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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Early Career Lecturership Image Processing & Analysis, Dublin City University

The Vision Systems Group, School of Electronic Engineering, Dublin City 
University (Ireland) is looking to hire a Lecturer in Image Processing & 
Analysis as part of the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Stokes 
Professorship and Lectureship Programme.

Research Area: Molecular and Cellular Image Analysis.
Status: 5-year contract initially with a view to permanent status.
Grade: Lecturer
Research Focus:	Automatic extraction of key image features from 
molecular and cellular image data with a view to quantitative evaluation 
and/or tracking.

The candidate will be required to carry out international level research 
in image analysis, classification and tracking of molecular and cellular 
structures for a range of image modalities (including Optical and 
Confocal Microscopy, Video and range data images, Nuclear medicine, 
Nuclear medicine, X-ray, Computed tomography and Magnetic resonance). 
This will involve developing and designing novel computer based 
solutions that will allow the automatic extraction of key image features 
[specifically from 2D, video, 3D and 4D data sources] with a view to a 
robust and reliable quantitative analysis, classification or tracking of 
the key information/data within the scene. The candidate would be 
expected to work in close cooperation with clinical and biological 
researchers in this field.

The candidate would be expected to have a PhD in Computer Vision (or a 
related area) plus significant post-doctoral and/or industrial research 
experience. Record of post-graduate supervision, international 
collaboration, funding acquisition, research leadership and research 
management would be an advantage. Knowledge of the physics of the image 
acquisition systems would be also be considered an advantage.

The candidate would be at the level of a SFI Principal Investigator (or 
equivalent), and would be expect to submit such an application within 18 
months of their appointment. See for details on this programme.

For informal enquiries or additional information please contact VSG 
admissions at or go to the group website at