Computer Scientist / Software Developer – Image Processing for Quantification of Plant Properties

Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

IBG-2 – Pflanzenwissenschaften



Area of research:

IT – Computing



Job description:

Your Job:


Development of new or available algorithms (evaluation and benchmarking) for root recognition and classification from digital images Application and parameterization of suitable frameworks or algorithms for image processing with a focus on machine learning and deep learning Increase the throughput of image analysis of root images Optional: Development of workflows for image processing and data extraction for daily operation and linking workflows with existing in-house developed databases

Your Profile:


Completed studies (Bachelor) in computer science or comparable discipline Extensive experiences with the application of deep learning methods (supervised learning, convolutional neural networks, semantic image segmentation) and relevant basics in deep learning frameworks (e.g. Tensorflow, PyTorch) Experience with digital image analysis and feature acquisition from monochrome and RGB images Proven experience with programming languages and software (C++, Phyton, Matlab etc.) Ideally, practical experience with optical measuring stations (e.g. also from the biomedical field) and their components such as camera types and lighting conditions A high degree of initiative, responsibility and team spirit You are fluent in German and have a good command of the English language

Our Offer:


Working at one of the largest and best-known European research facilities with excellent scientific and technical infrastructure Opportunity to work in a team of highly-motivated scientists and technicians in an international, interdisciplinary working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen Promotion of professional development through various training programs Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and private life Limited for 2 years with possible longer-term prospects Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.We also welcome applications from disabled persons.



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Quote Reference: 2019-175

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