Acaba de ofertarse un puesto de trabajo para realizar la tesis doctoral en morfometría de primates, incluyendo humanos en la Universidad Paul Sabatier (Touluse, Francia). Para los interesados os adjuntamos la información:
The Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse 3), Toulouse, France, is seeking to recruit a doctoral researcher in the field of skeletal morphometrics in human and non-human primates. The fellow will work mainly in the Université Paul Sabatier (both the ?Institut de Recherches en Informatique de Toulouse? and the Laboratoire Anthropologie Biologique) and in the Université de la Méditerranée (Marseille). The
ideal candidate would be a computer scientist who has research interests focused on matching of three dimensional (3D) point sets between pairs of surfaces, or between surface meshes. The position requires a good knowledge of non-rigid and rigid registration of surfaces. The fellow will concentrate his research on the representation in 3D and the uncertainty of estimated transforms (by error estimation) as well as on differences between point-based and feature-based (curves, surfaces) similarity measures.
The position is supported by the European FP6 Marie Curie Programme. The researcher will have access to laboratory space, computing equipment, relevant analytical software and computed tomography data of cross-sectional fetal, neonatal and postnatal samples of H. sapiens, as well as postnatal samples of Pan paniscus (Bonobo), Pan troglodytes (Chimpanzee) and South African fossil hominids.
Mobility is essential, since the researcher would be required to travel between Toulouse and Marseille, in the South of France. She/he will also be required to spend time with other groups involved in the European Virtual Anthropology Network, as well as participate in international conferences, training courses, workshops and seminars organised by the network. The project will focus on the three dimensional assessment of the spatial relationships between various dental and skeletal components of the head in order to reveal mechanisms of development and evolution. Forensic medicine will represent another important application of the project and will consist in the analysis of some infra-cranial skeletal parts (mainly the pelvis). Experience in methods, models and tools for the analysis of virtual objects will be advantageous.
Información en: http://www.morphometrics.org/jobs.html