Post-doctoral position in machine learning for bioimaging and bioinformatics

Post-doctoral position in machine learning for bioimaging and bioinformatics

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Mon, 03/02/2014 - 10:31

Position at the post-doctoral level for 1 year at the Systems and Modeling research unit at the GIGA Biomedical Research Center and at the Montefiore Institute of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at the University of Liège, Belgium.

Within European FP7 Marie Curie Work Programme coordinated by Prof. dr. S. Heymans (Maastricht University), we are looking for an excellent, highly competitive researcher at the post-doctoral level. He/she should have worked for at least 3 years outside Belgium during the past years.

Topic : Development & application of machine learning, image analysis, and bioinformatics techniques for high-throughput and high-content analysis for microRNA-medicines for Cardiac Metabolic Diseases.

Keywords: Machine Learning – Image Analysis – Bioimage Informatics - Bioinformatics

Environment: The GIGA Research Center with excellent research groups in biology, bioinformatics, and machine learning fields grouped together.

Project: The researcher will be working closely with a team of software developers, researchers in machine learning & bioinformatics, and biologists, to advance high-throughput automated analysis of bioimaging & microRNA data. The applicant will be involved in the application of existing algorithms and the design of novel algorithms and their large-scale evaluation for cellular image recognition and phenotype quantification to discover novel microRNAs implicated in heart failure. She/He will have access to a high-performance computing environment and various bioinformatics tools including the inhouse developed Cytomine platform able to process terabytes of imaging data.

Capacities & Experiences: Applicants should hold a PhD and have strong knowledge in machine learning, bioinformatics and/or computer vision. Programming and data analysis skills are also highly desirable. The candidates should be highly motivated, with a strong interest in large-scale biomedical applications. A working knowledge of English language is mandatory

This project is a collaborative project (exchange of people) between Maastricht University (Netherlands), Cenix Biosciences (Dresden, Germany) and SystMod (GIGA, Liège, Belgium).

Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement of research and development interests, three relevant publications, and the names and contact details of two references by e-mail (with subject “Postdoc CardiomiR”) to: raphael.maree(at); pierre.geurts(at)

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