PhD Position in Biomedical Image Analysis


The research group Biomedical Computer Vision (BMCV) at the University of Heidelberg and the DKFZ currently offers a PhD position in the field of Biomedical Image Analysis. The task is the development of innovative methods for automated analysis of 3D microscopy images.

Focus is on the segmentation and quantification of cells and subcellular structures in 3D volume images with the aim is to improve medical diagnosis and therapy. The work is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and carried out in close cooperation with biomedical partners at Heidelberg University Hospital and the DKFZ Heidelberg.

The BMCV group develops methods and algorithms for automated analysis of biological and medical images, in particular, cell microscopy images and medical tomographic images. A wide spectrum of methods is investigated including segmentation, tracking, registration, and machine learning. The group achieved excellent results in recent international competitions on tracking.

Candidates must have a Master’s (Diploma) degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Medical Informatics, Biomedical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or a related discipline. We expect experience in Image Analysis as well as good mathematical and programming skills. Candidates should be highly motivated, team-minded, and interested in interdisciplinary research.

Please send your application per E-Mail to:

PD Dr. Karl Rohr

University of Heidelberg, BioQuant, IPMB, and DKFZ

Dept. Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics

Biomedical Computer Vision Group

Im Neuenheimer Feld 267 

69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Email: k.rohr [ aT ]