Postdoc Position - Computer vision for 3D surface reconstruction of tissues


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38.0 hours per week
€ 3068
University of Twente (UT)

Job description

Job description

We invite you to apply if you are an image processing and/or computer vision expert (PhD) interested in designing a handheld device, such as a smartphone, for 3D surface reconstruction and surface curvature analysis of tissues. You will work together in a team of physicists and/or physics oriented biomedical or electric engineers, and with clinical researchers, on the development of a handheld optical skin diagnosis imager This team will work in a consortium consisting of the University of Twente (Biomedical Photonic Imaging and Robotics and Mechatronics), Radboudumc (Department Dermatology), hospital ZGT (Wound Expertise Centre), Martini Hospital Groningen (Burn Centre), and high tech companies Demcon, Focal Vision and Optics. Quest Medical Imaging and Cinoptics.

The 3D computer vision system to be developed will be used for a system for skin diagnosis. 3D tissue surface reconstruction algorithms and virtual/augmented reality technologies may enhance the quality and clinical applicability of such a system. You will join the group of the University of Twente, and from here you contribute to the project goals by implementing and evaluating the surface reconstruction and virtual reality technologies. You will report on your research in papers in international scientific journals. When needed, you will also assist in the management of the project.


You have a PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electric Engineering or Computer Science with a specialisation in image analysis and computer vision. Skills in embedded system software development are valued. Team working skills are essential. As a researcher we expect you to be inventive and result oriented. You are a conceptual thinker and need excellent collaboration and communication skills. You keep yourself updated on the latest developments in your field of expertise and you stay in touch with your network.

Information and application

Please contact Ferdinand van der Heijden ( for more information.

Your application must be uploaded via the link below. Do not apply by e-mail. Applications need to include a one-page motivation letter, a detailed CV (incl. obtained degrees and publications, if any), and contact details of at least 2 references.

Conditions of employment

As a postdoc researcher, you will be offered an employment contract for the duration of 2.5 years. Your gross monthly salary can vary, starting from € 3068,-, depending on your background and relevant experience. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, an 8% holiday allowance, and an 8,3% end of year bonus.


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over six faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+, CTIT and MIRA.