PhD Position in Biomedical Image Analysis
Biomedical Computer Vision Group, University of Heidelberg and DKFZ

The research group Biomedical Computer Vision (BMCV) belongs both to the University of Heidelberg and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), and is located at the BioQuant Center. The group develops methods and algorithms for automatic analysis of biological and medical images, in particular, cell microscopy images and medical tomographic images. A research focus is on tracking methods, and the group achieved excellent results in recent international competitions.

Currently, the BMCV group offers a PhD position in Biomedical Image Analysis . The aim is the development of innovative methods for automatic segmentation and tracking in live cell microscopy images. Tracking is of central importance for quantifying the dynamics of cellular and viral structures with the goal to better understand diseases and to find novel therapies. The work is carried out in cooperation with biomedical partners at the Heidelberg University Hospital and the DKFZ.


University of Heidelberg


Candidates must have a Masters (Diploma) degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Medical Informatics, Biomedical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or a related discipline. We expect experience in Image Analysis as well as good mathematical and programming skills (e.g., C, C++, Java). Candidates should be highly motivated and interested in interdisciplinary research.

Educational level:

Master Degree

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About University of Heidelberg

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