Postdoc position Bioinformatician Large-scale brain modeling and machine learning - Marseille, France
Bioinformatician Neurodegenerative diseases post-Doc position
Large-scale brain modeling and machine learning
A rare 2-year postdoc position opportunity for a creative innovative
Bioinformatician with a desire to play a key role in the exciting field of
neurodegenerative diseases and aging. The Bioinformatician will be
based in Marseille (Timone University Hospital Campus) and will have
the exciting challenge of combining data mining modelling algorithms
that will direct the future of neurodegenerative disorders treatments. This
is a role operating on the forefront of science that will reward the individual
through job satisfaction, both career personal development opportunities.
The position is for 1 year starting now, renewable for another year and with a
salary commensurate with experience.
Working with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, imaging specialists,
biologists, engineers, physicists and software engineers, the Bioinformatician
will work on parameter inference for connectome-based large-scale brain
network models (see The Virtual Brain http://www.thevirtualbrain.org)
(leader V Jirsa) applied to clinical brain imaging data (EEG, MEG, fMRI)
(leader M Guye) and systems biology (leader C Nguyen). In particular,
the project will involve the application and evaluation of common
Bayesian estimation techniques such as Markov-Chain Monte-Carlo
and variational schemes to high-dimensional time-series models of brain
activity. Finally, the on-site high-performance cluster will be used to
evaluate models on large datasets comprising groups of patients.
Minimum Qualifications Experience:
Doctoral degree in the field of computer science, physics, engineering
or related fields, ideally with specialization in bio-informatics or
computational neuroscience. Good communication skills in English,
both oral and written. In particular candidates should be capable of
presenting technical information and data to non-experts in a clear and
Desirable Qualifications Experience:
Candidates should be comfortable working with machine learning
techniques and programming in a data-friendly language such as
MATLAB, Python, R, Julia etc. Experience with nonlinear dynamical
systems and signal processing, which play a large role in model
construction and preprocessing, are valued but not required.
The project is proposed by the Federation Hospitalo-Universitaire
DHUNE and funded by Aix-Marseille University A*MIDEX.
To learn more about this fascinating role send your CV and covering letter to:
Prof Olivier Blin, DHUNE Coordination, Clinical Pharmacology,
Timone Hospital, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5. Email: olivier.blin [ chez ] ap-hm.fr