Ph.D. student position in medical visualization

Ph.D. student position in medical visualization


Work on simulation mesh refinement and unstructured grid visualization.


The Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision at Graz University of Technology, Austria, announces one new PhD student position in the research field of medical visualization, which is granted for three years. The start-date for the associated EU-funded project was January, 1st, 2013. The focus of the project is on the visualization of the results from simulations of minimally invasive interventions, such as cancer treatment by Radio-Frequency-Ablation (RFA) or Cryoablation. The primary task will be to conduct world-class research in visualization technology for combined medical scanner and simulation data.

The applicants must have relevant background, which also must be sufficiently documented in the application, and their research interest should fit within existing activities in visualization. With this opening, we are primarily searching for a candidate in illustrative medical visualization. If applicants can report experiences with related research, they should verbosely document this. Candidates are also encouraged to provide a short description of their research vision as well as letters of recommendation from their previous employers or university teachers. The project will also require excellent programming skills in C++ and CUDA. Knowledge of VTK and ITK libraries is also preferred. Furthermore, very good spoken and written English is essential for the position.

We offer a full-time work contract, including specified time to finish a Ph.D. Thesis, 48000 € gross salary per year, in accordance with the collective employment agreement of Graz University of Technology. The research will be carried out under Prof. Dieter Schmalstieg, who is full professor and head of the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision at Graz University of Technology (TUG), Austria. His current research interests are augmented reality, virtual reality, real-time graphics, medical visualization and 3D user interfaces. The Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision at Graz University of Technology is the only Austrian academic group with the charter to address both Computer Vision and Computer Graphics, and is carefully nurturing a culture of Digital Visual Information Processing to resolve the artificial boundaries between computer graphics and computer vision. The research at ICG is focused on Computer Graphics, Visualization, Medical Computer Vision, Object Recognition, Object Reconstruction, Robotics, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.

If interested, please send an introductory letter and CV to Bernhard Kainz, or Jan Egger,


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Schmalstieg Dieter, jegger, Kainz Bernhard

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