Vacancies 98921-Postdoc-Develop-statistical-and-machine-learning-tools-for-neuroimaging-and-smartphone-monitor

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About the position

  • 36 hours per week
  • Temporary
  • 3 years
  • Salary scale 10
  • min € 2911 - max € 4615 gross per month for full-time employment
  • Deadline: 9 July 2021

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Job description

We have multiple vacancies for excellent post-doctoral research associates to work on various projects focusing on the development and application of advanced statistical and machine learning methods for the analysis of clinical neuroimaging data and for the analysis of measurements derived from...

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Job description

We have multiple vacancies for excellent post-doctoral research associates to work on various projects focusing on the development and application of advanced statistical and machine learning methods for the analysis of clinical neuroimaging data and for the analysis of measurements derived from smartphone monitoring (‘digital phenotyping’) data.

The projects are 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. The positions are for 36 months, and should begin in 2021.
 
At a high level, the focus of these projects is to develop novel statistical and pattern recognition approaches for analyzing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data (structural MRI, functional MRI, connectivity), smartphone digital phenotyping data (providing quantitative measurements of behaviour) or both via multi-modal data fusion. Many of the projects also have a focus on applications to mental health disorders (e.g. autism, depression, bipolar disorder). The successful applicants will develop and apply a range of techniques, spanning both classical statistical approaches (e.g. classical and Bayesian analysis methods) and machine learning methods (e.g. kernel methods, matrix factorization techniques, supervised/unsupervised and deep learning) to neuroimaging and digital phenotyping data. The successful applicants will also then produce software tools to enable other researchers to take advantage of the innovations produced in these projects. The projects are all highly interdisciplinary and integrate machine learning and statistics with cognitive neuroimaging and clinical neuroscience. Therefore, a keen interest in cognitive or clinical neuroscience is highly desirable.
 
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.


Department

You will work in the Cognitive Neuroscience ( CNS ) department of the Donders Institute of Brain, Cognition and Behavior in Nijmegen. The department for cognitive neuroscience aims to understand the development and function of the nervous system in health and disease with a special focus on...

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Department

You will work in the Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS) department of the Donders Institute of Brain, Cognition and Behavior in Nijmegen. The department for cognitive neuroscience aims to understand the development and function of the nervous system in health and disease with a special focus on neurodevelopmental, stress related and sensory disorders.

Research Institutes
At the moment there are more than 1,300 PhD candidates at our medical hospital. This number includes PhD candidates on our pay roll as well as external candidates (those employed somewhere else but researching on our premises).

  • Radboud Institute for Health Sciences: ± 700
  • Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences: ± 400
  • Donders Center for Medical Neurosciences: ± 200
Read what it is like to do a PhD at the Radboud University Medical Center.

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Radboud university medical center is a university medical center for patient care, scientific research, and education in Nijmegen. Radboud university medical center strives to be at the forefront of shaping the healthcare of the future. We do this in a person-centered and innovative way, and in close collaboration with our network. We want to have a significant impact on healthcare. We want to improve with each passing day, continuously working towards better healthcare, research, and education. And gaining a better understanding of how diseases arise and how we can prevent, treat, and cure them, day in and day out. This way, every patient always receives the best healthcare, now and in the future. Because that is why we do what we do.

Read more about our strategy and what working at Radboud university medical center means. Our colleagues would be happy to tell you about it. #weareradboudumc


Profile

We are looking for highly self-motivated candidates who are curious and enthusiastic about scientific research and who will work with others in our lab and in the institute to solve problems and contribute to high-quality neuroscience investigations.

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Profile

We are looking for highly self-motivated candidates who are curious and enthusiastic about scientific research and who will work with others in our lab and in the institute to solve problems and contribute to high-quality neuroscience investigations.

Mandatory skills/training:

  • 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 be able to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team.
Desirable skills/training:
  • Experience with neuroimaging data analysis techniques and software (e.g. FSL, FreeSurfer, SPM).
  • A strong interest in biological or theoretical neuroscience.
  • An interest in clinical applications of machine learning.
  • Prior experience with smartphone monitoring technology.

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Terms of employment

Working at Radboud university medical center means that you are ahead of the curve and working together on the healthcare of the future. But there is more. Our secondary terms of employment are impressive. These are fully tailored to you thanks to our Employment Conditions Selection Model. At...

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Terms of employment

Working at Radboud university medical center means that you are ahead of the curve and working together on the healthcare of the future. But there is more. Our secondary terms of employment are impressive. These are fully tailored to you thanks to our Employment Conditions Selection Model. At Radboud university medical center, you will be given trust, and you will take the responsibility to handle everything together. We provide annual courses, both professional and personal.

  • In addition to your monthly salary and an annual vacation allowance of 8%, you will receive an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • If you work irregular hours, you will receive an allowance.
  • As a full-time employee (36 hours per week), you are entitled to approximately 168 vacation hours (over 23 days) per year.
  • Radboud university medical center pays 70% of the pension premium. You pay the rest of the premium with your gross salary.
  • You get a discount on health insurance as well: you can take advantage of two group health insurance plans. UMC Zorgverzekering and CZ collectief.
In addition to our terms of employment, we also offer employees various other attractive facilities, such as childcare and sports facilities. Want to learn more? Take a look at the Cao UMC.


Application procedure

We would like to receive your application before 9 July 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...

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Application procedure

We would like to receive your application before 9 July 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.

What else can you expect?

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. 
 
Radboud university medical center is an employer that welcomes everyone. Every colleague brings valuable experience, expertise, and creativity. We believe in the benefits of a diverse and inclusive organization. #weareradboudumc

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We are recruiting for this vacancy ourselves. We only accept applications directly from the applicants themselves, but intermediaries are welcome to share our vacancies in their networks.​


Contact

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

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Contact

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

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