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Type: PhD Student
Name (ID): PhD Student position in the field of computational imaging (OP-20180509-161545)
Supervised by: Michael LIEBLING


The Computational Bioimaging Group at Idiap is recruiting a PhD student in image processing and optical microscopy. The work will take place in the context of the SNSF-funded project "Computational biomicroscopy: advanced image processing methods to quantify live biological systems." Computational imaging, in which images are produced through computation rather than direct collection by a camera, combines unconventional imaging hardware with dedicated digital image reconstruction methods. This allows extending the performance or application range compared to hardware-only imaging solutions. The specific goal of the project is to develop computational imaging methods for phase imaging (digital holography). The ideal PhD candidate is expected to have an MS in Electrical Engineering, Bio-Engineering, Phyiscs, or a related area, with a strong interest in computational and mathematical imaging methods (in particular, to solve, inverse problems in imaging). The successful applicant should also have strong programming skills and a willingness to work towards applied solutions. Familiarity with optics (photography, microscopy), electronics, and digital cameras as well as an interest in biology are a plus.

About Idiap:

Idiap is an independent, not-for-profit, research institute recognized and funded by the Swiss Federal Government, the State of Valais, and the City of Martigny.

Idiap offers competitive salaries and conditions at all levels in a young, high-quality, dynamic, and multicultural environment. Idiap is an equal opportunity employer and is actively involved in the "Advancement of Women in Science" European initiative. The Institute seeks to maintain a principle of open competition (on the basis of merit) to appoint the best candidate, provides equal opportunity for all candidates, and equally encourage both genders to apply.

Idiap is located in the town of Martigny in Valais, a scenic region in the south of Switzerland, surrounded by the highest mountains of Europe, and offering exceptional quality of life, exciting recreational activities, including hiking, climbing and skiing, as well as varied cultural activities. It is within close proximity to Lausanne and Geneva. Although Idiap is located in the French part of Switzerland, English is the official working language. Free French lessons are also provided on a complimentary basis.

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