About us:

Laboratory for Ophthalmic Image Analysis (OPTIMA) is an interdisciplinary research lab composed of retinal specialists, computer scientists and software engineers, developing innovative image analysis methods for precision medicine in retinal disease. Our research focus lies on the quantitative analysis of state-of-the-art ophthalmic imaging data, in particular OCT, and the development of prognostic disease models for improved patient management in leading eye diseases. The lab has access to extremely large sets of ophthalmic images and is well-equipped with a dedicated high-performance computing cluster containing the latest generation GPUs.

The group keeps close collaboration with several high-performance academic research institutions, as well as partnership with imaging device and pharmaceutical companies.

The Medical University of Vienna is an international center of excellence and one of the largest research institutions in Europe located at the heart of historic Vienna. Vienna has recently been named the world's most liveable city for the tenth time!.

We welcome applications for:

Postdoc in Medical Image Computing (full time)

We are seeking exceptionally motivated postdoc computer scientists to strengthen our interdisciplinary retinal image analysis tea. You will be leading exciting projects in machine learning for healthcare, at the interface of engineering and medicine. The focus of the research project is on automated characterization of retinal pathology from 3D optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of human eye, and on learning and predicting patient-specific disease progression from very large-scale multimodal imaging and electronic health records data sets.

The successful candidate will be immersed into an interdisciplinary environment working closely with a team of computer scientists, software engineers and medical doctors. Advancements will have a real world impact on clinical management of patients suffering from retinal diseases, a leading cause of blindness today

Your profile:

  • PhD degree (or soon to be completed) in a relevant discipline (computer science, applied mathematics or related field)
  • Strong background in machine and deep learning, medical image analysis or computer vision
  • Relevant publication record in the field
  • Excellent programming skills (Python, Julia, C/C++)
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, as well as written and oral communication skills in English are essential


  • Your cover letter with a summary of your previous and present scientific activities and your motivations
  • CV
  • The 2 most significant publications
  • Contact information of three references

The position is opened immediately until filled, early applications will be given priority.

Please send applications to: hrvoje.bogunovic (at) meduniwien.ac.at