Scientific employee "Image based object counting in aquaculture production systems" (m/f/d)

Alfred Wegener Institute


May 31, 2022


Scientific employee "Image based object counting in aquaculture production

systems" (m/f/d)

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.

Tasks 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- commercial state.


  • 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)
  • Further Information

    Please contact Dr. Stephan Ende (; +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 international, interdisciplinary
  • opportunities to develop – on the job, aiming at other positions and beyond AWI
  • 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 the world
  • having an influence – fundamental research with social and political relevance
  • 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 present.

    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.


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