The Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision (PAVIS, http://pavis.iit.it/) department and the Visual Geometry and Modelling (VGM, http://vgm.iit.it/) Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia are looking for a highly motivated full-time post-doc (1 year duration) to work on a biomedical imaging project related to blood smears image analysis.
The candidate will consolidate PAVIS/VGM expertise in the research area of image analysis for cells detection, segmentation and classification. The research theme is related to the development of a highly efficient medical application in collaboration with an industrial partner. The focus will be on the creation of a software tool inspecting stained blood films for the detection and classification of blood white cells based on their morphological characterization. This implies the development of ad-hoc algorithms for detection and classification of cells based on machine learning methods and in particular exploiting deep learning state-of-the-art models. The inspection problem will also require the investigation of standard classification approaches based on visual-feature, exploiting therefore feature extraction and selection methods.
The ideal candidates for this position has a Ph.D. in machine learning, computer vision or related areas, and research experience and qualification should be within the following subjects: image analysis, cells detection and segmentation, machine learning, deep learning, feature extraction.
Strong programming skill are highly required, preferably with good knowledge of Matlab, Python and C/C++ languages. Evidence of high quality research on the above specified areas in the form of published papers in top conferences/journals and/or patents will be duly considered.
Salary will be commensurate to qualification and experience and in line with international standard. Further details and informal enquires can be made by email to email@example.com quoting BIO-PD 74477 as reference number in the subject.
Please send your application, including a curriculum vitae (possibly with a pdf of your most representative publications) a research statement also describing your previous research experience and outlining its relevance to the call topics and the names of 2 referees, to firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting “BIO-PD 74477” as reference number..
This call will remain open and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, but for full consideration please apply by December 15, 2017.
Please note that this position is contingent on budget approval
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