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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Two PhD Scholarships in Medical Image Analysis at University of Copenhagen


Two Ph.D. scholarships in medical image analysis are available at the 
Department of Computer Science at University of Copenhagen, Denmark (DIKU).

The aim of the Ph.D. projects is to develop novel image processing 
techniques for the analysis of lung CT images, to enable accurate 
measurements of lung emphysema and its progression. The scholarships are 
partly funded by the Programme Commission on Nanoscience, 
Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and IT (NABIIT) under the Danish Council 
for Strategic Research as part of a collaborative project with several 
Ph.D. students at DIKU, Copenhagen University Hospital and AstraZeneca 
R&D in Lund, Sweden. Ph.D. students may focus their research on either 
image registration for disease monitoring or on disease characterization 
using e.g. image texture measures. More information on the project is 
available at

Candidates should have a M.Sc. degree in mathematics, physics, 
statistics, computer science, engineering, or similar, with a solid 
theoretical background. Experience with image analysis techniques and 
good programming skills are an advantage. The scholarships for the Ph.D. 
programmes are subject to academic approval. The salary and appointment 
terms are according to the current agreement for Ph.D. students. The 
appointment is for a period of 3 years and should lead to a 
dissertation. The positions are available from 1 March 2007.

Further information is available from
Marleen de Bruijne
Universitetsparken 1
2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Applications should be submitted to Marleen de Bruijne by email or at 
the address given above. The application must include a letter of 
motivation, curriculum vitae, documentation (including marks) of 
completed degrees, a 2-3 page description of your proposed Ph.D. 
studies, and copies of theses or up to 3 selected publications. All 
interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or 
ethnic background are invited to apply. The application must be 
submitted to DIKU and be received no later than Wednesday 31 January 
2007 at 12.00 noon CET.