Postdoctoral Research Associate - Machine Learning / Big Data analysis

King's College London - Division of Psychology and System Sciences

MRC SGDP Centre

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £32,958 per annum, plus £2,623 per annum London Allowance.

Appointments made on the basis `thesis submitted` and without doctorate awarded, will be placed on grade 5 until the award date.

Grade 5, £32,004 per annum, plus £2,623 London Weighting Allowance per annum

This post will be Fixed Term Contract for 24 months

Further opportunities for research in the future will also potentially be available

This is a Full-time position

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Centre for Population Neuroscience and Precision Medicine PONS at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London.

The post holder will analyse longitudinal datasets combining neuroimaging, genomics, psychological and behavioural measures and develop techniques for prediction of neurobehavioural / clinical outcomes using machine learning applied to Big Data. A specific aspect of the work will focus on the identification of predictors of eating disorders.

The post is a unique opportunity to work with a worldwide network of collaborators and develop cutting-edge approaches in a rapidly growing field of research, in one of the leading research environments in Europe and the world.

We are seeking a talented, energetic and highly motivated individual with a PhD in computer science, neuroimaging, imaging neuroscience, machine learning or a related discipline, and a strong methodological background and experience in neuroimaging methods, machine learning or multivariate statistics. He/she is expected to have a strong knowledge of programming and a deep familiarity with the application of statistical techniques to biological data.

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date. For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Dr Sylvane Desrivières: sylvane.desrivieres@kcl.ac.uk. For detailed information for the post, please refer to the Job Pack.

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 August 2017.

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