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In the frame of multiple systems biological projects funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF: MEDSYS, FORSYS, Virtual Liver, GerontoSys) the Hamamatsu TIGA (Tissue Imaging and Analysis) Center of the University Hospital Heidelberg is looking for a

Post-Doc in Applied Image Processing (Virtual Microscopy)

The TIGA is collaborating with many research groups of the Heidelberg University Hospital (e.g. Institute of Pathology, National Center for Tumor Diseases), the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), international companies and BMBF-project partners from different universities. The TIGA is running manifold research projects covering clinically relevant questions in terms of the semi-automatic and automatic processing of tissues by using high-throughput microscopy, particularly virtual microscopy. More precisely e.g. diagnostic
approaches using histological tissue sections are developed as well as methods to extract relevant data for systems biological tissue simulations out of the images. Your task is to plan projects together with our partners within the given research framework and to develop and finally publish novel image processing algorithms.

Environment: The TIGA Center is a cooperative unit with multiple partners and is hosted in the internationally leading systems biological center BIOQUANT at the University Heidelberg. You will work in close collaboration with multiple research groups of the University Hospital (e.g. National Center for Tumor Diseases), German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and other groups. The open position therefore offers an exciting environment for interdisciplinary research at the pulse of modern systems biology. We offer a friendly but dynamic working
atmosphere where you have the unique opportunity to daily work with experimentalists in our own and related groups to optimally continue your scientific career.

Position: We are looking for a committed and integrating personality who values this special environment and would like to contribute his or her outstanding experience in developing image processing algorithms. Particularly, the existing image processing platform should be used and further developed within the scope of the various research projects. Also we expect a strong interest for systems biology, the ability to communicate in English in daily routine and to write scientific publications. Participation in teaching is welcomed.

Your application should contain
a) a detailed CV
b) description of previous scientific experiences (please select a representative publication)
c) your interests or method spectrum
d) two possible contacts for references

The position is currently limited for 2 years. Salary is according to TV-L 13.
The University of Heidelberg is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send your application exclusively by e-mail to: tiga.jobs @ googlemail.com
PD Dr. Niels Grabe,
Institute for Medical Biometry and Informatics,
University Hospital Heidelberg.

posted 2010.09.29