Postdoc in bioimage informatics microRNA therapeutics

Job Advertisement: 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: p.geurts@ulg.ac.be

Related links:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/people?callIdentifier=FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP
http://www.montefiore.ulg.ac.be/systmod
http://www.giga.ulg.ac.be
http://www.cytomine.be/
http://www.montefiore.ulg.ac.be/~maree
http://www.montefiore.ulg.ac.be/~geurts