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Research Assistant/Associate in AI and Neuroinformatics (Fixed Term)

Tue, 04/06/2024 - 00:00

A Research Assistant or Research Associate (post-doc) position in AI and Neuroinformatics is available to work with Prof Zoe Kourtzi (Adaptive Brain Lab, University of Cambridge; https://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk) and Prof Eleni Vasilaki (University of Sheffield).

The position will focus on developing AI-guided tools for understanding brain processes and improving early detection of brain and mental health disorders. This position is well-suited for candidates eager to develop and translate theoretical AI models into practical solutions that can be deployed in clinical settings.

The successful candidate will engage in developing AI models to synthesise and analyse diverse data sets, including brain imaging, genetic, cognitive, and epidemiological data. The research activity is at the core of a Wellcome Trust funded Innovator Award that brings together multidisciplinary experts in neuroscience, machine learning, clinical practice, clinical informatics with healthcare innovation (and pharmaceutical industry partners (AstraZeneca).

Our work on early prediction of dementia has already gathered significant media interest (e.g. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-57934589) and has potential to deliver transformative applications in clinical practice.

You will receive multi-disciplinary research training at the interface of machine learning, neuroscience, and clinical translation. You will be an integrated member of the AI-deas Hub for brain and mental health (https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/AI-deas-launch). The Hub fosters collaborations between mathematics, statistics, computer science, medicine and industry (e.g. AstraZeneca) aiming to develop analytics tools for healthcare. You will work with teams at the Alan Turing Institute (https://www.turing.ac.uk), and the Data Science and Neuroscience teams at AstraZeneca.

Desired Skills and Experience:

Applicants should have a MRes or PhD (or have submitted by the time of appointment) together with a strong academic track record, in a relevant area: Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Data Science, Biostatistics, Neuroscience, or Medicine.

A strong academic track record and programming skills are essential.

Experience with machine learning, data science, computational neuroscience, biostatistics, or clinical neuroscience are highly desirable.

Strong mathematical skills, knowledge of neural ODEs/SDEs or recurrent neural networks, and a focus on explainable machine learning models, would bring added value to the position.

The successful applicant should demonstrate enthusiasm for generating new knowledge, openness to learning new approaches, and ability to contribute to a multidisciplinary team across sectors (academia, healthcare, industry).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For informal inquiries, please contact Professor Zoe Kourtzi at zk240@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: Tuesday 25th June 2024 at 12 Midnight

Interviews: To be confirmed

Please quote reference PJ41924 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Research Assistant/Associate in AI and Neuroinformatics (Fixed Term)

Tue, 04/06/2024 - 00:00

A Research Assistant or Research Associate (post-doc) position in AI and Neuroinformatics is available to work with Prof Zoe Kourtzi (Adaptive Brain Lab, University of Cambridge; https://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk) and Prof Eleni Vasilaki (University of Sheffield).

The position will focus on developing AI-guided tools for understanding brain processes and improving early detection of brain and mental health disorders. This position is well-suited for candidates eager to develop and translate theoretical AI models into practical solutions that can be deployed in clinical settings.

The successful candidate will engage in developing AI models to synthesise and analyse diverse data sets, including brain imaging, genetic, cognitive, and epidemiological data. The research activity is at the core of a Wellcome Trust funded Innovator Award that brings together multidisciplinary experts in neuroscience, machine learning, clinical practice, clinical informatics with healthcare innovation (and pharmaceutical industry partners (AstraZeneca).

Our work on early prediction of dementia has already gathered significant media interest (e.g. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-57934589) and has potential to deliver transformative applications in clinical practice.

You will receive multi-disciplinary research training at the interface of machine learning, neuroscience, and clinical translation. You will be an integrated member of the AI-deas Hub for brain and mental health (https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/AI-deas-launch). The Hub fosters collaborations between mathematics, statistics, computer science, medicine and industry (e.g. AstraZeneca) aiming to develop analytics tools for healthcare. You will work with teams at the Alan Turing Institute (https://www.turing.ac.uk), and the Data Science and Neuroscience teams at AstraZeneca.

