The research group Biomedical Computer Vision (BMCV) at the University of Heidelberg and the DKFZ currently offers a PostDoc position in the field of Medical Image Analysis. The task is the development of methods and software programs for non-rigid registration of high-resolution histological images of the brain. Accurate image registration is important for reconstruction of fiber tracts and establishing a high-resolution 3D model of the brain. Main challenges of image registration are the huge amount of multi-modal image data at different resolutions as well as the special characteristics of histological brain images comprising geometric distortions, artifacts, and intensity inhomogeneities. The focus of the work is on spline-based registration methods. The work is carried out within the project Supercomputing and Modeling for the Human Brain (SMHB) in the context of the Human Brain Project (HBP) in close cooperation with scientists at the Research Center Jülich (FZJ).

The BMCV group develops methods and algorithms for automated analysis of biological and medical images (e.g., segmentation, tracking, registration, and machine learning).

Successful candidates must have a PhD in Computer Science, Medical Informatics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related discipline. We expect experience and a track record in Medical Image Analysis and/or image registration, very good mathematical and programming skills, and very good oral and written communication skills in English. Candidates should be highly motivated, able to work independently, team-minded, and interested in interdisciplinary research. The salary of the position is according to TVL13. 

The position is immediately available and the contract will run until 31.3.2018.

Please send your application per E-Mail to:

PD Dr. Karl Rohr

University of Heidelberg, BioQuant, IPMB, and DKFZ

Dept. Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics

Biomedical Computer Vision Group

Im Neuenheimer Feld 267 

69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Email:  k.rohr [ aT ]