PhD position (Computer Sciences) in Image Analysis

arivis AG

Starting date: April – September 2016

Duration: 36 months, good chance for a permanent deployment 

A EU funded Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSC ITN 2015) PhD position is available at the arivis AG.

arivis is a market leading software company focused on life sciences with innovative, and award-winning products, based on standard state-of-the art technologies:

The "Imaging Science" business unit is based in Rostock and  develops software for the acquisition, handling and analysis of a large variety of multi-dimensional image data volumes of almost any size.

arivis software systems allow flexible acquisition, management, visualization, analysis and presentation of 2D, 3D, and 4D image data from microscopes and other devices for scientific and technical applications.

Arivis’ contribution to the EU funded project will be to help to develop diagnostic tools on red blood cells (WP1), including

  • Segmentation and classification of red blood cells
  • Trainable classification algorithms (SVM, Random forest, Deep Neural Networks)
  • Parallelization and automated workflows
  • Integration of algorithms into a scalable software environment 

The focus will be on development of software concepts based on highly parallelized learning algorithms. 

This PhD position will provide experience of image visualization and analysis, in a young and dynamic team 

The consortium:
The Regulation of red blood cell life span, erythropoiesis, survival, senescence and clearance (Acronym RELEVANCE) is a EU funded international consortium of academic research centres, diagnostic labs, blood supply centres, and small companies that combines basic and translational research to improve diagnostic and therapeutic approaches on erythrocytes and during erythropoiesis. More details about the consortium can be found at the RELEVANCE website. 

The MSC ITN programme offers highly competitive and attractive salary. The successful candidates will receive a salary in accordance with the regulations for MSC Fellows/early stage researchers (ESRs) for 3 years. Exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment but will involve a generous Living Allowance and monthly mobility allowance depending on the successful candidates family situation. In addition to their individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from further continuing education, which includes internships and secondments, a variety of training modules as well as transferable skills courses and active participation in workshops and conferences. 

Application details:
We look for candidates with a Masters degree in computer sciences, mathematics or a similar field with a strong background in Qualification image analysis, segmentation and classification.
We expect willingness to some travel to team up with collaborating laboratories.
Duration: 36 months, good chance for a permanent deployment 

Due to funding limitations, we can only consider candidates from within the EU. Furthermore candidates with German nationality or who have lived in Germany for longer than 12 months during the past 3 years are excluded from applying for this specific position, but are strongly encouraged to apply for remaining positions with partners of the consortium outside Germany. Details of the other available RELEVANCE projects can be found on the consortium website

Please  provide supporting documents, e.g. CV, personal statement, degree transcripts and certificates and references. 

The candidate will need to be able to take up the ESR position before 1st September 2016. 

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