Ph.D. Position Computer Science / Image processing / Electron tomography

The electron microscopy group (Professor Dr. Achilleas Frangakis) at the Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences in collaboration with the high-performance computing group (Professor Dr. Volker Lindenstruth) at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies are seeking an enthusiastic, highly-motivated scientist with a background in computational mathematics orcomputer science to occupy a Ph.D. or a PostDoc position.

Activities and responsibilities

The scientific goal of the project is to develop algorithms that reconstruct three-dimensional objects out of their 2D projections. Experimental images from brand-new cutting-edge technologies are available (hardware and software). Typically, these unique imaging capabilities are used to visualize the interior of the cells that allows for understanding the origin and cause of cancer and other disease. 

Previous experience with GPU programming knowledge (CUDA, OpenCL) and a solid knowledge of Fourier analysis is a prerequisite. Knowledge in C, C++ and MATLAB programming experience is a big advantage. The tasks will be used for developing code for image processing and/or computed tomography for medical applications. Thus, a general interest in medical imaging is advantageous.

Qualification profile

Do you have a degree in computer science and want to get into the medical imaging field. Do you have excellent grades and a strong interest in programming and algorithmic development? Would you like to develop software and tools for 3D visualization? We are a small team of passionate individuals that work on challenging medical imaging aplications.


The group is multidisciplinary and composed of physicists, computational scientists and biologists. We have a long history of algorithmic development, which includes image reconstruction, denoising, segmentation and pattern recognition algorithms - all of which are used in biological and medical image processing.
The starting date is flexible.

The salary is base on the following tarif: (E13 TV-G-U, 65%)

The position is limited for 3 years – extension is possible.

Send application to

Interested candidates should send an application outlining their research interests, a detailed CV including a publications list, and names and contact information for at least two referees to Professor Achilleas Frangakis (email:

While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: cs_2019

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