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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Two Post Doctoral Researchers within Medical Image Analysis, Copenhagen

*Two Post Doctoral Researchers within Medical Image Analysis*

Nordic Bioscience Imaging (NBI) offers career opportunities to post 
doctoral researchers within medical image analysis. The successful 
candidates will be ) running two newly established research units in 
medical image and data analysis. Both positions are within the field of 
shape and appearance modelling combined with subsequent statistical 
analysis for application in relation to osteoporosis and vascular 
calcification, respectively.

*Osteoporosis Project*: The project aims at quantifying and predicting 
bone fractures, especially in the spine, and relating these to other 
biomarkers. Preliminary results on shape analysis have been published in 
MICCAI, MedIA, and clinical journals.

*Calcification Project*: The project aims at quantifying vascular 
calcification and relating this to biological severity. Preliminary 
results on shape analysis have been published in IPMI, MICCAI, and 
clinical journals.

It is the intention to associate PhD students in both projects. For both 
projects, the publications have been based on previous and ongoing 
clinical studies/trials including up to 6000 patients followed up to 8 
years. These collections are digitised and annotated by trained 

The successful candidates will have a technical PhD in (medical) image 
analysis and/or machine learning, and a strong interest in bridging the 
gap to medical/biological research. Furthermore, they will have a strong 
record in translating high quality scientific work into publications, 
will be expected to contribute to both technical and clinical 
publications, and will have the ambition to make their group grow.

NBI performs medical image analysis research and development with a 
medical focus on osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, aorta calcification and 
breast cancer. The main methodologies are shape modelling, pattern 
recognition, and development of biomarkers for clinical studies. Our 
research results are published in the leading conferences/journals 
(IPMI,MICCAI, IEEE TMI, MedIA) and the relevant clinical 

NBI collaborates with the Image Analysis groups at the Department of 
Computer Science, University of Copenhagen (DIKU); the Technical 
University of Denmark, the university hospitals in Copenhagen, as well 
as several foreign research groups. The director, Mads Nielsen, is also 
full professor at DIKU. The employees at Nordic Bioscience Imaging all 
have either MSc or PhD degrees in medical image analysis. NBI was 
founded in January 2007 and is co-located in Herlev with Nordic 
Bioscience ( 
). Nordic Bioscience is conducting 
world-leading research within development of biochemical biomarkers with 
focus on cartilage and bone diseases.

Informal enquiry can be made to Professor Mads Nielsen ( 
) and applications marked Osteoporosis Project, 
Calcification project, or both  including CV and list of publications  
must be submitted to Mads Nielsen with copy to Academic Officer Camilla 
Jrgensen ( ).

We will accept applications until the end of July  but the positions 
may be filled earlier by outstanding applicants.