Researcher in 3D Image Analysis

DTU Compute
mandag 27 nov 17

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Frist 11. december 2017
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DTU Compute seeks a dedicated candidate for an appointment as Researcher within 3D image analysis. The position is available from February 2018 or according to mutual agreement. As researcher, you will be part of the Section for Image Analysis and Computer Graphics where we develop methods for processing and analyzing 2D and 3D data. Our research is application-driven, and we have a strong collaboration network both inside DTU and externally, with industrial partners and with international large-scale imaging facilities.

Structural quantification of 3D imaging data is a primary limiting factor in using 3D imaging form large scale facilities. Therefore, there is a need for automated methods for analysing the large amounts of data acquired in 3D imaging. Developing and employing such methods is the focus of this research position. The aim of the new position is thus to expand the Department’s research in 3D image analysis for materials science. Imaging is a core research area for the new large scale research facilities, MAX IV and ESS in Lund and at our local 3D Imaging Center at DTU.

Our department, DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time, we are an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavour.

DTU Compute strives to achieve research excellence in its basic science disciplines, to achieve technological leadership in research and innovation, and to address societal challenges in collaboration with partners at DTU and other academic institutions, nationally and internationally, and, equally important, with industry and organizations. We communicate and collaborate with leading centres and strategic partners to increase participation in major consortia. DTU Compute plays a central role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes at DTU - both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation.   

Responsibilities and tasks
As researcher, you will be part of a team for developing 3D image analysis methods mainly for materials science applications. If you are skilled in analysing 3D image data and enjoy a cross-disciplinary research environment, you should consider applying for the position.

You will be part of the collaboration between the image group at DTU Compute and other researchers involved in 3D imaging including the 3D Imaging Center at DTU and large-scale facilities such as MAX IV and ESS. Here we expect you to take part in: 

  • conducting research in image analysis methods that allow reliable structural quantification of 3D images,
  • engaging in close collaboration with materials scientists to help finding analysis solutions to 3D imaging problems,
  • involving student projects in your research,
  • taking the role as project leader and coordinate research in 3D imaging,
  • working with innovation for developing products based on analysis methods or materials science cases,
  • disseminating research results in relevant scientific journals or conference proceedings.  
Candidates must 
  • hold a PhD degree (or equivalent)
Further qualifications:  
  • Have experience in image analysis or similar data science background
  • Document research background
  • Document relevant training including project management

In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to 

  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International experience
  • Internal and external collaboration
  • Communication skills
Consideration will also be given to: 
  • Experience with 3D image analysis for materials science
  • Knowledge about research at large-scale facilities
  • Experience with working in a cross-disciplinary research environment within 3D imaging
  • Experience in working with research projects involving industrial collaborators
  • Experience with project supervision including student supervision
  • Project management at an operational level

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
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 position as researcher is a permanent entry-level position. After a maximum of 4 years, a researcher can be promoted to a senior researcher position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.   

The place of work will be at DTU Compute, Section for Image Analysis and Computer Graphics. (Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark).

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate professor, Head of section, Anders Bjorholm Dahl, tel.: +45 5189 6913.

You can read more about DTU Compute on   

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 11 December 2017. 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
  • Views regarding research, based on the “Assessment” bullets
  • Documentation of research based on the “Assessment” bullets
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programmes at DTU and specialised courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programmes. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees. 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.