Assistant Professor of Medical Image Analysis

The assistant professor position will be shared between the Computer Science and Neuroscience departments with approximately equal time spent at each department. The research project will include analysis of video sequences so research experience with image tracking methods is preferred. Also, demonstrated experience with and advanced of novel machine learning and/or medical imaging methods is preferred. Further, the position will include contributions to the Data Science Lab at SCIENCE ( This means that the applicant should have demonstrated interest in cross-disciplinary, applied research within different fields with natural sciences. This should be reflected in the applicant’s publications. Finally, the assistant professor will contribute to PhD courses in inter-disciplinary machine learning and imaging, so demonstrated relevant teaching experience will be beneficial.

The assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within medical image analysis. To a limited extent this may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the relevant departments, see,, and Inquiries about the position can be made to Erik Dam, Head of the Data Science Lab (Computer Science), mail:

The position is a time-limited position open from 1 July 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter and running until 31 December 2023.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans

-If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- please describe and document:

  • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
  • Teaching experience
  • Formal pedagogical training
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

 The deadline for applications is 9 June 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at


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