The University of Coimbra (Portugal) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position in Computational  Mathematics, under the research project of FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal) titled Multi-Cam capsule endoscopy imagery : 3D capsule location and detection of abnormalities“, reference  POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028960, co-financed by national funds through FCT/MCTES and by FEDER through COMPETE 2020.  The contract is for seven months, beginning preferably in January 02,  2022 (possibility of renewal if the project is extended).


Capsule endoscopy is a non-invasive medical technology designed for the  in vivo and pain-free inspection of the interior of the gastrointestinal tract. It is a particularly important method for the examination of the small intestine, since this organ is not easily analyzed by conventional techniques. One of the difficulties of this diagnostic technique is the impossibility of knowing the precise location of the capsule when an abnormality is detected. This project aims to develop solutions to determine the location of the capsule in the gastrointestinal tract, as well as, the automatic detection of medically relevant abnormalities. The project will focus on the use of multi-camera capsules, because the existence of multiple cameras brings significant advantages for both localization and detection of abnormalities. The team of the project is multidisciplinary and involves mathematicians, electrical and computer engineers and gastroenterologists.

The focus of the research is on imaging sciences and scientific computing.  It involves   image processing, image analysis, partial differential equations, numerical analysis, optimization, visualization, and inverse problems in imaging, with applications in medicine.  


Applicants should have a PhD in Mathematics or Computational Sciences and Engineering (degree obtained until the end of May 2021).  The position obeys to the Portuguese scholarship system and the corresponding salary is 1600 per month (tax free). No teaching duties are associated with the position and the work will be developed in the Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra.


Applicants should  send  by email to  the following information :


• Letter of application and Curriculum vitae (publication list included).

Statement of research interests (one page maximum, describing concisely scientific profile/interests and the direct relation with the proposed postdoctoral position).

  Names and email-addresses of at least two scientists willing to provide references.


Period for applications:  from October 29 to November 30, 2021.


Official announcement (with details):


Contact for further information:

Isabel M. Narra Figueiredo (  ;