PhD Position in Biomedical Image Analysis

Brno (CZ)
11 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

PhD positions in biomedical image analysis

Centre for Biomedical Image Analysis (CBIA), a research division of the Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Deadline: January 5, 2018 and May 18, 2018

Start date: February 2018 or September 2018 


Up to two PhD positions are available at the Centre for Biomedical Image Analysis (CBIA), which is a research division of the Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. The focus of CBIA is the development and validation of novel methods in a broad range of biomedical imaging applications with emphasis on cell imaging using optical microscopy. Research topics include image analysis, image segmentation, object tracking, image filtering, image restoration, image registration, image acquisition and simulation of image formation and electronic detection.

Methods for automated image acquisition and analysis are being developed and tested on real microscopy systems capable of high-quality 3D cell imaging including time-lapse imaging. Key to the success of the group is close collaboration between people of different backgrounds and handling the whole pipeline of cell cultivation, staining, acquisition and analysis. CBIA has also close collaboration with clinical partners. Currently the group consists of about 20 people including researchers, PhD students and technicians.


The candidates are encouraged to work in one of the above-mentioned areas and collaborate with researchers of a different background. Especially involvement in one of the following topics is welcome:

  • Machine learning techniques applied to cell segmentation and tracking
  • Energy-based techniques applied to cell segmentation and tracking
  • Adaptive mathematical morphology techniques applied to cell segmentation and tracking
  • Simulations and modelling of live cell dynamics
  • Study of accuracy and precision of measurements in microscopy using simulations


  • Complete Master’s degree (M.Sc., M.Eng., or equivalent) in computer science, computer engineering or related field
  • Education background in one or more of the following fields: computer vision, biomedical imaging, digital image processing
  • Excellent programing skills (C++, Java or Matlab)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English


  • International multidisciplinary team engagement in highly ambitious projects of protein science and engineering 
  • Work in an inspiring and highly collaborative environment 
  • Various opportunities for further education, training and professional growth 


The candidates are invited to send their:

  • CV (including education, degrees and dates, publications/scientific presentations, skills/experiences in programming languages, project work, academic awards, etc.)
  • Motivation letter explaining why you apply specifically for this project and why you are the perfect candidate
  • Transcript of the grades from the Master’s and Bachelor's degree and two references (written or just two contact names)

Please send the application to Prof. Michal Kozubek