PamiTC Job Board - Posting Details

Title: Postdoctoral or Senior Researcher Position in Machine Learning / Image AnalysisPosted: March 11, 2013
Company/Institution: Univ. of Heidelberg
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Department: HCI / IWR

Description: The University of Heidelberg invites applications for a senior research position for an initial duration of two years, with possible extension (funding already secured until October 2017). The aim is to work on weakly supervised learning of undirected probabilistic graphical models of large treewidth; and to use these to solve intriguing problems originating from industry and the life sciences. Prospective candidates have experience in probabilistic graphical modeling, and must have published in first-rate venues such as ICML, NIPS, AISTATS, ECCV, ICCV or CVPR. Experience in image analysis / computer vision is a plus. The position is affiliated with the Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI). The HCI is part of the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) and comprises five research groups (Garbe, Hamprecht, Jähne, Ommer, Schnörr). It is funded within the German Excellence Initiative by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the University, and the industrial HCI partners Robert Bosch GmbH, Carl Zeiss AG, Sony Deutschland GmbH, Heidelberg Engineering GmbH, Silicon Software GmbH and PCO AG. The HCI is directed by a steering committee including the corresponding heads and representatives of the industrial partners. The mission of the HCI is to conduct basic research with the aim of providing cutting-edge solutions to basic image analysis problems for applications in industry, environmental, and life sciences. The gross salary ranges from 39.8 to 54.2 kEUR (TVL/13 step 1 up to TVL/14 step 4) plus social benefits, depending on qualification and experience.

Application Instructions: Applications should include a motivation letter, complete CV, the PhD thesis (or a link to it), a list of publications, two references (name, homepage), and be sent by email in PDF format to Fred Hamprecht at