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PhD candidate for a FPI fellowship

PhD studentship: Web-based Rendering and Visualisation of 2D and 3D Medical Image Data

The Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, invites applications for a PhD studentship position which is described below. This position is associated with the María de Maeztu Units of Excellence Research Program of the Spanish Government (subproject “Bio Image and Signal Analysis”), under the supervision of Óscar Cámara (Sensing Physiology and Biomedicine - PhySense group) and Josep Blat (Interactive Technologies - GTI group).

The ideal candidate should have a core background in (3D) computer graphics skills. Additional relevant skills are biomedical images processing (especially compression/decompression), visualisation, web graphics programming, biomedical basic knowledge.

Contact: To apply you should send an email to and with the subject 'FPI - BIAS PhD'.

Please attach your curriculum, letters of recommendation, as well as a letter of motivation (maximum 1 page). In this letter you should explain why you find our type of work interesting and how it is related to your previous work and studies. The position will be open until the official launch of the FPI call, expected Summer 2016


In the context of our Maria de Maeztu subproject “Bio Image and Signal Analysis” the PhD student will carry out a research project on Web-based Rendering and Visualisation of 2D and 3D Medical Image Data.
While many different methods for the rendering and visualisation of 2D and 3D medical data (for example, from MRI, CT or ultrasound scans) exist, few of them harness the possibilities enabled by modern information workflows. The rise of the cloud, connected devices, and web-based interfaces has revolutionised the workplace in many industries, allowing collaborative working between remote colleagues, and the gradual disappearance of individual storage media.
This project intends to bring these workflow models to the medical domain by rendering and visualising 2D and 3D medical data in a web-based context. From a research perspective this field is  particularly interesting, as web-based graphics is a relatively new field, and important questions regarding data distribution are still yet to be resolved.


The position is funded under the FPI Grants (Formación de Personal Investigador – Research Personnel Training) programme of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (call to be launched in April), for a position already secured to this project.

The student will receive a fellowship salary according to FPI rules (up to 4 years - if she / he defends the thesis before the end of the 3rd year, the 4th year as a postdoctoral fellow, see conditions for last year here, this link will be updated when this year's conditions appear.)