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Funded PhD position in Ultrasound Image Simulation using Computer Graphics Techniques at Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, ETH Zurich in Switzerland

Computer-assisted Applications in Medicine group at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, ETH Zurich, is seeking for a

PhD Student in Ultrasound Image Simulation using Computer Graphics Techniques

This position involves further developing and extending our efforts in the field of simulating ultrasound images for medical training, also in collaboration with industry. The tasks will involve designing, developing, and testing novel ideas in cutting-edge research, as well as coordinating and conducting data collection for their evaluation. Candidates are required to hold a masters degree in a related field. The position is open immediately.

The applicant should hold Bachelor and Masters degrees in related fields. Good programming knowledge and experience with Matlab and C++ are required. Adequate knowledge in computer-graphics, in particular ray-tracing techniques, is desired. Interest, prior knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is a plus: volumetric image analysis, texture synthesis, inverse problems and optimization, interactive simulation, GPU programming. In a successful applicant we seek enthusiasm for leading-edge research, team spirit, and capability for independent problem-solving. This position requires strong communication and team-work skills, as the candidate will be part of a team effort in collaboration with an ETH spin-off: VirtaMed AG, Schlieren. Fluent written and spoken English is a must.

ETH Zurich – the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – is a top-ranked technical university (with the host department ranking consistently among the top ten world-wide). Switzerland and Zurich provide an ideal environment for living, while ETH offers competitive salary norms. Computer-Assisted Applications in Medicine is a dynamic group carrying out cutting-edge research on medical imaging and image analysis applications, in particular using ultrasound. We are a highly international team at CAiM, comprised of researchers from several countries and different backgrounds. ETH in general and CAiM in particular offer an exciting and stimulating environment for research.

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation and a comprehensive CV. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Should you run into difficulties when submitting your application please send an email to for advice.

For further Information about the group please visit our website

Deadline: Unspecified

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