[visionlist] Research Position in Computer Vision and Machine Learning at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Matthias Franz matthias.franz at tuebingen.mpg.de
Tue Jul 18 13:01:17 GMT 2006

A research position in the field of computer vision is available in the 
Department for Empirical Inference of Prof. B. Schölkopf at the Max 
Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany.

The successful applicant will join the Computer Vision and Robotics 
Research Group and will be working on the European-funded project CLASS: 
Cognitive-level annotation using latent statistical structure. The focus 
on the project is to design and analyse novel machine-learning 
algorithms for the annotation of images and intelligent content
analysis. CLASS project partners include Oxford, Grenoble, Leuven, and 
Helsinki. It is expected that the applicant will co-supervise two PhD 
students also working on CLASS, and be the main coordinator of 
CLASS-specific activities in the department.

Applicants should hold a PhD and have experience in computer vision, 
machine learning and optimisation methods. Prior knowledge of modern 
machine learning techniques (in particular kernel methods, structured 
output learning, and/or probabilistic approaches) will be an advantage, 
a strong analytical background is a must. We are looking for a highly 
motivated and creative individual who enjoys working in an excellent 
research environment including adequate funding for equipment and 
conference travel.

Conditions of Employment: The successful candidate will receive a salary 
according to the German civil service pay scale. Depending on 
qualifications, the position can either be BAT IIa (postdoc) or BAT Ib 
(roughly corresponding to a non-tenured research assistant professor). 
The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and is committed 
to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them 
to apply. The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the proportion of 
women in areas in which they are underrepresented. Women are strongly 
encouraged to apply. The position is available until the end of 2008, at 
which point follow-up opportunities in our lab may be available.

Formal applications should include a brief statement of research 
experience and interests, CV, as well as the contact details of two 
referees. Please send applications before September 1st, 2006 to:

Prof. B. Schölkopf
sekretariat-schoelkopf at tuebingen.mpg.de
Max Planck Institute for
Biological Cybernetics
Spemannstr. 38
D-72076 Tübingen

Dr. Matthias Franz		phone: +49 - 7071 - 601564
Max-Planck-Institut		fax  : +49 - 7071 - 601552
f. biologische Kybernetik	email: matthias.franz at tuebingen.mpg.de
Postfach 21 69, 72012 Tuebingen, Germany

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