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Kortrijk, BE

Job ID:  362

Internship: Virtual Clinical Observers

Barco designs technology that makes everyday life a little better. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). With a team of over 3,600 employees, located all around the globe, we realized sales of 1,082.6 million euro in 2019. 

Background of Barco Healthcare


Barco develops high-precision medical display systems to bring enhanced visualization and diagnosis across the healthcare enterprise, including radiology, mammography, surgery, pathology, clinical review imaging and dentistry. Barco's full line of color and grayscale diagnostic displays, display controllers and softcopy Quality Assurance (QA) tools facilitate confident diagnoses while guaranteeing perfect image quality over time and across displays. Next to this Barco is also an important player in the Digital Operating Room market with the Barco NEXXIS platform, a unique image management solution that builds on the IP network to ensure complete integration of all devices in and beyond the operating room. 




Virtual Clinical Trials (VCTs) involve simulating the clinical trial process from start to finish. VCTs help to determine which clinical trials are the most relevant. Processes which usually take months to complete can now be simulated in a much shorter time frame and with more variability involved.  

Barco is currently working on a VCT pipeline for dermatology (VCT-Derma). This consists of a model of the skin, a dermatoscope device, and a virtual clinical observer. The virtual clinical observer is representative of a dermatologist and should effectively be able to analyse an image of a lesion and provide necessary feedback related to its malignancy. 


Key responsibilities


  • You have to help in the development, testing and the validation of the virtual clinical observer module
  • You will be required to compare different techniques as well, in order to gauge their effectiveness
  • You will also be fully integrated into the R&D team and will contribute actively to the further development of the VCT-Derma pipeline





  • You must have knowledge of Python 

  • You must have experience with scripting and automation 

  • You are interested in Computer Vision and/or Machine Learning 

  • You have an open and enthusiastic attitude 

  • You are creative 

  • You have an analytical and methodical thinking and way of working 

  • You can write and speak English 


About internships at Barco


  • The Technology and Innovation group of Barco Healthcare specialises in designing, testing and validating new display technologies and imaging system components specifically for life-critical healthcare applications. 
  • Internships within the Technology and Innovation group consist of 3 to 6 months working fulltime in the lab environment, interacting with the multi-national, multi-disciplinary R&D teams. 
  • During your internship you will be guided by our engineers who are world-experts in the field of medical display image quality. You will have the possibility to work together with them to bring the future to today’s medical imaging technology. 
  • You will also have the opportunity to contribute to cutting edge research by applying your technical knowledge, and you will have ample opportunity and support for developing your industrial writing and presentation skills. 
  • We are a lively and international group, including nationalities from Europe and around the world. Our past interns have come from a variety of countries, including students from Belgium, France, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Lithuania and even Indonesia.