[visionlist] Postdoctoral position in Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning and Computer Vision for the analysis of neuroimaging, biomedical and biological data 73154

Postdoctoral position in Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning and Computer Vision for the analysis of neuroimaging, biomedical and biological data

The Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision department (PAVIS) at IIT (http://ift.tt/1pQq6j9) is looking for a highly qualified candidate in the field of Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, and Image Analysis interested and possibly with some experience on Biomedical Data Analysis.
PAVIS focuses on the analysis and understanding of multimodal data, like signals, images, videos and patterns in general, having a wide expertise on image and signal processing, computer vision, pattern recognition and machine learning. The attention is on the design of intelligent systems for real applications, especially related, but not limited, to surveillance & security and biomedical imaging.
The main mission of PAVIS is to design and develop innovative computational frameworks for advanced image-based and video-based data analysis, characterized by the use of smart sensors and advanced imaging devices. PAVIS plays an active role in supporting other research units at IIT providing scientists in Neuroscience, Nanophysics and other IIT departments/centers with ad hoc solutions.
For this reason, previous multidisciplinary experience is an added value which will be properly considered.

The biomedical imaging team is involved in activities concerning:
• Biomedical image analysis;
• Analysis of multimodal neuroimaging data (functional and structural connectomics);
• Biological signal/image/video processing;
• Analysis of microscope optical imaging;
• Animal behavior analysis (classification and abstraction).

The ideal candidate must be knowledgeable within one or more of the following subjects: probabilistic graphical models, topic models and Bayesian non-parametric, relational learning, deep learning, RBMs, neural networks and auto-encoders, sparse and dictionary learning, kernel methods and manifold learning, graph-based learning and spectral analysis.
Candidates to this position have, therefore, a Ph.D. in computer vision, machine learning, pattern recognition or related areas, and research experience and qualification should follow the same lines.
Evidence of top quality research on the above specified areas in the form of published papers in top conferences/journals and/or patents is mandatory. A keen interest in biomedical applications is of course necessary. Strong programming skill is required.
Experience in the preparation and management of research proposals (EU, US, national) and a few years of postdoc experience, either in academia or industrial lab, will also be duly considered. The scientist is expected to publish his/her research results in leading international journals and conferences. She/he is also expected to contribute to the set-up of new project proposals, participate in funding activities, supervising PhD candidates and collaborate with scientists from different disciplines.
The position is offered for a period of 2 years. Salary will be commensurate to qualification and experience and in line with international standard.
Further details and informal enquires can be made by email to pavis@iit.it quoting PAVIS-PD 73154 as reference number in the subject.
Please send you application to applications@iit.it, quoting PAVIS-PD 73154 as reference number, along with a curriculum listing all publications (possibly including pdf of your most representative publications), a research statement describing your previous research experience and outlining its relevance to the above topics and 2 references letters.
This call will remain open and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, but for full consideration please apply by January 31, 2017.

In order to comply with the Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), we have to kindly ask the candidate to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data. We inform you that the information you provide will be used solely for the purpose of assessing your professional profile to meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.
Your data will be processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with headquarters in Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and paper based means, observing the rules on protection of personal data, including those relating to the security of data. Please also note that, pursuant to art.7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, you may exercise your rights at any time as a party concerned by contacting the Data Manager.
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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