Research Fellow of Computational Imaging

University of Tartu Institute of Physics


Available positions:2

One person can be elected to one position.
Institute of Physics


Duties and responsibilities
  • Carrying out cutting edge research in Computational Imaging (eg. fluorescence microscopy, multimodal imaging, holography, quantitative phase imaging, speckle metrology and incoherent Imaging).
  • Building upon and expanding on existing competences in UTartu, cooperating with other research teams.
  • Attending scientific conferences and presenting research results.
  • Turning fundamental research into applicable solutions and cooperating with industry.
  • Teaching and improving existing curricula in UTartu by introducing new courses in photonics and imaging technologies.
  • Supervising post-docs and PhD students.
  • Writing proposals and attracting funding on national, European, and international levels.
  • Ensuring sufficient outreach of the team to make research understandable to the general public, as well as to industry and policy makers.
Required qualifications
PhD in Physics or in a similar field or an equivalent qualification with a background in Photonics or Computational Imaging.
Required experience
  • Internationally renown research in the field of photonics, image processing, computer science or light-based imaging techniques, that includes:High proficiency in research planning and management.
    • postdoctoral experience in an R&D institution;
    • publications in high impact journals, including publications as lead author.
  • Proven track of raising private or public research funding.
  • Teaching and supervising experience at postgraduate and doctoral levels.
Required language skills
Proficiency in English

Starting at
01.04.2022, temporary contract to 30.06.2025


From 2800 euros (gross) per month, depending on qualifications and work experience. The total annual payroll from 45 000 euros, which includes employer taxes.
Additional info
Further information: project coordinator Sandhra-Mirella Valdma, sandhra-mirella.valdma [ät]

Project web site:

About university of Tartu:

About Estonia:

We offer a career opportunity to two entrepreneurial-minded academics in the field of photonics and computational imaging. By accepting the challenge, you will have an opportunity to join an interdisciplinary research group and work with the modern imaging challenges combining the science of light and computer science.

The researcher will join the CIPHR (Computational Imaging and Processing in High Resolution) ERA Chair project funded by H2020 (grant no 857627). The work will be carried out in the newly established CIPHR ERA research group under the leadership of Vijayakumar Anand at the Institute of Physics, University of Tartu.

For more information on Vijayakumar Anand's previous research:

Application documents

In order to be considered for the position, the candidate must submit to the UT Human Resources Office (email: personal [ät]; postal address: 18 Ülikooli St, Tartu 50090 ESTONIA; employees of the UT should submit their documents via intranet) following documents:

  1. a letter of application to the Rector,
  2. a curriculum vitae in the established format,
  3. a list of research publications (if necessary, enclosing copies or offprints of more important publications),
  4. a copy of a document (including its annexes) which shows the candidate to hold the required qualification (with authorized translation into Estonian, English or Russian if the credential is not in Estonian, English, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, French, Italian, Ukrainian and Belarussian languages). A candidate can be required to submit the original or a certified copy of the document (including its annexes) showing the candidate to hold the required qualification. If the candidate has acquired the higher education in question abroad, he or she may be required to submit an assessment issued by the Academic Recognition Information Centre (the Estonian ENIC/NARIC) of his or her qualification in respect of the qualification requirements for the position,
  5. a letter of motivation 1-2 pages,
  6. other materials considered relevant by the candidate (a list of such materials must be included in the application or annexed to it).

Number of copies: 1

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