PhD Student in Medical Imaging with Deep Learning

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Jan 2022

OPTIMA group (https://optima.meduniwien.ac.at ) is offering a fully funded PhD position in the domain of Machine Learning for Medical Imaging with application in eye disease. As part of our initiative on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Retina the focus of the research is on building robust and interpretable characterization of retinal pathology from 3D optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of human eye to enable trustworthy AI solutions. The goal is to build an effective AI-based clinical decision support for retinal specialist, in a close collaboration with a leading OCT device company.

The successful candidate will be immersed into an interdisciplinary environment working closely with a team of computer scientists, software engineers and retinal specialists. Advancements will have a real-world impact on clinical management of patients suffering from retinal diseases, a leading cause of blindness today.

Our offer:

  • Opportunity to work in the machine and deep learning for medicine and healthcare.
  • Immersion into an interdisciplinary environment working closely with a team of computer scientists, software engineers and medical experts.
  • Access to extremely large multi-modal, curated and annotated ophthalmic datasets.
  • Access to a dedicated high-performance computing cluster containing the latest generation GPUs.
  • Collaboration with several high-performance academic research institutions, as well as partnership with imaging device and pharmaceutical companies.

The OPTIMA lab is a leading group in AI for retinal image analysis, part of the Medical University of Vienna which is an international center of excellence and one of the largest research institutions in Europe located at the heart of historic Vienna. Vienna was recently been named the world’s most liveable city for the tenth year running.


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