Postdoc in machine learning for image generation


Ref LiU-2022-02090

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

At the Department of Science and Technology, at the university’s Norrköping campus, we provide education and conduct research in physics and electronics, communications/logistics and media- and information technology. The department is recognised for its work in fields including logistics, visualisation and organic electronics. We combine academic excellence with fruitful collaboration with the Community.

We are now looking to appoint a postdoc in machine learning with a focus on generative deep learning, placed at the Division for Media and Information Technology at the Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping.

The position is part of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP). WASP is Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The program addresses research on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems. The vision of WASP is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry. For more information, please see:

Research area
The research area for the advertised position lies in the intersection of machine learning, deep learning, computer graphics and computer vision. The goal is to create synthetic image data with combinations of computer graphics and generative deep learning. The generated images will be used as training data in machine learning applications, for improving performance and robustness, or as a tool for anonymizing sensitive images. The developed methods will be tested in various applications, e.g. for medical imaging diagnostics. The project includes both basic research on the development of new image generation methods, as well as applied research to show the benefits of the new methods.

Our research group consists of 20 PhD students, senior researchers and research engineers. We conduct research projects in areas spanning from deep learning and medical imaging, to computer graphics and computational photography.

Work assignments
As postdoc, you will principally carry out research. A certain amount of teaching may be part of your duties, up to a maximum of 20% of working hours.

In addition to independently conducting research projects, you will collaborate with doctoral students and senior researchers within our research group.

To be qualified to take employment as postdoc, you must have been awarded a doctoral degree or have a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree.  This degree must have been awarded at the latest by the point at which LiU makes its decision to employ you.

It is considered advantageous if your doctoral degree is no older than three years at application deadline for this job. If there are special reasons for having an older doctoral degree – such as taking statutory leave – then these may be taken into consideration.

You should have a doctoral degree in computer science, with a focus on machine learning for imaging applications. You must have previous experience of running projects in basic and/or applied machine learning, and specifically in deep learning. Experience in generative deep learning, computer graphics, and computer vision is particularly meritorious.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and suitability.

About this job
This post is a temporary contract of two years with the possibility of extension up to a total maximum of three years. The position as a postdoc is full-time.

Starting date
By agreement.

Salaries at the university are set individually. State your desired salary in the application.

More information about employee benefits is available here.

Trade union representatives
Information about trade union contacts can be found here.

Application procedure
Apply for this position by clicking on the button labelled “Apply” below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than August 31, 2022.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. 

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives - diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody's equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact persons

Gabriel Eilertsen

Assistant Professor

Martina Klefbeck

HR partner


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