Postdoctoral position in image analysis for multi-scale mapping of the human brain (BRAIN Initiative)

Thursday 4th June 2020

Closing date: when position is filled

Description: A postdoctoral position in image analysis for multi-scale mapping of the human brain (BRAIN Initiative) is available for immediate application at the Laboratory for Computational Neuroimaging, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

The Laboratory for Computational Neuroimaging (LCN) is seeking to fill a postdoctoral position in image analysis as part of an exciting NIH project titled: “Open-source software for multi-scale mapping of the human brain”, awarded to Drs. J. Eugenio Iglesias and Bruce Fischl as part of the BRAIN Initiative. The project aims to create tools for ex vivo brain MRI analysis, laminar analysis, MRI-histology integration, and surface-based sampling, using machine learning techniques. The ultimate goal is to make these tools available to other BRAIN Initiative sites and the research community in general, by integrate them tools into FreeSurfer, the open-source suite distributed by the LCN, which has nearly 50,000 worldwide licenses.

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to develop machine learning and image analysis methods for this project. The postholder will work with Drs. Iglesias and Fischl to develop the new tools, and also closely collaborate with a software engineer to integrate them with FreeSurfer. The postholder will also interact with our collaborators at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, which will play the role of use case for the tools.

This project provides an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher at the interface between machine learning, medical image analysis and neuroscience, with a huge potential impact on the neuroimaging field.


Applicants should have:

- A Ph.D. degree in computer vision, neuroimaging, or biomedical engineering/image analysis. Applicants with degrees in related areas (e.g., Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics) will also be considered. Applicants close to submission of their PhD thesis will be considered as well.
- Strong mathematical and problem solving abilities.
- Expertise in programming, at least with high-level languages / packages.
- An established publication track record.
- Ideally, experience with one/some of the following: neuroimaging, deep learning, image registration.

The position is available in summer 2020, and applications will be reviewed as they arrive. The duration of the contract is two years, with possibility of further extension.

For applications, please send the following documents to jiglesiasgonzalez@mgh.harvard.edu:
- A cover letter (maximum 1 page)
- CV (maximum 4 pages)
- List of publications

Organization Martinos Center, MGH & Harvard Medical School
Location Boston, USA
Title postdoctoral position in image analysis for multi-scale mapping of the human brain (BRAIN Initiative) 
URL https://sites.google.com/site/jeiglesias/news/postdocpositionavailableinboston
Email Address iglesias@mgh.harvard.edu