Friday, January 8, 2010

Call for 16 PhD positions in the MIBISOC project (Marie Curie Initial Training Network)

Sixteen 3-year positions (starting July 1st, 2010) as Early Stage
Researcher are available to work in the EU project "Medical Imaging
using Bio-inspired and Soft Computing" (MIBISOC), a Marie Curie
Initial Training Network funded by the European Commission's 7th
Framework Programme. We are looking to recruit an Early Stage
Researcher with less than 4 years of research experience after
graduation. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to study
for a research-level degree (PhD) and work within a highly
collaborative and interdisciplinary network of leading researchers.

Job description
The MIBISOC network offers an intensive research training programme
between 12 participating institutions. The successful candidate will
be expected to take part actively in the training activities organized
by MIBISOC (courses, secondments, workshops, etc) and to develop
her/his research project.

Employment contract with full social security. The contract will be
with the partner employing. Payment according to the rules of Marie
Curie Initial Training Networks.
The salary of a PhD position is set in accordance with the regulations
of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network
( within
the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme, the labour laws and
regulations of the hosting institution and its country. Additional,
non-salaried, non-taxable contributions toward moving and travel to
MIBISOC activities and conferences are available from MIBISOC's funds.

How To Apply
Send the following documents:
- Application Form filled out (available on
- Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages)
- Letter of motivation, including aptitude for pursuance of the programme
- Summary (1 page) of the most relevant previous experience
(if any) in related fields
- Scanned copies of academic transcripts and degree certificates
- Proof of English proficiency (e.g., IELTS, TOEFL)
- Letters of recommendation are welcomed

to this e-mail address:

The selection of ESRs will follow a process based on:
- Equal access opportunities between men and women
- The academic and scientific skills and the relevance of
their experience with the research area
- The expected impact of the proposed training on the
researchers' career
- The conformity with the required criteria for eligibility of
the researchers within Marie Curie Initial Training Networks

We particularly encourage women to apply for these positions.

Application Deadline
First call: 28/02/2010.
The first call decision by the 24th March 2010.
Second call (if necessary): 07/05/10.
The second call decision by the 28th May 2010

The EU has strict eligibility criteria for Early Stage researchers:
- Applicants should be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of
their research careers, including the period of research training,
starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would formally
entitle them to embark on a doctorate. Students who are completing
their master's degree during the current semester, with the
intention of starting the doctoral position in the spring semester
of 2010, are also invited to apply. The qualifying education must
be completed before enrolment in the MIBISOC project.
- The researcher shall not be a national of a State in which the
beneficiary's research team appointing her/him is located.
- At the time of appointment, the researcher should not have resided
or carried out her/his main activity in the country of the
beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately
prior to her/his appointment

Applicants need to have a good working knowledge of English, as all
the scientific communication and the MIBISOC events will be in

Short description of the research projects

Research Description
Host Institution

Deformable Registration of Medical Images Using Soft Computing
European Centre for Soft Computing (Spain)

Genetic Fuzzy Systems and Deformable Models for Medical Image
European Centre for Soft Computing (Spain)

Image Restoration: Noise Reduction
University of Gent (Belgium)

Image Restoration: Similarity Measures
University of Gent (Belgium)

Application of Automatic Algorithm Configuration in Image Analysis
Universite' Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

Development of Tools for Automatic Algorithm Configuration
Universite' Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

Manifold Learning for Medical Imaging: developing a 3D interactive MR
image segmentation system
University of Nottingham (UK)

Manifold Learning for Medical Imaging: developing methods for
identifying non-linear structures in medical imaging data
University of Nottingham (UK)

Detection and analysis of anatomical structures in multi-dimensional
image sets
Universita' degli Studi di Parma (Italy)

Bio-inspired techniques for multi-dimensional image analysis
Universita' degli Studi di Parma (Italy)
ESR 10

Multi-objective Genetic Fuzzy Systems
University of Granada (Spain)
ESR 11

Evolutionary Algorithms for continuous optimization
University of Granada (Spain)
ESR 12

Vision-based assisted flexible endoscopy
Henesis (Italy)
ESR 13

Multimodal behavioural assessment and prediction in rehabilitation
Henesis (Italy)
ESR 14

Development of novel image analysis techniques for preclinical and
clinical studies, involving the problems of segmentation and non-rigid
registration in real time medical imaging data
Universitaetsklinikum Freiburg (Germany)
ESR 15

Development of novel image analysis techniques for preclinical and
clinical studies, monitoring of preclinical or clinical pharmaceutical
studies with imaging
Universitaetsklinikum Freiburg (Germany)
ESR 16