Open post-doctoral positions in computational imaging and modelling Computational Imaging Lab - Pompeu Fabra University - Barcelona - Spain
The Computational Imaging Lab (www.cilab.upf.edu) at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona is team focused on algorithmic and applied research in the area of computer vision and computational modelling. The lab is composed of 20 members working in different domains of medical image segmentation, statistical shape modelling and analysis, computational geometry, pattern recognition and image-based and personalised computational mechanics. Currently, the lab is engaged in or about to start several exciting projects aiming at personalised physical modelling and simulation of organs where medical imaging, computational mechanics and biology play an essential role. Our aim is to use medical imaging technologies with a combination of computational imaging, modelling and simulation tools to develop personalised tools for risk assessment and personalised treatment design. In addition, by collaborating with several teams around Europe and the US, our goal is to integrate all available information of a patient to personalised diagnosis and treatment. In this context, the lab has been recently awarded and coordinates an Integrated Project funded by the European Commission, which aims at personalized and integrative biomedical informatics in the cerebrovascular domain. Additionally, the lab is also engaged in a national technology platform aiming at cardiac modelling and simulation for patient selection and interventional planning in cardiac resynchronization therapy. The CILab is seeking proactive and highly talented young post-doctoral researchers with proven track record of publications in leading international journals and conferences. In addition, a number of scientific developer and application engineer positions are also available in similar areas. Candidates should be highly creative, have the ability to carry out independent research but work embedded in a research team, and should be endowed with excellent communication and leadership skills so as to collaborate with other peers. The ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and be able to interact with other disciplines is essential. All applicants should have a strong background in mathematics and physics, algorithmics and programming [preferably in C++]. Proficiency in spoken and written English is compulsory. Candidates with expertise in the following areas are sought: 1/ computational imaging: elastic multimodal image registration, 3D-2D image registration, model-based image segmentation, 3D vision and reconstruction from projections, computational geometry, information theoretic approaches to computer vision 2/ medical imaging: image-based non-invasive flow measurement and elastography 3/ biomedical engineering: clinical tool specification and quality assurance, evaluation of tools and methods in clinical environments, coordination of applied research and technology transfer to industry and clinical centres 4/ computational modelling and simulation: electromechanical cardiac modelling, computational fluid dynamics, computational biology, biophysics, grid computing and numerical computing, multi-scale and multi-formalism modelling. Starting dates will be prior to July 2006; positions will be for a period of 3 to 4 years. No positions will be considered for less than 2 years. Salaries are negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience of the applicants and compliant with Spanish salaries in academic institutions. EU citizens will be given priority due to labour regulations and work permit constraints. Interested candidates should submit a letter of purpose indicating your area of interest, salary expectations, CV including contact details of 3 referees, and sample publications to Dr. Alejandro Frangi [EMAIL PROTECTED], at your earliest convenience.