PhD position in Computerized Image Processing with focus on multidimensional microscopy data
Sort on published: 2017-12-04
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The Department of Information Technology conducts research and education in a spectrum of areas within Computer Science and Information Technology. The research is organized in five Divisions, and the Division of Visual Information and Interaction houses the Centre for Image Analysis, which has a long tradition of theoretical and applied research and graduate education in computerized image analysis and scientific visualization. The focus is on image processing as such, but also on developing better methods, algorithms and systems for applications within primarily life sciences, medicine, and digital humanities. For more information, see www.it.uu.se.
This PhD position is part of a recently started 5-year project and which is funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF). The project is about understanding cell migration; a complex cellular process highly relevant to cancer. We will collect data and build models for single living cells in 4 dimensions; 3D-space and time, and apply a broad systems microscopy strategy by combining recently developed quantitative imaging and statistical modelling with emerging single cell omics. The project is a close multidisciplinary collaboration of leading experts from cell migration and microscopy (Staffan Strömblad, Karolinska Institutet), molecular tools (Ulf Landegren, Uppsala University), digital image processing and analysis (Carolina Wählby, Uppsala University), and two companies; Olink Biosciences and Sprint Biosciences.
Computerized image processing and analysis responsible for creating an automated approach for classifying cells based on their dynamic behaviour in time series of microscopy images. The candidate will be expected to collaborate closely with the project partners. Tasks include development of approaches for analysis of large-scale 4D microscopy image data, and methods will range from learning-based image segmentation and classification to large-scale statistical analysis.
The candidates must have an MSc degree in bioinformatics, computer science or related areas relevant to the PhD topics. Good programming skills are required and expertise in digital image processing/analysis and machine learning is meriting. The PhD position is highly interdisciplinary and an understanding and/or interest in life science applications is meriting. Good communication skills in English, both spoken and written, are required.
The position is for four years, but may be extended by teaching and department duties (at most 20%). The PhD education also includes participation in courses related to the research subject.
The application should include a letter describing the applicant’s motivation for applying for the PhD position, relevant qualifications and research interests. The application should also include a CV, copies of relevant exams, degrees and grades, MSc thesis and other relevant documents, such as letter(s) of recommendation 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.
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Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: As soon as possible, temporary position ending in maximum five years.
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please contact
Prof. Carolina Wählby, firstname.lastname@example.org, +46-18-4713473.
Please submit your application by 2018-01-08, UFV-PA 2017/4481.
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Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/4481
Last application date: 2018-01-08