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Postdoc position in medical image processing

Frithjof Kruggel kruggel at cns.mpg.de
Sat Nov 29 09:49:42 EST 1997


Applications are invited for a research position at the 
Max-Planck-Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at Leipzig, Germany.
The position is limited to a period of 12 months, preferably
beginning immediately but no later than January 1st, 1998.
A prologation period of another 12 month is possible.

The institute was newly founded in 1995. Its prime research focus
is the analysis of cognitive processes in the human brain. The
institute has a 3-Tesla MR scanner at its disposal on which a
multitude of functional studies are being conducted. In addition,
PET and SPECT studies are performed in collaboration with the
university clinic.

The lab seeking applications is dedicated to 3D image analysis,
segmentation, and 3D visualization of MRI images. Three projects
are available in which the successful candidate may participate:

(1) object recognition: design and implementation of advanced
    segmentation methods for brain objects,
(2) morphometry: the quantitative description of shapes as
    revealed by MR tomography,
(3) pathology: design and implementation of algorithms to
    delineate and quantify pathologic changes, as well as their
    follow-up in time-series.
Candidates should have a PhD in mathematics, computer science or
in some related field with a good research record demonstrated
by recent publications, preferably in image analysis. Candidates
should also have good interpersonal skills and an interest in
working in an interdisciplinary team. German language skills are
helpful but not required.

A number of benefits are offered:

* an excellent computing environment including the latest Unix
  workstations, a parallel computer and image proceessing tools,

* a competitive salary,

* an interesting location in an area undergoing rapid transformation
  following German unification,

* a stimulating research environment in an international atmosphere.
Please send applications to (deadline November 30, 1997):

Dr. Frithjof Kruggel
Max-Planck-Institut for Cognitive Neuroscience
Inselstr. 22-26, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
email: kruggel at cns.mpg.de
Ph:  ++49-341-9940 223
Fax: ++49-341-9940 221

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