Doctoral scholarship holder “Hyperspectral Image Analysis”

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Organisation: University of Antwerp

Location: Department of Physics

Job description

Let’s shape the future - University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp is a dynamic, forward-thinking university. We offer an innovative academic education to more than 20 000 students, conduct pioneering scientific research and play an important service-providing role in society. The UA is one of the largest, most international and most innovative employers in the region. With more than 6000 employees from 100 different countries, we are helping to build tomorrow's world every day. Through top scientific researchthe UA push back boundaries and set a course for the future – a future that you can help to shape. 

The Vision Lab research group at the Department of Physics in the Faculty of Science is looking for a full-time (100%) doctoral scholarship holder in the field of “Hyperspectral Image Analysis”.

  • You will work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis on the development of new model-based and machine learning analysis techniques for hyperspectral (image) data for the quantitative characterization of materials, with applications in remote sensing and close-range imaging.
  • You will publish scientific articles related to the research project.
  • You will carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks, e.g., supervision of Bachelor and Master’s projects.
  • You hold a Master degree in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Applied Sciences, Geosciences or related study areas,  or you will have obtained it by the time you start work.
  • You can demonstrate excellent study results.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision.
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • You are skilled in programming in Matlab, Python and/or C++ and preferably have experience with open source image processing and machine learning libraries.
  • You have a strong mathematical background and problem-solving skills.
  • You can speak and write fluently in English. The knowledge of Dutch is not required.
What we offer
  • We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years. Following a positive evaluation, the scholarship can be renewed once for another two-year period.
  • The planned start date is 1 October or as soon as possible after that date.
  • Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship amounts for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for Contract Research Staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
  • You will receive ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
  • You will do most of your work at Campus Drie Eiken in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here, and the Vision Lab research group here.
Want to apply?
  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including 8 August 2022 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on the 'Apply' button, complete the online application form and be sure to include the following attachments: a motivation letter and your academic CV.
  • The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to jobs @ If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact prof. Paul Scheunders by e-mail (paul.scheunders @