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Early Stage Researcher (PhD student or PostDoc) (f/m/d) specializing in explainability, robustness and uncertainty of AI systems in medicine in Braunschweig

Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is growing into the health sector where increasing implementation of AI in various medical settings will have a major impact on patient care: AI-enabled tools offer the attractive prospect of enabling healthcare professionals to find solutions for complex problems in a time-efficient manner. AI systems do entail economic and social benefits, but they also bear risks. The PTB is working towards minimising these risks by providing a sound basis for trustworthy AI systems. To reinforce our interdisciplinary team in AI research for the duration of 3 years starting by 1 June 2021, we are looking for: 10 Early Stage Researchers (PhD students or PostDocs) specializing in explainability, robustness and uncertainty of AI systems in medicine Remuneration group 13 TVöD Bund (100% for postdocs, 85% for PhD students) Employment will be either in Braunschweig [BS] or in Berlin [B], depending on the particular project. Research projects to choose from: Towards standardized quality control for artificial intelligence systems in critical care [B] Machine learning and uncertainty quantification for bioelectromagnetic inverse solutions and signal separation methods [B] Advancing the theory and practice of machine learning model explanations in biomedicine [B] Invertible neural networks for resolving the hemodynamic inverse problem [B] Robust machine learning-based quantitative magnetic resonance imaging [B] Active learning using Fisher information [B] Uncertainty in deep learning versus conventional statistics [B] Artificial intelligence and metabolite markers in diagnosis and prognosis of Parkinson's disease [BS] Artificial intelligence-based image enhancement for reduced radiation exposure in computed tomography imaging [BS] Deep learning-based dosimetry in medical x-ray imaging [BS] Uncertainty of artificial intelligence-based dose prediction compared to Monte Carlo methods [B] Incorporation of spatial regularization and uncertainty estimations into magnetic-resonance parametric mapping [B] Accelerating radiation transport simulations in radiation medicine by machine learning [B] You will perform your research as part of our interdisciplinary team and linked to partners from academia within a framework program (curriculum in English) that fosters interdisciplinary exchange and pooling of knowledge. Your profile: We are looking for highly motivated, inquisitive, enthusiastic, and resultoriented candidates with an excellent academic record who hold a master's degree with a grade above average in a relevant scientific discipline as identified in the project descriptions have prior research experience in a field relevant for the respective project (if applying for a postdoc position) work well-structured independently as well as in a team have excellent communication skills in spoken and written English are apt to write and present scientific papers are willing to travel between the sites of PTB and to other locations in Germany and abroad are eligible for a work permit for Germany We offer: A one-week summer school for cross-project familiarization with the overarching topic Intensive PhD supervision by an interdisciplinary team Excellent national and international connections A position at one of the world's leading research institutions with an excellent infrastructure Remuneration in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement for the public service (at the federal level) including special annual payments and capital forming benefits For further information related to these positions, please contact: Dr. D. Auerbach, phone: 0531 592-3102, e-mail: david.auerbachptb.de, or Dr. H. Rabus, phone: 030 3481-7054, e-mail: hans.rabusptb.de. PTB promotes the professional equality of women and men and is thus especially interested in applications from women. Within the scope of the official feasibilities, PTB offers flexible part-time work schemes in order to support, in particular, the compatibility of work and family life. Disabled persons will be given priority if they have the same occupational aptitude. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to online interviews taking place between 15th and 31st March 2021. The interviews consist of two parts: The first part includes the actual interview as well as a presentation in which the applicants summarize a publication selected from this list and a subsequent technical discussion. In the second part, bilateral discussions take place with the scientists responsible for the projects. Are you interested? Then we are looking forward to receiving your application that includes: curriculum vitae (filled in this template) bachelor's and Master's transcripts (for degrees obtained outside the EU please check at Website whether they are acknowledged in Germany) high school certificates Applicants for postdoc positions please also include: PhD certificate names and contact details of at least 2 references Please use our online application form uploading the enclosures as a single PDF file in the order given above. Alternatively, you may also post your application to the following address: Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Referat "Personal" Kennziffer 21-233-P Bundesallee 100 38116 Braunschweig Germany Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications sent via email. Applications can be submitted from 15 February 2021 until 8 March 2021.

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