PhD candidate in individual colour image optimisation

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    Computer science
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    25/10/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Norway › Gjovik

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About the position

Department of Computer Science (IDI) in Gjøvik invites applications for a 4-year fulltime PhD/Early Stage Researcher position in Computer Science. The position will be based at the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory.

The position is a part of the project «ICVIO – Individual Colour Vision based Image Optimization», funded by the Research Council of Norway over the IKTPLUSS programme. The primary goal of the project is to recover and predict quantities of individual human colour perception in order to enable digital image optimization methods that are uniquely linked to individual colour perception of images, encompassing deficient, anomalous and normal colour vision.

The main task of the PhD student in the project will be twofold. Firstly, to uniquely link individual cone fundamentals of human vision (developed in another part of the project) with a colour metric that will be based on a mathematical model whose geometry comprehensively describes the perceptual dimension. Secondly, to develop perceptually meaningful colour image optimization techniques that facilitate the prediction of perceptual colour content in images between individuals with different colour vision.

The position reports to head of department

Main duties and responsibilities

The candidate is expected to work towards combining knowledge from fundamental colour science, differential geometry, computational science and image processing to define new methods for individualised image optimisation, and to publish the results in scientific journals and conferences. Over the four years, the candidate will serve 25% of the time for duty work. During the four-year period, the candidate will spend one six-month period at the University of East Anglia.

Main supervisor: prof. Ivar Farup (NTNU).

Co-supervisors: prof. Graham Finlayson (University of East Anglia, UK) and prof. Edoardo Provenzi (Université de Bordeaux, France).

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in mathematics, image processing, computer science or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant

Other qualifications

  • Good programming skills is required
  • Good written and oral English language skills
  • Background in differential geometry is highly beneficial
  • Background in numerical methods is beneficial

Candidates who have completed their Master degree in an institution where English is not the language of instruction must present one of the following Secure English Language Test (SELT) results as follows:

  • TOEFL Internet-Based (iBT) – minimum 95 with a writing score of at least 24
  • Academic IELTS – minimum 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each element
  • Advanced Cambridge Certificate at grade C or better
  • The test results must not be older than 24 months on the date of the application deadline

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA

Personal characteristics

  • High motivation for research work and ability to work independently
  • Ability to work both individually and in a (virtual) team environment and a high level of personal responsibility, initiative and leadership skills
  • Flexibility and ability to take direction and accommodate feedback from diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and produce work of a consistently high standard.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to communicate effectively
  • Eagerness to disseminate research results through publications and presentations at international conferences.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

  • be part of a team of leading scientists in different fields of academia doing interdisciplinary interdisciplinary research (computer graphics, theoretical modelling, physics, material/optical sciences)
  • opportunity to develop multidisciplinary research skills
  • excellent training programme covering research within the field of the topic covered in the PhD position.
  • establish a professional network thruogh internships and visits to different institutes within industry and academia
  • exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • employee benefits

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is four years (with or without required duties in the form of teaching assistance). Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Computer Science. As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

Questions about the position can be directed to project leader prof. Ivar Farup, phone number +47 61 13 52 27, e-mail ivar.farup@ntnu.no or group leader prof. Marius Pedersen, phone number +47 61 13 52 46, e-mail marius.pedersen@ntnu.no

About the application:

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with with a cover letter describing your motivation and background (1–2 pages, your CV,with list of publications, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2019/31684 when applying.

Application deadline: 22.10.2019

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