WA 34/17

The Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) is a non-university research institute under public law of the state of Berlin. Together with its partners from academia and industry, ZIB contributes to the solution of highly complex problems in science, technology, environment and society by developing mathematical models and efficient algorithms. The division "Mathematics for Life and Materials Sciences" is offering a

research position (f/m)
reference code WA 34/17
pay grade E 13 TV-L Berlin (75% of the regular weekly working time) 

in the department “Visual Data Analysis”. The position is offered at the earliest possible date and will be a fixed-term contract for 2 years, with the option to be extended.

Job description

The research position is located in the field of visualization, analysis, registration and fusion of two-dimensional (2D) and 3-dimensional (3D) image data acquired during the process of additive manufacturing. The research will be done in collaborations with two research groups from the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), who develop and optimize additive manufacturing methods. To allow a detailed investigation of the process of additive manufacturing, several image acquisition techniques are applied to the same object in order to generate images with different resolutions and modalities. The main goal of the project is the development of techniques and tools that enable a combined visualization and analysis of all acquired data. In particular, it shall be investigated which methods are specifically suited to automatically monitor the process of additive manufacturing to ensure high quality products. Software development of prototypes will be carried out in the visualization and analysis software Amira.

Non-PhD candidates are strongly encouraged to pursue a doctoral degree in conjunction with this work.


  • master’s degree in computer science, mathematics or physics
  • a very strong background in computer visualization and computer graphics, particularly in the field of volume rendering
  • knowledge in image segmentation and feature extraction
  • good background of linear algebra and computer-aided geometry processing
  • experience in software development with C++ and the version control system git
  • strong interest in interdisciplinary research as well as good communication skills
  • good command of written and spoken English

We particularly welcome the application of women, since women are generally underrepresented in information technology and ZIB strives to increase their proportion in this research area. Persons with disabilities will be given preference when equally qualified. Please send your application, quoting the reference code WA 34/17, including: 

  • a cover letter containing a statement of your research interests 
  • a CV
  • academic transcripts


Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)
- Administration -
Takustr. 7
14195 Berlin

or electronically to: jobszib.de.

Closing date for applications is November 30, 2017 as date of receipt. For further information about the position please contact Dr. Daniel Baum (baumzib.de).

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