Postdoc Position – Centre Leenards de la Mémoire

Human Brain Project SP8 SGA2 (T8.3.2)

We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in the Leenaards memory Centre (CLM), Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland. CLM is a translational service of CHUV dedicated to diagnosis and care of patients with age-related cognitive decline (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease) as well as to clinical research programs. The latter benefit from CLM capacities for patient recruitment and acquisition of standardized electronic records of clinical and cognitive assessment, as well as quantitative brain imaging (MRI), and biomarkers, using multimodal information system in conjunction to hospital and other institutional data systems. As a major partner of the Medical Informatics Platform (MIP) of the SP8 sub-project of the Human Brain Project (HBP), CLM is responsible for task T8.3.2 of the SGA2 phase of HBP. This task addresses advances in clinical-based diagnosis approaches using clinical scores, MRI markers and biomarkers from early to more advanced stages of neurocognitive diseases. T8.3.2 consists in the following (i) to stabilize the existing computational and statistical tools so that users can reliably exploit the available multimodal datasets in both local and federated modes, (ii) to explore new facets of the datasets such as microvascular pathology and depression as contributing factors to disease progression, (iii) to implement new MIPs in other partners, some of which being identified (e.g. Bordeaux), some others being considered. Aside from the CHUV site, the MIP has already been implemented in two other sites in Europe (Brescia, Italy and Lille, France).


The postdoc tasks will be in keeping with the above described T8.3.2 contents with special emphasis on liaising between two other partners in Lille (for the clinical exploration of already installed MIP) and Bordeaux (where MIP will be implemented and exploration of existing massive longitudinal data sets are performed)

We offer:

Postdoctoral fellow salary according to the guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation
Entrance: immediately after approval by ad hoc Committee (Pr Demonet and colleagues)
Duration: 1 year, renewable (ending march 2020)
Workplace: Leenaards memory Centre, Mont-Paisible 16, CHUV, CH-1011 Lausanne


Applicants should hold a university PhD degree in statistics, informatics, applied mathematics or computational (neuro)sciences. Previous experience in brain imaging and massive data set exploitation are welcome. Mastering programming with Matlab, Python, mastering of statistical data analysis methods, as well as excellent capacities for collaborating and communicating with multi-disciplinary teams on site and abroad (e.g. Lille and Bordeaux) are required. Excellent command of both spoken and written English is required, mastering other languages (French, German) will be a plus. Applicants with immediate availability will be prioritized.

Interested candidates are welcome to contact Prof. Dr. Demonet by email for further information.

Contact address:

Prof. Dr. Jean-Francois Demonet Centre Leenaards de la mémoire CHUV
Mont-Paisible 16

CH-1011 Lausanne Switzerland