PhD student Postdoc or Software Engineer

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Heidelberg, Germany
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The mission of the Div. Computer Assisted Medical Interventions at the German Cancer Research Center (Prof. Lena Maier-Hein) is to improve the quality of interventional healthcare and its value computationally. Our vision is to support physicians throughout the entire process of disease diagnosis, therapy and follow-up with the right information at the right time. To this end, our multidisciplinary group builds upon principles and knowledge from a diversity of research fields including computing, physics, mathematics and medicine. We currently have open positions in the following projects:

ERC Starting grant COMBIOSCOPY: The goal of the COMBIOSCOPY project is to develop new concepts for interventional imaging that (1) provide fast discrimination of local tissue with a high contrast-to-noise ratio (2) are radiation-free to prevent the patient and staff from being exposed to harmful ionizing radiation and (3) feature a compact design at a low cost for a wide range of applicability and acceptance. This shall be achieved by the systematic integration and mutual enhancement of
biophotonics and computer assisted intervention techniques. Core of the project are novel machine learning - based algorithms that convert highdimensional multispectral data acquired with multispectral optical and photoacoustic imaging techniques into intuitive information that can be used by physicians for real-time clinical decision making.

OR4.1: OR 4.1 is s a collaborative project involving partners from research (DKFZ, University of Heidelberg) and industry (STORZ, SAP, SIEMENS, mBits) whose aim is to develop a platform for the operating room - in analogy to an operating system of smart phones - that allows for integration of new technical solutions via Apps. The long-term goals are to lower the entry barrier for small businesses and cutting edge scientific research into the OR and to improve patient care by providing computer
assistance to the treating physicians that is practically usable in clinical routine.

Surgical data science at the NCT: The National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) in Heidelberg was founded in 2004 as an exceptional alliance between the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg University Hospital, the Heidelberg Medical Faculty, and German Cancer. The NCT strives to offer each patient a personalized treatment option specifically tailored for his or her individual needs. The mission of this project is to establish the field of surgical data science in the complex research and clinical environment of the NCT.

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