Desired Skills and Experience:

Applicants should have a MRes or PhD (or have submitted by the time of appointment) together with a strong academic track record, in a relevant area: Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Data Science, Biostatistics, Neuroscience, or Medicine.

A strong academic track record and programming skills are essential.

Experience with machine learning, data science, computational neuroscience, biostatistics, or clinical neuroscience are highly desirable.

Strong mathematical skills, knowledge of neural ODEs/SDEs or recurrent neural networks, and a focus on explainable machine learning models, would bring added value to the position.

The successful applicant should demonstrate enthusiasm for generating new knowledge, openness to learning new approaches, and ability to contribute to a multidisciplinary team across sectors (academia, healthcare, industry).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For informal inquiries, please contact Professor Zoe Kourtzi at zk240@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: Tuesday 25th June 2024 at 12 Midnight

Interviews: To be confirmed

Please quote reference PJ41924 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Research Assistant / Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Tue, 28/05/2024 - 00:00

The post, funded by an industrial contract with Shionogi, is based in the CLiC (Cambridge Laboratory for research on impulsive and compulsive disorders) directed by Professor David Belin at the Department of Psychology of the University of Cambridge.

The successful candidate will join a highly active research group in which they will take part in a programme of research that aims to establish the therapeutic potential (and underlying mechanism of action) of two new small molecules for the treatment of drug (heroin, cocaine, alcohol) use disorder.

The successful applicant will work alongside a post-doctoral researcher and a PhD student with whom they will carry out longitudinal studies using innovative behavioural procedures combined with pharmacology, molecular biology and circuit neuroscience techniques.

The successful applicant will ideally have a special interest in the neural mechanisms of addiction and prior experience in Behavioural Pharmacology.

The successful applicant will join a highly dynamic and interactive group (comprising three postdoctoral fellows, three PhD students, and a lab manager) passionate about the psychological and neural basis of vulnerability to develop compulsive disorders.

At the CLiC, the successful candidate will have many opportunities to acquire a large array of Behavioural Neuroscience techniques and develop a rich culture in Behavioural Pharmacology and Behavioural Neuroscience in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For informal inquiries, please contact David Belin at bdb26@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: Thursday 20th June 2024 at 12 Midnight

Interviews: Thursday 27th / Friday 28th June

Please quote reference PJ41822 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Categories: Jobs and Studentships

Research Assistant / Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Tue, 28/05/2024 - 00:00

The post, funded by an industrial contract with Shionogi, is based in the CLiC (Cambridge Laboratory for research on impulsive and compulsive disorders) directed by Professor David Belin at the Department of Psychology of the University of Cambridge.

The successful candidate will join a highly active research group in which they will take part in a programme of research that aims to establish the therapeutic potential (and underlying mechanism of action) of two new small molecules for the treatment of drug (heroin, cocaine, alcohol) use disorder.

The successful applicant will work alongside a post-doctoral researcher and a PhD student with whom they will carry out longitudinal studies using innovative behavioural procedures combined with pharmacology, molecular biology and circuit neuroscience techniques.

The successful applicant will ideally have a special interest in the neural mechanisms of addiction and prior experience in Behavioural Pharmacology.

The successful applicant will join a highly dynamic and interactive group (comprising three postdoctoral fellows, three PhD students, and a lab manager) passionate about the psychological and neural basis of vulnerability to develop compulsive disorders.

At the CLiC, the successful candidate will have many opportunities to acquire a large array of Behavioural Neuroscience techniques and develop a rich culture in Behavioural Pharmacology and Behavioural Neuroscience in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For informal inquiries, please contact David Belin at bdb26@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: Thursday 20th June 2024 at 12 Midnight

Interviews: Thursday 27th / Friday 28th June

Please quote reference PJ41822 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Categories: Jobs and Studentships