Jobs

Postdoctoral Researcher

Employer

Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital of Sorbonne University

Location

Paris, France

Principal Investigator

Harald Hampel

Contact

Please send a brief letter of motivation and a 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's precision medicine (GRC-APM) at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital under the supervision of Harald Hampel, holder of AXA Research Fund & Sorbonne University Chair « sur le dépistage de la maladie d’Alzheimer».

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 efficiently coding analytical methods and building internal capabilities and gears for these methods. The biomedical research engineer would be expected to to regularly monitor and assess data quality for on-going projects and provide feedback to collaborators.

Duties include:

  • To develop MRI pipelines and data analyses, particularly DTI data.
  • To integrate DTI data with structural MRI and functional MRI measures.
  • To support researchers in the team during the scientific writing process.

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

Desired qualifications:

  • Experienced processing 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.

Education & experience

Ph.D. related to neuroimaging or master's degree in biomedical research, engineering, or related field. Two years of relevant experience is highly desirable.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Statistical knowledge.
  • 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.