSc or PhD) Health care

  • Pacmed
  • Amsterdam, Nederland
  • jul 31, 2020
Internship Data Science

Job Description

Job description

As a Data Science intern at Pacmed you directly contribute to Pacmed's mission: making healthcare more personal and precise with advanced machine learning and statistics. At Pacmed we offer two kinds of internships.

The first is a feasibility study internship. In such an internship you will be responsible for developing a prediction model for a new medical problem. You will be responsible for preprocessing the raw medical data, training and testing a prediction model and regularly interacting with medical experts. Examples are:

  • Can we predict the outcome of different treatment options for prostate cancer
  • Can we predict which patients safely can be taken off mechanical ventilation at the ICU?

The second type of internship is a research internship. In such an internship you will be responsible for advancing the models that are already developed at Pacmed, by applying novel machine learning techniques. Examples are 

  • How can we better quantify uncertainty in predictions through the use of bayesian neural networks?
  • What is the best way to model causal effects using observational data?
  • How can we improve the interpretability of our machine learning models?
  • How can we create data visualisations that are most effective when communicated to medical practitioners?

We are looking for a student that is fluent in Python and has practical machine learning experience. You should be able to quickly up your game to match the knowledge level of our team of experienced data scientists, and have the skills to advance our knowledge and use of advanced machine learning and statistics even further.


The ideal candidate for this position is:

  • a student (MSc or PhD) in computer science, artificial intelligence, econometrics or applied mathematics
  • experienced in applying advanced machine learning and/or advanced statistics to real-world problems
  • fluent in python and able to develop production-ready python code
  • driven by a societal purpose and excited about improving health care
  • enthusiastic about writing their thesis in a dynamic start-up environment 
  • currently living in the EU
  • available for at least 4 months (full-time)

Please visit for concrete examples of projects you could be doing at Pacmed or sign up via the apply button!