Postdoc position

Einsatzort: Tübingen


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Postdoc position

Stellenangebot vom 07.03.2019

Postdoc position at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (100%)

The Department of Empirical Inference at the MPI-IS in Tübingen is looking for a postdoc in the area of machine learning, particularly in the domain of inverse problems, deconvolution and phase retrieval, starting as soon as possible. The project is in collaboration with the computational photography group. The aim of the research is to develop methods to compute and realize 3D ultrasound fields that will significantly go beyond the state of the art and open up new technological and scientific possibilities.

The successful candidate will develop computational tools to solve the high dimensional inverse problem of encoding arbitrary three-dimensional vector fields in a two dimensional phase map. The work concerns 3D field synthesis in holography and is important in the generation of ultrasound fields. The aim is to allow the input of freeform representations of the target field, to improve the quality of the reconstructed fields, and to explore methods of stochastic optimization and machine learning. The project is a close collaboration of theoretical and experimental groups and is a collaboration between the Max Planck Institute and the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Technology.


-       PhD in physics, mathematics, computer science or a related field.
-       Knowledge in visual computing, machine learning, and related fields is a bonus.
-       Strong team player and interest in interdisciplinary research.
-       Background in physics, acoustics, optics, holography as well as experience with compressed sensing will be advantageous.
-       High proficiency in English

We offer:

An international, multidisciplinary, highly motivating working environment and the possibility to do outstanding research. This full-time position is available for 2 years with the possibility of an extension. Salary and benefits are dependent on experience according to the German public service pay scale (TVöD Bund).

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Your application:

Please upload you application (at least a CV and a cover letter) by following the link below:

The position will be open until filled. Applications received by 31 March, 2019, will be preferred.

If you wish to send a hardcopy application, please send it to:

Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme, Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Gemeinsame Verwaltung, Heisenbergstr. 1, 70569 Stuttgart.

For administrative questions, please contact Sabrina Jung ( For scientific questions, please contact Dr. Valentin Volchkov (