Scientific employee "Image based object counting in aquaculture production
Background & overview
The Research Group Aquaculture and Marine Biomimetics conducts research in the
field of fish nutrition, aquaculture system technology to improve economics
and sustainability, species diversification and microalgae production and
microalgae based added value products.
The Research Group Aquaculture and Marine Biomimetics is currently
coordinating the research project eintitled monitorshrimp, which aims to apply
digital object detection techniques to quantify the number, size and condition
of shrimp present in any given production unit. This application will lead to
a more sutainable efficient shrimp production in the future as it will allow
for example tailored feed management, faster identification of unhealthy
individuals. Within the first project year we succeeded with high efficiencies
in object detection using densitymap models. The applicant is asked to bring
in his/her knowledge to develop the present model to a more robust pre-
Master degree in artificial intelligence engineering, computer vision,
deep learning or comparable study programme
Practical experience with digital object recognition
Experience in building convolutional neural networks architecture
Expereince in writing Python Machine Learning Algorithms
Experience with image processing programs (e.g. MatLab)
Please contact Dr. Stephan Ende (email@example.com;
+49(471)4831-2733) for further information.
This is a part-time (19,5h / week) position, limited to 31.12.2022 with
option to be extended for 5 months. The salary will be paid in accordance with
the Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the Federation
(Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes, TVöD Bund), up to salary level
13. The place of employment will be Bremerhaven.
The AWI is characterised by
our scientific success - excellent research
collaboration and cooperation - intra-institute, national and
opportunities to develop – on the job, aiming at other positions and
a culture of reconciling work and family – an audited and well-supported
aspect of our operation
our outstanding research infrastructure – ships, stations, aircraft,
laboratories and more
an international environment – everyday contacts with people from all over
having an influence – fundamental research with social and political
flat hierarchies – facilitating freedom and responsibility
exciting science topics, with opportunities also in technology,
administration and infrastructure
Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy. The AWI aims
to increase the number of female employees and therefore strongly encourages
qualified women to apply.
Disabled applicants will be given preference when equal qualifications are
The AWI fosters the compatibility of work and family in various ways and has
received a number of awards as a result of this engagement.
We look forward to your application!
Please submit your application by May 31 th 2022, exclusively online.
Reference number 22/89/D/Bio-b.