PhD Candidate or Post-Doctoral, IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid, Spain

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PhD Candidate or Post-Doctoral: IMDEA Materials Institute is seeking a motivated PhD candidate or Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join a cutting-edge research project, METALIA. This project aims to develop advanced materials through additive manufacturing, with a focus on applying artificial intelligence to enhance X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT) techniques. This position offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic, international environment and contribute to pioneering research in material science and AI.

PhD Candidate or Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Artificial Intelligence for X-Ray Computed Tomography Enhancement

Designation: PhD Candidate / Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Research Area: Artificial Intelligence, Material Science, X-ray Computed Tomography

Location: IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid, Spain


  • For PhD candidates: Recent Master’s graduates (or soon to graduate) in machine learning, computer science, material science, or related fields with excellent academic records. Pursuing a PhD in the application of AI for image processing is expected.
  • For Post-doctoral candidates: Individuals with experience in AI applied to material science and/or XCT. A solid background in AI, machine learning, data analysis, and image processing is required.
  • Proficiency in programming, preferably in Python.
  • Full proficiency in English (oral and written).

Job Description: The selected candidate will be involved in:

  • Enhancing XCT capabilities through AI for volume reconstruction, noise reduction, and defect segmentation.
  • Collaborating closely with industrial stakeholders and working as part of a team.
  • Developing and implementing AI-based tools for improving XCT pre- and post-processing.
  • Analyzing data and contributing to the advancement of the METALIA project.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae, a brief cover letter highlighting their motivation for the role, and academic credentials via email to the IMDEA Materials Institute’s recruitment department. Please include “AI/XCT Research Position Application” in the subject line of your email.

Last Date for Apply: The position is open until filled. Applications are processed upon reception, and the position may close ten working days after publication. Early application is encouraged to ensure consideration.

IMDEA Materials Institute offers a stimulating work environment, opportunities for professional growth, commitment to equal opportunities, and training in both technical and transversal skills. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including women and those from diverse backgrounds.



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