PhD candidate position in Digital Image Processing in Sweden

We’ve been informed of a PhD position in Sweden. See below for all the details!

PhD position in Digital Image Processing
2013-01-23

at the Department of Information Technology, Division of Visual Information and Interaction.
Application no later than 2013-02-15. UFV-PA 2013/172

This PhD position will be part of interdisciplinary research collaboration between SciLifeLab and the Centre for Image Analysis at the Division of Visual Information and Interaction, the Department of Information Technology of Uppsala University. The focus will be on digital image processing with applications in bioscience.

The Centre for Image Analysis (CBA) is a collaboration between Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Our purpose is to conduct research and education in computerized image analysis and perceptualization, both within image processing itself and to develop better methods, algorithms and systems for applications within primarily biomedicine and forest industry. CBA also aims to spread the knowledge about and encourage the use of image processing at other departments and in society. The Centre for Image Analysis is hosted at the Division of Visual Information and Interaction at the Department of Information Technology. There are approximately 240 employees at the department, including 100 teachers and 100 PhD students, and more than 3000 students are registered for one or more courses every year. For more information, see http://www.cb.uu.se and http://www.it.uu.se.

SciLifeLab is a national center for large scale life science research with an advanced technological infrastructure. SciLifeLab performs multidisciplinary research based on DNA sequencing, gene expression analysis, proteomics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, microscopy and systems biology. The aim is to provide Swedish scientists with tools to analyze genes, transcripts and proteins in different organisms with the ultimate goal to map molecular mechanisms related to environment and health. Examples of research areas currently in focus are clinical genomics/proteomics, cancer genomics, genomics of complex diseases and genomics related to ecology and environment. Bioinformatics, systems biology and image analysis/quantitative microscopy are central activities within SciLifeLab, and a significant number of the SciLifeLab personnel are involved in these areas, for more information, see http://www.scilifelab.uu.se.

Job assignment: The PhD student will explore new methods for digital image processing and take part in multi-disciplinary research mainly within SciLifeLab, focused on quantitative microscopy. Typical challenges involve development and testing of robust and efficient methods for image segmentation, tracking, and quantification of biological objects and signals, for example in relation to drug treatment and genetic changes.

Qualification: The candidate must have an MSc degree in computer science, mathematics or equivalent. Experience from programming and digital image processing is also required. As the job assignment involves close interaction with researchers specialized in biomedicine, a background and/or strong interest in biology and medicine is highly valued.

The position is for at most five years, and includes department duties (mainly teaching) at a level of at most 20%, as well as course participation. You will be expected to be able to teach in Swedish or English, and good English communication skills both spoken and written are required.

Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, § § 1-7, and in the Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines, at http://regler.uu.se/Rules_and_regulations_in_English/.

The department is striving to achieve a more equal gender balance and female candidates are particularly invited to apply.

The application should include a description of your research interests, reasons for applying for this PhD position and past experience, a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, relevant publications, a copy of your MSc thesis (or a summary) and other relevant documents. Candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons. We would also like to know the earliest possible date for starting. Please note that applications can only be accepted via the web interface linked below.

Further information about the position can be provided by Associate professor Carolina Wählby, ewert@cb.uu.se . The trade union representatives are Anders Grundström, Saco (the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations), phone +46 18 471 5380 and Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST (the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees), phone +46 18 471 1996, Stefan Djurström, Seko (the Union of Service and Communication Employees), phone +46 18 471 3315.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than February 15, 2013. UFV-PA 2013/172. Use the link below to apply.

PhD position in Digital Image Processing: http://www2.personalavd.uu.se/jobb/appform.php?lang=en&case=UFV-PA%202013/172