Jobs

Biomedical Research Engineer

Employer

Pitié-Salpêtrière University-Hospital

Location

Paris, France

Principal Investigator

Harald Hampel

Contact

Please send a brief letter of motivation and your detailed CV as one pdf (<2MB) to patrizia.chiesa@icm-institute.org.

Description

The successful applicant will work in the group of clinical research on Alzheimer Precision Medicine (GRC-APM) at the site of Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital of Sorbonne University under the supervision of Professor Harald Hampel, holder of AXA Research Fund & Sorbonne University Chair.

The GRC-APM has as its main objective the advancements in detecting, treating, and preventing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by the implementation of a precision medicine (PM) strategy. The successful applicant will be tasked with coding in efficient ways analytical methods and build internal capabilities and gears for these methods. He/she would also be responsible for setting up and running statistical and neuroimaging analysis pipelines for scientific studies. It would be expected for the biomedical research engineer to regularly monitor and assess data quality for ongoing projects and provide feedback to collaborators.

Duties include:

  • To develop MRI pipelines and data analyses in particular DTI data and their integration with structural MRI and functional MRI.
  • To support researchers in the team during the scientific writing process.
  • To manage the internal database, which may include the development of new user interfaces.

Position length: The position is supported for four years. However, candidates will be appointed for one year, with an extension possible based on progress.

Salary: €2,183 gross / month.

Requirements

  • Experienced in processing structural MRI and DTI neuroimaging data.
  • Demonstrated high level capacity for scripting with different languages, such as Python, R, MATLAB.
  • Familiarity with system administration, project and neuroimaging data management.
  • Familiarity with neurological concepts and/or experience with Alzheimer’s disease is desirable.
  • Ability to integrate multimodal data, including neuroimaging data, biological markers and genetic data will be appreciated.
  • A master's degree as a biomedical research engineer or related field is required. Two years of relevant experience is highly desirable though not necessary

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to learn and utilize relational databases, data integration, and statistics.
  • Strong written and oral English communication skills.
  • Ability to understand scientific literature, experimental procedures and their limitations, and current needs of the research community, as applied in clinical neuroscience and neuroimaging research.