Postdoc position in Computerized Image Processing
Sort on published: 2018-10-11
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Information Technology has approximately 280 employees and conducts research and education in a spectrum of areas within Computer Science and Information Technology. The research is organized in five Divisions, and the research at the Division of Visual Information and Interaction is a unique combination of expertise in computerized image analysis and human-computer interaction. More information about the department and its activities can be found at www.it.uu.se.
Research project: You will join a recently started project funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF): Hierarchical Analysis of Temporal and Spatial Data (HASTE) http://haste.research.it.uu.se. This interdisciplinary project aims at developing new, intelligent ways of processing and managing very large amounts of microscopy images in order to be able to leverage the imminent explosion of image data from modern experimental setups in the biosciences. One central idea is to represent datasets as intelligently formed information hierarchies, and to prioritize data acquisition and analysis to certain regions/sections of data based on automatically obtained metrics for usefulness and interestingness. To arrive at such smart systems for scientific discovery, we will pursue a range of topics such as efficient image data mining, deep learning and machine learning models with quantifiable confidence that learn an object’s interestingness, and development of intelligent and efficient cloud computing and data storage e-infrastructure based on the quality and interestingness of data. Data sources range from cultured cells to tissue samples and model systems such as organoids and zebrafish. Project partners are at the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, Vironova AB and AstraZeneca AB.
Duties: The position is for two years, and focused on research in the above described research project but may include a limited amount (max 5%) of teaching, and institutional (max 5%) duties.
Qualifications: To be eligible for a position as postdoctoral researcher the applicant's Ph.D. degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application date; however, periods of sick leave, parental leave, union mission or similar are deducted from the three-year period. The candidates must have a PhD degree in informatics, computer science or related areas relevant to the project topic, combined with documented experience from algorithm development and programming. A strong mathematical background and expertise in digital image processing/analysis are required. Experience in working with deep learning is meriting. The postdoc position is highly interdisciplinary and an understanding and/or interest in life science and microscopy imaging applications is meriting. Good communication skills in English, both spoken and written, are required.
Merited: As the project is focused on microscopy data and life science applications, experience and/or strong interest from this field is considered meriting.
How to apply: The application should include a letter describing the applicant’s motivation for applying for this postdoc, relevant qualifications and research interests. The application should also include a CV, copies of PhD exam and other relevant degrees and grades, link to electronic version of PhD thesis and publications, and contact information to two 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.
Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience. The Department of Information Technology strives for a more equal gender balance and welcomes specifically female applicants.
Working in Sweden: The quality of life in Sweden is high, and Swedes in general speak good English. The Swedish working climate emphasizes an open atmosphere, with active discussions involving both junior and senior staff. Researchers are full employees, with standard salaries and at least five weeks of paid vacation. Healthcare is free after a small co-pay. The parental benefits in Sweden are among the best in the world, including extensive parental leave (for both parents), paid time off to care for sick children, and affordable day care. You will find more information about working and living in Sweden at http://www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact the International Faculty and Staff Services at mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Carolina Wählby, email@example.com, +46-18-4713473
You are welcome to submit your application no later than October 25, 2018, UFV-PA 2018/3445.
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fast lön
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/3445
Last application date: 2018-10-25