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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoc position in Computer Vision based navigation, University of Coimbra


Job summary:

The Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR-Coimbra), is currently recruiting a 
post-Doctoral scientist in computer vision and/or robotics to develop research 
in computer vision based navigation for robotic surgery. The candidate is expected 
to develop an independent research program in novel methods for 3D navigation
 and reconstruction applied to surgery.

Job description:
The Institute for Systems and Robotics, ISRUC ( offers 
one postdoctoral research position in the field of


The ISR-UC develops research work in several fields of both computer vision and robotics. 
It has a large number of national and international projects in a wide variety of topics ranging 
from 3D visual servoing, navigation and localization for mobile robotics, 3D reconstruction 
and manipulation.

Main research field: Computer Vision
Other research fields: Robot Navigation, Robot Localization, Mobile Robotics

Job details:

Employing computer vision techniques to develop navigation, localization 
and 3D reconstruction methods can lead to a broad range of applications in 
medical domains. Such techniques can be used for guidance and navigation 
inside the human-body, automatic detection of anatomical landmarks and 
intra-operative surgery planning. 

The ISRUniversity of Coimbra develops research work in several fields 
of both computer vision and robotics. It has a large number of national and 
international projects in topics ranging from biologically inspired systems 
to human-machine interaction, surveillance, panoramic vision sensors, 
robot navigation, visual servoing, 3D reconstruction, force control, and 
manipulation. The Computer Vision Group (, in 
conjunction with medical researchers from the University Hospital, is 
currently working in developing methods and algorithms for surgical navigation, 
planning and enhanced visualization. The successful candidate is expected to 
participate in this research effort. Of particular interest are individuals 
with background in structure from motion, image registration and/or 
stereo reconstruction.

In addition he/she is expected to be able to initiate independent research. 
Therefore collaborative work in domains other than surgical navigation 
is strongly encouraged. He/she will have the opportunity of promoting 
and managing his/her own projects. There is also the possibility of 
collaboration in teaching activities at the post-graduate level. He/she 
is also expected foster extensive cooperation with international 
scientific communities.

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science, 
in Electrical and Computer Engineering, or in related areas. A strong 
background in Computer Vision and/or Robotics is required. Management 
skills in science and technology are advantageous.
Required education level

Degree: PhD
Working language: English

Required research experience

Main Research field: Computer Vision, Robotics
Years of research experience: minimum of 3 years

Contract conditions

The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary in 
accordance with the university regulations for a researcher. The 
position is for one year, with possible contract renovation up to 5 years. 
The annual gross income, before taxes, will be 3,038.06 Euros x 14 months.


Enquiries about this vacancy and applications should be sent to
Prof. Helder Araujo
ISR/Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of CoimbraPolo 2
3030-290 Coimbra

By email to

with the following information:

Identification of the candidate
Curriculum Vitae/resume
Letters of Reference
Statement of purpose for the period of the contract.
Closing date: 01 October 2007

For more details, including application deadlines and selection committee, see