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Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Lyngby-Taarbæk, 1 stilling

DTU Fotonik invites applications for a position as Postdoc within The Coding and Visual Communication Group at DTU Fotonik financed by a grant from the Danish EUDP programme with a starting date of December 1, 2015.

The Coding & Visual Communication Group conducts research in the areas of communication technology, image and video coding and error-correcting coding.

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate shall conduct research within video communication of RGB and IR video and image data to be captured and processed on a drone and communicated to the ground. The position will involve close collaboration with the industrial partners of the EUDP project.

Apart from the research outlined above, the position will involve a limited amount of teaching mainly in the form of supervising student projects.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent and research experience in
•Video coding as H.264/MPEG4 AVC and H.265 HEVC
•Video quality assessment of coded video
•Adaptive or variable bit-rate
•Machine learning techniques applied to video.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The position is for a period of 18 months.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Group, Prof. Søren Forchhammer, tel.: +45 4525 3622,

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than November 9, 2015. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
•Application (cover letter)
•Diploma (an official translation into English)
•List of publications

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.