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PhD Position in Deep Learning for Medical Bio-image Data

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Working at the University Hospital Cologne and the Medical Faculty means helping to shape the future – the future of medicine, of patients and, of course, your own future. You benefit from 59 clinics and institutes as well as numerous other departments and facilities and more than 10,000 jobs. The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Cologne and the University Hospital Cologne assume important social tasks in research, teaching and patient care. A close network with many university and non-university partners guarantees an internationally successful science and the excellent education of our students.

» Your future in detail
The Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC) is a multidisciplinary center at the University of Cologne providing a forum that brings together physician scientists with basic researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences to perform competitive basic, disease-oriented research. The mission of the CMMC is to advance the understanding of the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms as a prelude to improving prevention, diagnosis and treatment of many common health problems. For further information, please visit www.cmmc.uni-koeln.de. 

Research overview:

Our group is working on data-intensive problems in biomedicine by combining machine learning, statistical and other computational methods. Image data and deep learning solutions are a major part of our research. All projects involve collaboration with experimental and medical partners located in Cologne and at the Charité University Hospital Berlin.

We are currently looking for a PhD candidate to join our collaborative project on chronic kidney disease. The tasks will involve devising computational methods for analysis of kidney structures imaged with super-resolution microscopy in 3D as well as automating nephropathology procedures using deep learning. Our collaboration partners include medical as well as microscopy experts located in Cologne and Freiburg. We offer work in a stimulating, interdisciplinary environment in the heart of cosmopolitan, historical city.

Please visit https://www.bozek-lab.cmmc-uni-koeln.de/ to learn more about the group’s interests and ongoing research.

» Your tasks
Development of computational methods and processing pipelines dedicated to the project
Application of existing and development of new analytical and ML solutions
Data visualization and communication
Work in close collaboration with our medical and experimental collaboration partners

» Your Profile
Degree in computer science, physics, bioinformatics, or a related field
Good knowledge of programming (python)
Experience with computation on cluster architectures
Experience with machine learning
Great communication skills, capacity of working in a team and in an interdisciplinary environment

» Our Offer
Opportunity to apply and develop cutting-edge machine learning and computational technologies to resolve timely medical and scientific problems
Collaborative, and international multi-disciplinary working environment where colloquial and working language is English
Development and networking through participation in workshop and conferences both ML and biology or medicine

Applications from female candidates are expressly welcome and will be given priority in the event of equal suitability, competence and professional performance.

People with disabilities are welcome to apply and will be treated preferentially in the event of equal suitability and qualification.


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