Postdoctoral position in machine learning and neuroimaging (Inselspital, University Hospital Bern)

Thursday 17th September 2020

Closing date: 31.11.2020

At the Support Center for Advanced Neuroimaging (SCAN), our goal is to investigate
advanced neuroimaging technologies and to develop innovations for the future. We are passionate about transforming methodological developments into clinical practice. At the Neuroradiology department of the Inselspital, patients are scanned with a variety of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging sequences, depending on the scanner used (1.5T, 3T, or 7T) and suspected disease. These sequences have a variety of different contrasts and spatial resolutions. Within the framework of an SNF Spark grant we will develop new methods for interpreting brain MR imaging with heterogeneous appearance and resolution, using techniques borrowed from convolutional neural networks as applied to problems in physics and chemistry. We are looking for a technically capable scientist with the desire to apply newly developed techniques to real-world problems.
The responsibilities

Development and implementation of novel CNN architectures for 3D segmentation of spatially inhomogenous datasets.
Testing of novel architectures versus more traditional methods, on toy datasets and real neuroimaging data
Publication of findings in technical conferences and medical imaging journals

Your profile
PhD in a scientific discipline with a strong mathematical and computational component
Experience with a deep learning framework (Tensorflow or Pytorch)
Publications with a substantial machine/deep learning component

The package

We are offering a position as a post-doc in one of the largest Neuroradiology Departments in Europe. The position is based at the Support Center for Advanced Neuroimaging, Inselspital Bern, Switzerland. Prior knowledge of medical imaging is appreciated but not required: a desire to develop solutions to real-world problems is essential. You will work in an interdisciplinary team of physicists, biomedical engineers, computer scientists and medical doctors. Depending on your interests, skills and project availability, a contract prolongation in the application of these techniques to specific diseases will be possible. The preferred start date of the fellowship is October 2020 or upon availability. We embrace diversity and equal opportunity. The official language at the Lab is English.

Organization Inselspital, University Hospital Bern
Location Bern, Switzerland
Title Postdoctoral position in machine learning and neuroimaging
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