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Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Machine Learning for Brain Imaging
Institution: University of Eastern Finland
Location: Finland
Duties: As our new Postdoctoral Researcher in Machine Learning in Brain Imaging, your main responsibilities will include; conducting research in The Academy of Finland-funded research project PRIMAL: Robust Framework for PRedictive IMage AnaLysis of Brain Change; authoring high-quality scientific publications
Requirements: A doctoral degree in relevant disciplines such as computer sciences, engineering, medical physics, or computational neuroscience; a strong research record with publications in top venues of the field; excellent skills in oral and written English
   
Text: Postdoctoral Researcher, Machine Learning for Brain Imaging The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for a postdoctoral researcher position on the Kuopio Campus. The position will be filled for the term of 1 January 2023 (or as agreed) to 31 March 2026. Please find more information below and submit your application  no later than 7 December 2022 . Role and salary   As our new postdoctoral researcher in Machine Learning for Brain Imaging, you will be working in the A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences at the Faculty of Health. The position is located in Kuopio, Finland.  As our new Postdoctoral Researcher in Machine Learning in Brain Imaging, your main responsibilities will include conducting research in The Academy of Finland-funded research project PRIMAL: Robust Framework for PRedictive IMage AnaLysis of Brain Change , authoring high-quality scientific publications. The postdoctoral researcher can take part in mentoring doctoral students and participate in the preparation of research projects. The Academy of Finland funded research project PRIMAL aims to develop ML methods to facilitate the prediction of brain changes and to combine information about predicted brain changes to information about risk-factors and cognitive assessments for personalised decision-making concerning brain diseases, such as dementia. Your role would be to develop supervised learning algorithms to predict brain change. The project has several national and international collaborators and research visits are expected to take place. The algorithm development is to be carried out using large databases of longitudinal brain MRI data (such as ADNI), which already exist and have been pre-processed at the site of research. The developed algorithms will then be applied to datasets available through collaboration. You will have access to outstanding computational resources, including national supercomputing facilities, for this project. You will also be part of the Neuroscience Research Community of University of Eastern Finland, which ranks highly in international rankings and incorporates developments in computational data analysis as an integral part of its strategy. The position will be filled for a term from 1 January 2023 (or as agreed) until 31 March 2026. The position will be filled for a fixed term due to it pertaining to a specific project. A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.  The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities. The salary comprises two components: a job requirement component and a personal performance component. In this position, the job requirement component is 3,044.00 euros/month, based on level 5 of the job requirement chart for teaching and research staff. The personal performance component can be a minimum of 6% and a maximum of 50% of the above-mentioned sum. Depending on the personal performance component, the salary will be approximately 3,530-3,900 €/month at the beginning of the employment relationship. Our requirements and expectations  Requirements   A doctoral degree in relevant disciplines such as computer sciences, engineering, medical physics, or computational neuroscience a strong research record with publications in top venues of the field excellent skills in oral and written English verifiable skills in machine learning (including convolutional neural networks and related approaches) applied to neuroimaging. Expectations experience with international/multidisciplinary research cooperation experience with open-source software Your benefits  You will have access to the university’s staff benefits, including  opportunity for flexible multi-location work extensive occupational health care  broad selection of staff training staff discount on lunch in our campus restaurants, as well as on a range of other services  affordable sports services and tax-free bike benefit  Please read more in the  Work at UEF section on our website .  You will have an opportunity to work in an interesting role as part of our international, creative, participatory and inclusive academic community.    Enjoy your life in Finland! Known for its cleanliness, welfare know-how, modern technology and superb education system, Finland is an exotic and safe country to work in. Please visit the  Life in Finland section on our website  to learn more.    How to apply?  Submit your application by using our electronic application form no later than 7.12.2022 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time).    Please note that you must include the following appendices in your application CV ( https://tenk.fi/en/advice-and-materials/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae ) . Please include contact information of at least two references. a list of publications ( https://www.aka.fi/en/research-funding/apply-for-funding/how-to-apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines2/list-of-publications/ ) copies of your academic degree certificates / diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to your language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas motivation letter for this position (max 1 page) Questions?    For further information on the position, please contact Professor Jussi Tohka, 358 29 4454066, jussi.tohka@uef.fi For further information on the application procedure, please contact HR-secretary Tarja Salmi, 358 29 445 8220, tarja.salmi@uef.fi University of Eastern Finland and the Faculty of Health Sciences in brief  The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We have a staff of 3,200 members, and our academic community comprises around 16,000 degree students. Our campuses are located in Joensuu and in Kuopio. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We generate research-based knowledge and make it openly accessible for the benefit of all. To learn more about our university please visit our website at   www.uef.fi/en . On our website, you’ll also find information about the university as a work community and as an employer ( https://www.uef.fi/en/article/one-university-a-thousand-stories ), as well as our employees’ career stories ( https://www.uef.fi/en/career-stories ). The Faculty of Health Sciences operates at the Kuopio Campus of the University of Eastern Finland. The Faculty is research-intensive, and its internationally recognised research activities are closely linked to the strategic research areas of the University. There are approximately 3 090 degree students and about 580 PhD students in the Faculty. 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