[visionlist] position in Soft-Tissue Segmentation at MIAC, University of Basel

Philippe C. Cattin philippe.cattin at unibas.ch
Mon Apr 27 07:12:50 PDT 2009

Closing date: May 15, 2009.

Title: Soft-Tissue Segmentation

Topic description:
Within the scope of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research
(NCCR)  for Computer Aided and Image Guided Interventions (CO-ME) the
Medical Image Analysis Center (MIAC) at the University of Basel is
developing methods to segment facial soft tissue.
   The available challenging PhD position is part of a larger
multidisciplinary project in the field of cranio maxillo facial (CMF)
surgery planning. The project involves both theoretical and applied
research aspects, and will be performed in close collaboration with
researchers of multiple Universities in Switzerland and the MR physics
group at the University Hospital in Basel in particular.
   The state-of-the-art methods for segmenting anatomical structures in
the head for CMF surgery planning require lot of manual intervention and
is a time-consuming task. The focus of this work will thus be on
automising this tedious manual segmentation task as much as possible.
The problem will be addressed by using a model-based segmentation
approach combined with optimised MR sequences. These MR sequences are
developed in close collaboration with a PhD student from the MR physics
    This project will be supported by top clinicians in the area.

The candidate must have strong communication skills, the ability to
combine  basic research activities with the needs of clinicians and be
willing to work in a clinical environment.
   We are looking for a motivated, proactive person with a background in
computer science, biomedical engineering, physics, mathematics or other
related field.
   The candidate will have solid programming skills, as well as a good
background in general engineering mathematics. A MSc degree or
comparable previous experience is required to join the PhD program at
our University.

Salary / Duration:
The position is offered for 3 years with a salary of approximately 50
kCHF / year.

The PhD work will be carried out at the Medical Image Analysis Center,
MIAC - University of Basel, Switzerland. http://miac.unibas.ch

Person to contact:
Interested candidates should send their resumes with references and
school transcripts to:

Prof. Dr. Philippe Cattin
Medical Image Analysis Center
University of Basel
Spitalstrasse 21
CH-4031 Basel, Switzerland
email: philippe.cattin at unibas.ch

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