Ph.D. Student (f/m/d) "Artificial Intelligence"

Although surgery guidance systems have the potential to increase therapy effectiveness and manage complexity in modern surgical care, established technologies are limited to solving very specific problems and often induce considerable technical overhead. Fraunhofer MEVIS and the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Lab (CGVR) at University of Bremen have joined forces to mitigate the drawbacks of today's tracking systems by developing a multi-camera machine vision tracking system aware of the complete therapy situation including the phase of the procedure and the location of instruments and devices used.

The Ph.D. student position at Fraunhofer MEVIS is designated to developing a multi-camera system for the OR and therapy phase estimation. A second Ph.D. student position at CGVR will focus on object detection and pose estimation within the multicamera video streams. Close collaboration is anticipated here.

What we expect from you

  • an above average Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or an adjacent field
  • experience in the field of computer vision or modeling and simulation
  • solid skills in software development in Python, C++ or other similar programming languages
  • high self-motivation with the ability to work independently and in a team with other Ph.D. students
  • very good English and good German language skills

What you can expect from us

  • a friendly working environment close to the University of Bremen
  • self-determined work and the freedom to help shape new tasks
  • an application-oriented research topic in a societally relevant field
  • work within an interdisciplinary team of software developers and image processing researchers

The weekly working time is 39 hours. The full-time position with half pay allows 50% of your working time for your doctorate and 50% for the collaboration in the research project as a research assistant.
The position is initially limited to 3 years.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft attaches great importance to the professional equality of all genders.

Fraunhofer MEVIS bears the "family logo" of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft - a confirmation that we as an institute offer outstanding opportunities for a good work-life-balance. For example, we support our employees with flexible work options and their arrangement in terms of time and place, part-time work, childcare options (including taking care in emergencies), support in the area of homecare/eldercare, and the organization of parental leave and return to work after parental leave.

The employment of severely disabled people is also an important concern for us. If they are equally suitable, people with a severe disability are given preferential consideration.

Fraunhofer MEVIS is a world leading research and development center driving the digital transformation of medicine. We pursue a patient-centered approach tailored to clinical processes to solve important questions in precision diagnosis and therapy. We conduct both publicly funded R&D projects as well as industry funded contract R&D and product development.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.

In case of questions regarding this position, please contact:
Dr. Jan Strehlow

Job Reference: MEVIS-2021-22 Closing Date: .