A job opening for the position of a researcher has been announced in the multimedia lab of Ghent University, Belgium. The activities of Multimedia Lab in basic/fundamental research (e.g., development of new algorithms for multimedia coding/decoding) are at the basis of other, rather application-driven, research activities (e.g., exploitation of scalable video compression in iDTV applications).

The main research topics that are dealt with by Multimedia Lab can be summarized as follows:
- Video coding and compression
- Image/video processing and analysis
- Multimedia content adaptation
- Metadata technology
- Gaming technology
- Standardization in the domain of multimedia applications and systems

Job description:
- The researcher will participate in application-driven research projects (funded by the European Union, national funding agencies, and/or industrial partners).
- The researcher will develop new concepts and applications in the field of expertise of the research group Multimedia Lab.

Candidate Profile:
- You are a dynamic person.
- You have a Master degree, preferably in Computer Science, Informatics, Electronics, Mathematics.
- You are interested in multimedia applications and you are willing to participate in application-driven research projects in this field.
- You have in-depth knowledge of at least one of the following computer languages: C, C++, C#, Java, PHP.
- You are able to work independently and accurately.
- You have good communication skills, written as well as oral.
- You have a very good knowledge of the English language (written and oral).
- Occasionaly, you are willing to work during weekends of evenings.

Contact person Multimedia Lab
Rik Van de Walle, PhD
(Senior Full Professor)
t: +32 9 331 49 14
e: rik.vandewalle@ugent.be

Application and evaluation:
Please send your application file before February 28, 2011 to
Rik Van de Walle, PhD
Ghent University - IBBT
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Department of Electronics and Information Systems
Multimedia Lab
Gaston Crommenlaan 8 bus 201, B-9050 Ledeberg-Ghent, Belgium

The application file must contain:
- an application letter;
- your curriculum vitae;
- a short motivation (max. one page in which you state why you are applying for the job position.

More detailed information about the activities of Multimedia Lab can be found via job opening link.

Note: Application deadline for the Job opening for Research Position, Multimedia Lab, Belgium is 28 February, 2011.

Please mention scholarships4phd.blogspot.com on your application while applying for this scholarship.

DISCLAIMER: The job was originally posted on the European Commission Job portal, dated 23/01/2011 12.43, Job ID-33656010

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