Job offer: Post-doc in biomedical image analysisWe have an opening for a post-doc in biomedical image analysis. We are searching for highly motivated candidates who are interested in working with us. We develop and integrate deep learning techniques into new algorithms to improve state-of-the-art processing and analysis of biomedical imaging data. This includes image segmentation, classification, filtering, but also image registration.
Job descriptionThe selected candidate will join the interdisciplinary Brain/MINDS project, and as a member of the unit will contribute to the development and implementation of image processing and image analysis techniques with a focus on (marmoset) brain image data. The candidate will be responsible for the processing of microscopy images of gene expression patterns in marmoset brain images. This includes the segmentation and 3D reconstruction of the gene expression signals. Examples of such patterns are illustrated in the figure below. The candidate would have the chance to work in close collaboration with neuroscientific experts in this field.
Illustration: Raw image data on the left, signal is labeled in red on the right.
The work will be done in a highly interdisciplinary research group consisting of scientists from the neural-scientific and medical research fields. The emphasis is on developing cutting-edge technologies that improve current state-of-the-art and publishing high impact work in top-tier journals in order to build a substantial resume and strong international collaborations.
Experiences in biomedical image analysis is an advantage but not a requirement. This job may be a great opportunity to apply knowledge and expertise from the computer vision and/or image processing field to new problems in the biomedical field.
LocationWako-City (Kanto district, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198). RIKEN is located in very close proximity to the northern part of Tokyo. Map: http://www.riken.jp/en/access/wako-map/.
The RIKEN campus is quite large and offers cafeterias, coffee shops, and a convenient store. From the nearest train station, it is only a 12 min train ride to the Ikebukuro-Station (Tokyo). The Ikebukuro-Station is a hub which connects many famous places in Tokyo, including Shinjuku (9 min train ride), Shibuya (18 min train ride) or Akihabara (19 min train ride). Many people prefer to avoid crowded streets and trains in their daily life and are living in close proximity to RIKEN. However, those who prefer living close to the nightlife and entertainment spots in Tokyo benefit from commuting out of the city in the morning, and returning in the evening (significantly less crowded than the other way around).
QualificationsThe candidate should have or be expecting to receive a Ph.D., by the time of employment, in related fields and have
- relevant research skills and experience in developing deep learning techniques for the analysis/processing of images, demonstrated by high-quality publications. Expertise in biological/medical/neural image processing, computer vision, machine learning, optimization, or similar fields, can be an advantage.
- good English communication skills
- proficiency in a programming language (such as C++/Python/JS)
- good communication skills and ability to cooperate