Postdoc in Brain Connectivity Mapping

torsdag 17 mar 22

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DTU Compute’s Section for Visual Computing, would like to invite applications for a 2-year post-doc position starting 15th August 2022 or as soon as possible. The project is financed by the Lundbeck Foundation under the Experiment call.       

Project Description
You will be joining our international research team working on realizing a new optical imaging technique for 3D reconstruction of the rodent brain network at ultra-high image resolution. Our technique uses light-sheet imaging and tissue cleared brains. You will be involved in the acquisition of images, image processing, and analysis of very LARGE datasets. A special focus will be put on the development of algorithms capable of inferring the 3D alignment of the fibers that compose the brain white matter. Additionally, mathematical streamline methods will be used to reconstruct the whole white matter brain network. Finally, validation of the methods will be carried out by combining different 3D imaging modalities such as synchrotron imaging and diffusion MRI.

Qualifications
You must hold a PhD in computer science, physics, biomedical engineering, or equivalent academic qualifications to image analysis. Preference will be given to candidates who can document experiences working with 3D imaging data sets, fibre reconstruction methods, and brain tracking methods such as tractography maybe applied in other fields such a diffusion MRI. You are curious about neuroscience and about how to validate your methods, enjoy working as a team within a cross-disciplinary research environment and can work independently. Ability to communicate in English is essential.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate professor Tim Dyrby (PI), Researcher Hans Martin Kjer and Head of section for Visual Computing Anders Bjorholm Dahl.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years.

The workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus.

Further Information
If you have questions concerning the project you are more than welcome to contact Associate professor Tim Dyrby via mail to tbdy@dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Compute on www.compute.dtu.dk/english

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 22 May 2022 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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