We are permanently looking for enthusiastic prospective employees with a desire to participate in our interdisciplinary research. Candidates of different backgrounds are welcome, including undergraduate and graduate students of computer science / informatics, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, mathematics or physics. Finished Ph.D. degree or a desire to pursue Ph.D. studies is an advantage. Information about Ph.D. studies at our Faculty is available here.
One PhD position is available at the Centre for Biomedical Image Analysis (CBIA), which is a research division of the Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. Brno is the second largest Czech city with a rich history, splendid surroundings, several universities, and multiple scientific parks. It ranks high in quality of life and belongs to the best student cities. Masaryk University is the largest university in Brno, with about 30,000 students, and the second largest in the Czech Republic. Faculty of Informatics is the oldest and leading academic centre for education and research in computer science in the Czech Republic, with about 2,000 students.
The focus of CBIA is the development and validation of novel methods in a broad range of biomedical imaging applications with emphasis on cell imaging using optical microscopy. Research topics include image segmentation, object detection and tracking, image filtering, image restoration, image registration, image acquisition and also simulation of image formation and electronic detection. Methods for automated image acquisition and analysis are being developed and tested on real microscopy systems capable of high-quality 3D cell imaging including time-lapse imaging. Key to the success of the group is close collaboration between people of different backgrounds including biological and clinical partners and handling the whole pipeline of cell cultivation, staining, acquisition and analysis. Currently the group consists of about 15 people including PhD students and postdocs.
The candidate is encouraged to work in one of the above-mentioned areas and collaborate with researchers of a different background. Especially involvement in one of the following topics is welcome:
The length of the PhD appointment will be 1 year with a possibility of prolongation for another 3 years. The preferred start date is September 1, 2021. The deadline for applications is May 20, 2021 but applicants are strongly encouraged to get in touch with us earlier to sort out details. Candidates are expected to have (or be about to defend) a Master degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related areas, with demonstrated overview in the field. Good knowledge of English language is expected as well as willingness to spend 3-6 months in a collaborating group abroad during the PhD studies. Required documents are:
Please send the PhD application to prof. Michal Kozubek.