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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

24-month Marie Curie Fellowship for an Experienced Researcher* at Sabanc? University, Istanbul, Turkey


24-month Marie Curie Fellowship for an Experienced Researcher* at Sabanc? University, Istanbul, Turkey
As part of the Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnership Programme, Sabanci University (Istanbul, Turkey) and Philips Research (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) are offering a 24-month post-doctoral fellowship in the IronDB project. The IRonDB project deals with MR-based brain image analysis, indexing, and retrieval for neurodegenerative diseases. It has an ambitious goal of helping solve the mysteries of occurrence and progression of neurodegenerative diseases by automatically processing and analysing large brain MR datasets.  
We are looking for a talented, motivated, and team-oriented researcher who can also take initiatives in setting the future directions of research and enjoy being part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team. The candidate is expected to have good technical background, programming skills, and experience in, at least, one of the following technical areas:
Image-based search and retrieval
MR image analysis
Pattern Recognition
Registration and Segmentation
The researcher will be located at Sabanc? University, Istanbul, Turkey for two years and at the world headquarters of Philips Research in Eindhoven, The Netherlands for one year as a Philips employee for the transfer-of-knowledge stage. The work at Sabanc? University will be conducted in close collaboration with Anadolu Medical Center, affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, USA. The candidate will be fully funded by the European Commission and the stipend will be commensurate with the experience level according to the EU regulations. The starting date for the position is April 2007 or as soon as possible afterwards.
*According to the EU regulations, an experienced researcher is a researcher with at least 4 years of experience after B.S. A researcher with a PhD is immediately eligible. A person with Masters degree and afterwards 2 years of work experience in industry is also eligible. Furthermore, due to the intersectorial nature of the project, we encourage applications from the industry. Further conditions may be required depending on the applicants nationality.
Applications, with a detailed CV and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent electronically to:
Prof. Aytl Eril / Prof. Mjdat etin
VPALAB  Computer Vision and Pattern Analysis Laboratory
Sabanc? University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Tuzla, Istanbul 34956 TURKEY
Email: or

Early application is strongly encouraged.
Sabanci University
Philips Research
High Tech Campus
Anadolu Medical Center:
Sabanci University was established in 1995 with funding from Sabanci Group, the second largest company group in Turkey. It has established itself as one of Turkeys most innovative and research-oriented universities. Despite its short history, it has become one of the top 5 engineering schools in Turkey and one of the top 500 universities in the world. The University has been very active in European projects and is the top university in Turkey in terms of the number of projects/funding received per faculty. The university provides an interdisciplinary and multi cultural research environment where the medium of communication is English.
VPALAB - Computer Vision and Pattern Analysis Lab of Sabanc? University, has been established in 2001 with the aim of working out industrially applicable solutions using computer vision and pattern analysis techniques that are also theoretically fulfilling. The lab has shown tremendous impetus over the few years of existence, has been involved in many national and international research activities, has won several awards including Interpro best R&D project award, Eureka success story, The first place at The First Internat?onal Signature Verification Competition (SVC 2004), and has become a leading research center in computer vision and pattern recognition area in Turkey. VPALAB has recently been selected as a potential center of excellence by the European Union and is being supported by the FP6-2004-ACC-SSA- SPICE: Signal, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition for Intelligent Automation CEnter project.