PhD Position in Machine Learning and Computer Vision for Healthcare

  • Universität Bern
  • Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • 07/04/2021
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Job Description

The ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research is the University of Bern's transdisciplinary Center of Excellence for medical technology research. Its mission is to tackle unmet clinical needs and envision future challenges in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment to create viable healthcare technology solutions with imagination, agility and purpose. Its projects run from discovery and basic research to clinical translation.

The Artificial Intelligence in Health and Nutrition (AIHN) laboratory of the ARTORG Center has opened a Ph.D. student position in machine learning and computer vision. The duties of the successful candidate include interdisciplinary collaboration and research in the following topics

  • Machine learning with emphasis on deep learning algorithms
  • Computer vision
  • Reinforcement learning

aiming at novel methods for applications in healthcare and nutrition.


  • Experience and/or course work in computer vision and machine learning (Essential).
  • MSc in computer science, engineering, or applied mathematics.
  • Solid programming skills in Python or C/C++/ C#.
  • Excellent command of English.
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary research.

General informationThe candidate will be affiliated with the University of Bern as PhD student. The position is funded for a period up to 4 years. Salary will be according to Swiss University regulations. The lab offers an international environment and the possibility to conduct excellent research. The PhD project is part of a larger consortium and requires close collaboration with engineers, computer scientists, healthcare professionals, as well as with industrial partners.ApplicationIf you are interested in working in a group with an international, interdisciplinary profile please send the application to Prof. Stavroula Mougiakakou ( Applications should include: i) motivation letter, ii) detailed curriculum vitae, iii) abstract of the master thesis, iv) contact details of two referees. The documents should be combined into ONE pdf file.
Applications will be reviewed after April 30th, 2021 and until the position will be filled.About the University of BernThe University of Bern is located at the heart of Switzerland. Internationally connected and regionally anchored, it cultivates exchange with society and strengthens partnerships between science, medicine, business, and politics. The University of Bern is committed to a deliberate and ethical responsibility towards people, animate and inanimate nature. As an important educator, promoting enterprise and industry in the region and beyond, it distinguishes itself through problem-oriented research into questions of pressing social relevance. The University of Bern is an equal opportunity employer, promotes healthy work-life-balance and safe working environments, and strives to increase the number of women at all levels in its faculties.