Postdoc position in the field of machine learning for wood grading

Country: Switzerland;

City: Dübendorf

Vacancy added: 31.10.2018

Employer: Empa

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

 

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Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.

 

The Applied Wood Materials Laboratory develops methods and processes for an efficient utilization of wood and wood-based materials and is offering a

 

Postdoc position in the field of machine learning for wood grading


We are seeking for an outstanding candidate with a strong background in the development and application of machine learning algorithms e.g. deep artificial neural networks to take up a challenging PostDoc position in the area of wood technology. Within the project, we intend to improve current wood grading processes for the construction sector by applying data-driven methods. The candidate will develop and adapt machine learning algorithms, e.g. deep neural networks with the objective of a more accurate prediction of relevant mechanical wood properties. Ultimately, this should result in a significantly improved grading of wood with high impact on the wood construction sector.

 

To tackle these challenging objectives, we are seeking for a highly motivated, creative and communicative personality that can bridge expertise between data science and wood technology. Required qualifications include a PhD degree in computer science, data science or related field with a strong background in machine learning, particularly in deep artificial neural networks. A basic understanding of wood and wood technology is advantageous, but not a requirement. We expect a track record of high-quality scientific publications. Very good communication and writing skills in English are required, good German language skills are beneficial.

 

You will be working in an international, science oriented team addressing diverse fields of wood science and technology at a research institution in the Zürich area with outstanding infrastructure and within a broadly interdisciplinary setting. The duration of this position is two years. The project will start January 1st 2019.

 

For further information about the position please contact Dr Mark Schubert mark.schubert@empa.chand visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s302 and Empa-Video
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts and contact details of two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.
Empa, Patricia Nitzsche, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.

 
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