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Radboudumc – Postdoc position in cognitive neuroscience, computer science

Radboud university medical center, the Netherlands

The Netherlands

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We are looking for an excellent post-doctoral research associate to develop and apply advanced statistical and machine learning methods for the analysis of passive smartphone monitoring, at Radboud university medical center, the Netherlands

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General Info

Position: Postdoc position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: October 31, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: Before 2021 or 2022
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: 2911 to 4615 Euro/Month

The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Radboud university medical center
Radboud university medical center, the Netherlands

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Qualification Details

We are looking for a postdoc with a strong interest in biological or theoretical neuroscience, and an interest in clinical applications of machine learning. Prior experience with smartphone monitoring technology as well as experience with neuroimaging data analysis techniques and software (e.g. FSL, FreeSurfer, SPM) is desirable, but not essential. Prior hands-on experience in machine learning and AI-based techniques is vital. Other highly desirable characteristics include experience with similar sources of data.In addition you possess the profile below:

  • Completion of doctoral degree in a numerate discipline such as statistics, computer science, engineering, cognitive neuroscience/psychology or other relevant field of study.
  • Highly proficient in programming in languages such as Python, R, Matlab or C++.
  • A strong academic track-record, including publications in international journals.
  • A proactive attitude, good written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Highly self-motivated, curious and enthusiastic about scientific research and will work with others in our lab and in the institute to solve problems and contribute to high-quality neuroscience investigations.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The ultimate aim of this project is to integrate quantitative measures of biology and behaviour in order to predict illness trajectories in mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder). This project is hosted by the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior at the Radboud University Medical Center (Cognitive Neuroscience department) under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Andre Marquand and Prof. Christian Beckmann and integrated into the wider academic research environment at the Donders Institute.This project has a strong and analytical focus. You will be expected to develop machine learning techniques from basic principles, including both classical statistical and machine learning techniques (e.g. Bayesian and regularization-based methods) and deep learning technology (e.g. recurrent neural networks). The successful candidate will also be expected to produce software tools to enable other researchers to take advantage of the innovations produced in this project. In addition, the project will also involve curation and quality control of large digital phenotyping datasets plus elements of multi-modal data fusion.An integral part of this international project is a two-year secondment to the University of Illinois in the USA to work with the developers of the BiAffect digital phenotyping platform (Assoc. Prof Alex Leow).Tasks and responsibilities

  • Discuss, plan and perform research in a stimulating environment.
  • Develop statistical approaches for data analysis from fundamental principles.
  • Apply these statistical models to large-scale population cohorts.
  • Publish findings in peer-reviewed journals and present at international scientific conferences.
  • Produce software tools to enable for the use of the wider scientific community.
  • Assist with the supervision of students and more junior staff.
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team of international scientists.

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Documents Required

We would like to receive your application before 31 October 2021. We will then contact you shortly. Qualified applicants are requested to send a letter describing their interest in the position, qualifications, experience and career goals, as well as a CV with full publication list and the names and contact information of two references.

When you begin employment, we will request a certificate of conduct (VOG) and, depending on the position, you may be screened. You do not need to do anything for this; we will inform you later.

Read more about our application procedure or take a look at the frequently asked questions.

About the Department

The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour is a world leading centre for cognitive neuroscience and offers a unique, multidisciplinary working and learning environment with opportunities for developing expertise in a diversity of research areas and techniques. The centre is equipped with three MRI scanners (3 x 3T) and access to a high field (7T) MR system plus a 275-channel MEG system, an EEG-TMS laboratory, several (MR-compatible) EEG systems, and high-performance computational facilities.

About the Employer: Radboud university medical center, the Netherlands

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Contact details

All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Andre Marquand, associate professor. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

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