Scientific Engineer F/M Treatment and Processing of Neuroimaging data with Applications to Neuroscience and Neurosurgery

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November 23, 2022
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2022-05503 - Scientific Engineer F/M Treatment and Processing of Neuroimaging data with Applications to Neuroscience and Neurosurgery

Renewable contract : Oui

Level of qualifications required : Graduate degree or equivalent

Other valued qualifications : a PhD in neuroscience or computer science will be valued

Fonction : Temporary scientific engineer

About the research centre or Inria department

Located at the heart of the main national research and higher education cluster, member of the Université Paris Saclay, a major actor in the French Investments for the Future Programme (Idex, LabEx, IRT, Equipex) and partner of the main establishments present on the plateau, the centre is particularly active in three major areas: data and knowledge; safety, security and reliability; modelling, simulation and optimisation (with priority given to energy).

The 450 researchers and engineers from Inria and its partners who work in the research centre's 28 teams, the 60 research support staff members, the high- level equipment at their disposal (image walls, high-performance computing clusters, sensor networks), and the privileged relationships with prestigious industrial partners, all make Inria Saclay Île-de-France a key research centre in the local landscape and one that is oriented towards Europe and the world.

Context

The main goal of this position is to harness the latest advances on machine learning-based neuroimage processing technologies to improve function- preserving brain tumour resection. Identifying eloquent brain regions is fundamental to performing tumour resection while preserving a maximum level of cognitive function.

The engineering position will work at the intersection of Inria and the AP-HP Parisian hospital conglomerate. The goal of the engineer will be to design, test, and improve processing pipelines that are performed during pre and post- surgically and thus facilitate research performed on such images. In addition, the engineer will work with large-scale human datasets in order to perform and facilitate tasks of transfer learning from human neuroimaging datasets to medical research.

The main tools on which this work will be based are within the python neuroimaigng ecosystem. NiLearn, DiPy, Nipype

Assignment

Assignments : With the help of D. Wassermann, PI of the ANR grant MICBrainPres, the recruited person will be taken to drive and develop pipelines for conditioning and analysing neuroimaging data. This will entail driving collaborations between cognitive neuroscientist and computer scientists and conduct independent research in evidence-driven neuroscience.

Main activities

Examples of activities:

  • Analyse the requirements of our cognitive and medical neuroscientific partners, specifically in the area of cortical specialization and systems neuroscience.
  • Propose original neuroscience research which can be formalised into a logical protocol to imporve its reproducibility
  • Collaborate with a team of PhD students, Post-docs, and masters students in developing methodological resarch in neuroscience applications.
  • Skills

    Technical skills and level required : Analysis of neuroimaging data, knowledge in neuroanatomy,

    Desired skills: Machine Learning, discrete mathematics, programming language theory, data analytics, databases. Python programming and version control through Git/Github will be appreciated

    Languages : Good English conversational and written skills

    Relational skills : good Interpersonal Abilities and Problem- Solving/Reasoning/Creativity

    Benefits package
  • Subsidized meals
  • Partial reimbursement of public transport costs
  • Leave: 7 weeks of annual leave + 10 extra days off due to RTT (statutory reduction in working hours) + possibility of exceptional leave (sick children, moving home, etc.)
  • Possibility of teleworking (after 6 months of employment) and flexible organization of working hours
  • Professional equipment available (videoconferencing, loan of computer equipment, etc.)
  • Social, cultural and sports events and activities
  • Access to vocational training
  • Social security coverage
  • General Information
  • Theme/Domain : Data and Knowledge Representation and Processing Biologie et santé, Sciences de la vie et de la terre (BAP A)

  • Town/city : Palaiseau

  • Inria Center : CRI Saclay - Île-de-France
  • Starting date : 2023-01-01
  • Duration of contract : 12 months
  • Deadline to apply : 2022-11-23
  • Contacts
  • Inria Team : MIND
  • Recruiter : Wassermann Demian / demian.wassermann@inria.fr
  • The keys to success

    The ideal candidate will have

  • Prior work in the field of neuroimaging
  • Good skills in computer science and or statistics
  • Teamwork preference,
  • Vocation for cross-disciplinary work
  • Essential qualities in order to fulfil this assignment are feeling at ease in an environment of scientific dynamics and wanting to learn and listen.
  • Passionate about innovation, with expertise in Python development and strong influencing skills.
  • About Inria

    Inria is the French national research institute dedicated to digital science and technology. It employs 2,600 people. Its 200 agile project teams, generally run jointly with academic partners, include more than 3,500 scientists and engineers working to meet the challenges of digital technology, often at the interface with other disciplines. The Institute also employs numerous talents in over forty different professions. 900 research support staff contribute to the preparation and development of scientific and entrepreneurial projects that have a worldwide impact.

    Instruction to apply

    Defence Security : This position is likely to be situated in a restricted area (ZRR), as defined in Decree No. 2011-1425 relating to the protection of national scientific and technical potential (PPST).Authorisation to enter an area is granted by the director of the unit, following a favourable Ministerial decision, as defined in the decree of 3 July 2012 relating to the PPST. An unfavourable Ministerial decision in respect of a position situated in a ZRR would result in the cancellation of the appointment.

    Recruitment Policy : As part of its diversity policy, all Inria positions are accessible to people with disabilities.

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