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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

3 postdoctoral fellowships, 4 PhD Scholarships and 2 senior research positions: Image Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen (DIKU)

9 Open Positions available at
Image Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen (DIKU)
Nordic Bioscience Imaging (NBI)

Postdoctoral Research Position within Multiscale Image Analysis

DIKU has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher on the project "Learning
in Multiscale Image Analysis". The postdoc is expected to develop
[statistical] theory, and related [computational] algorithms, that advance
the integration of multiscale image analysis methods and machine learning in
a principled way. If of interest, specific applications could be considered
in more detail. The initial position is for one year but may be extended by
1.5 years depending on performance and based on application.

The candidate should have either a strong background in [fundamental]
multiscale image analysis or computer vision and have affinity with machine
learning or pattern recognition or vice versa. Additionally, [s]he should
feel comfortable with mathematics and statistics. The applicant should have
good demonstrated skills in written and spoken English.  A PhD in a relevant
and/or related discipline is a necessity.

Application and enclosures must be submitted on the basis of the complete
text of the vacancy available at Application
deadline: 7 January 2008 at 12.00 noon CET.

Post-doctoral Fellowship within Image Analysis

DIKU seeks a post-doctoral fellow to work on a generalisation of in-painting
and motion estimation methods to include the statistical variation of
natural images and sequences. Application areas include film restoration,
denoising of satellite images, and motion estimation in 3D medical time
sequences such as gated MR and ultrasound.  The successful applicant is
expected to collaborate with other members of the Image Group including a
PhD student working on a closely related project.

The position is partly funded by the European Community (EC) as part of a
Marie Curie Research Training Network VISIONTRAIN
( implying that the applicant must be a
national of a Member State of the EC other than Denmark or of an Associated
State and not have spent more than 12 months in Denmark within the last 24
months. Furthermore, the applicant should not have more than 10 years of
research experience.

The position is for a period of up to 1 year with possibility for extension
and is available immediately.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in mathematics, physics,
statistics, computer science or similar and have a solid background in
several of the disciplines: Image analysis; Statistics; Stochastic
differential equations; Functional analysis; Partial differential equations.

Application and enclosures must be submitted on the basis of the complete
text of the vacancy available at Application
deadline: 31 December 2007.

Postdoctoral Fellowship within Medical Image Analysis

A postdoctoral fellowship in medical image analysis is available at DIKU.
The fellowship is part of the project "Computer-Aided Assessment of COPD
from CT Images", a joint initiative of the University of Copenhagen,
Gentofte University Hospital in Copenhagen, and a major pharmaceutical
company. In this project we are developing new techniques to detect,
quantify, and monitor lung disease from CT scans, in connection with the
Danish lung cancer screening trial. The focus lies on the assessment of lung
emphysema which is a main component of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(COPD, or 'smoker's lung') and a major cause of death and disability

At DIKU, three faculty members are associated with the project and three PhD
students are working within the project on image segmentation, image
registration, and pattern characterization in lung images. The postdoctoral
researcher is expected to perform research in close collaboration with the
other project members.

Candidates should have a PhD degree in (medical) image analysis or computer
vision. The position is available from 1 August 2008 but may be filled in
earlier. Appointment will be for a one-year period with the possibility of
extension. Funding for the position is secured for two years.

Application and enclosures must be submitted on the basis of the complete
text of the vacancy available at Application
deadline: 31 March 2008.

4 PhD Scholarships within Medical Image Analysis
The eScience Center, University of Copenhagen, Denmark invites applications
for four PhD scholarships in medical image analysis. The scholarships are
available in collaboration between Nordic Bioscience A/S and the Image Group
at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen (DIKU).

The scholarships relate to four existing collaborative projects between the
above-mentioned partners on development of imaging markers for
osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, cardiovascular calcification, and breast
cancer risk respectively.

Candidates should have an MSc degree in mathematics, physics, statistics,
computer science, engineering, or similar, with a solid mathematical
background and motivation for applying this in a clinical context.
Experience with image analysis techniques and good programming skills are an
advantage. The scholarship for the PhD programme is subject to academic
approval. The salary and appointment terms are according to the current
agreement for PhD students. The appointment is for a period of 3 years and
should lead to a dissertation.

Application and enclosures must be submitted on the basis of the complete
text of the vacancy available at Application
deadline: 7 January 2008 at 12 noon CET.

2 Senior Researchers within Medical Image Analysis
Nordic Bioscience Imaging (NBI) offers career opportunities to senior
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.

Breast Cancer Risk Project: The project aims at quantifying textural and
geometrical changes in mammographies relating to breast cancer risk. The
goal is to arrive at safety measures in clinical trials and timely referal
of high risk patients. Preliminary results have been published in MICCAI and
in 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

The successful candidates will hold a technical PhD in (medical) image
analysis and/or machine learning, and have 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.

Application and enclosures must be submitted on the basis of the complete
text of the vacancy available at We will accept
applications until the end of December 2007 ? but the positions may be
filled earlier by outstanding applicants.