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PhD student (TV-L 50%) in Bioimage Analysis

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a masters degree in biology, physics, computer science or a related discipline, with a solid background in image processing and quantitative data analysis. Knowledge of at least one programming language and basic statistics is required. Ideally, you already have experience with one or several of the following topics: machine learning/AI, HPC,  research data management, software engineering, and algorithm development. If your background is not biology, you should have demonstrated interest to apply your computational skills to biological questions (e.g. in your undergraduate research).
The Center of Computational and Theoretical Biology is a newly founded unit within the Faculty of Biology at the University of Würzburg and provides excellent working conditions in a highly vibrant interdisciplinary environment. In our group, we develop and apply computational tools to analyze, quantify, and understand biological image data (“Bioimage Bioinformatics”), in close collaboration with experimental groups within the faculty. We have access to high-end computational resources within the center and on campus, and the possibility to use cell culture and imaging facilities of the Biocenter Würzburg.
The details of the research project can be adjusted to the interests of the candidate. Possible examples are quantification of correlated dynamics (e.g. tissue development, swarming animals), or morphometry of network-like structures (e.g. neuronal networks, plant growth). Besides carrying out your own research project, you will be involved in developing the research infrastructure of the lab (image data repository, remote 3D visualization), and get the opportunity to supervise undergraduate students.

The  position  is  available  starting from July 1, 2016, for  a  period  of  3  years.  Please  send  your applications as a single PDF file, including a coverletter describing your research interest, a full CV and  the   contact   information  of   at   least   one  referee   to  Prof.   Philip Kollmannsberger  (philip.kollmannsberger@uni-wuerzburg.de).

The University of Würzburg is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis  on  fostering  career  opportunities  for  women.  Qualified  women  are  therefore  strongly encouraged  to  apply. Applications  of  disabled  persons  with equal  qualifications will  be treated preferentially. Closing date for applications is June 30, 2016

Contact detail

How to apply:
Send application to
Prof. Dr. Philip Kollmannsberger
Junior Professorship "Computational Image Analysis"
Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology (CCTB)
Würzburg University
Hubland Nord 32, D-97074 Würzburg, Germany
Tel. +49-931-31-82375
Fax +49-931-31-823750

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Bayern)
Working place
97074 Würzburg
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Computer Sciences, Physics