Postdoc at the Center for Quantifying Images for MAXIV (QIM)

The University of Copenhagen is seeking a Post-doc in Image Processing. The position is for 2 years, and the successful candidate will be part of the Center for Quantification of Imaging Data from Max IV (QIM, under the guidance of Professor Jon Sporring (,

At the Center for Quantification of Imaging Data from Max IV (QIM) we develop algorithms for quantitative image analysis, and we support the research carried out at MAX IV and other large-scale imaging facilities, including both industrial and clinical applications.

The job

You will be part of our team of researchers from Lund University in Sweden, The Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby, and the University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen. Your primary base will be the University of Copenhagen. Our team develops software for the analyzes of samples across a wide range of scientific disciplines and arranges small and focused workshops for users to support their use of this software. Our team also collaborates with experimental scientists directly on joint projects or as a consultant.

About half of your time will be spent on servicing the QIM clients, and for the remainder it is expected that you develop your own research area.

What we require from you is that you

  • have a Ph.D. in computer science, mathematics, physics or related fields
  • like to work in interdisciplinary fields with other researchers
  • are committed to producing software of high quality
  • are profoundly interested in the fields of image processing, tomographic reconstruction, machine learning, software development.

Candidates with publications in relevant leading journals will be preferred.

We offer

  • a high-profile interdisciplinary research environment, where you will work with some of the world’s top researchers in data science, physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering
  • great opportunities and support to develop your research career in image processing, software development, and large-scale facilities
  • projects involving the newest imaging technology
  • a location in the center of the green and lively Copenhagen/Malmo metropole, in the happiest country in the world, and with the best of Scandinavian culture and lifestyle no more than 30 minutes away
  • flexible working conditions and Denmark’s famous good work-life balance

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor, Jon Sporring,

The position is open from 1 April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is Sunday 12 January 2020, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

Interviews will be held on Monday 10 February 2020. The interview will be held via skype.


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