The Visual Inference Lab (led by Prof. Stefan Roth, Ph.D.) at the Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is offering a position as

Research Associate/PostDoc in Computer Vision & Machine Learning

initially limited to two years, with the option of extension.

The Visual Inference Lab ( carries out leading research in various areas of computer vision with an emphasis on using and developing statistical methods and machine learning approaches. We develop models and algorithms, e.g., for semantic image analysis, motion estimation from videos, object recognition and tracking, as well as image restoration. Furthermore, we work on the foundations of (deep) learning in computer vision. Our open and internationally oriented team has access to state-of-the-art facilities enabling outstanding research. Moreover, we provide many opportunities to work with international collaboration partners from academia and industry through our joint research projects. TU Darmstadt is one of the leading technical universities in Germany and is one of Europe’s strongest institutions in the area of artificial intelligence.

Apart from conducting research in the research areas of the lab, the tasks of the position include co-advising of doctoral students as well as scientific services in research and teaching in close coordination with the team. The fulfillment of these duties likewise enables the scientific qualification of the candidate.

Your profile:

  • Outstanding doctorate in computer vision or machine learning
  • A strong publication record in the top vision and/or learning conferences (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NIPS, ICML, ICLR) is a prerequisite
  • Very good knowledge of English
  • Experience with supervision of student projects/theses
  • High intrinsic motivation, reliability, creativity, as well as the ability to discuss, formulate, and present scientific results in English
  • Significant potential for outstanding, independent research on challenging scientific problems as well as the ability for teamwork

TU Darmstadt is an autonomous university with broad research excellence, an interdisciplinary profile and a clear focus on engineering and information and communication technology. The Department of Computer Science is one of the leading departments of TU Darmstadt and regularly ranks among the best CS departments in Germany.

The fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

Your application should contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae, as well as diplomas and transcripts (PhD, Master, Bachelor, as well as high school). Additionally, please include your three most important publications/papers. Your cover letter should discuss your motivation and qualification for the position. Moreover, please name at least two references, who would be willing to supply letters of recommendation. Please send electronic applications (in the form of a single PDF), referencing the code no., to Prof. Stefan Roth, Ph.D. (email: Alternatively, applications on paper can be sent to TU Darmstadt, Prof. Stefan Roth, Ph.D, Fachbereich Informatik, Fachgebiet Visuelle Inferenz, Hochschulstr. 10, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany.

Code No. 753

Published on

December 17, 2019

Application deadline

January 31, 2020