Bayesian Computation Research Fellow

  • Cutting edge data science
  • Attractive salary packaging & superannuation options
  • Potential to participate in commercialisation

About QIMR Berghofer:

QIMR Berghofer is a world-leading translational medical research institute focused on improving health by developing new diagnostics, better treatments and prevention strategies, specifically in the areas of cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and complex disorders. Based in Herston, Brisbane and working in close collaboration with clinicians and other research institutes, QIMR Berghofer is home to more than 600 scientists, students and support staff.

About the lab:

The Systems Neuroscience Group is a multidisplinary team who undertake innovative computational modelling and analysis of brain activity in health and disease.

Role Purposes / Responsibilities:

You will contribute to the design of systems for Bayesian inference on large data sets, to perform model selection, parameter estimation, data assimilation and prediction using forward models of brain dynamics; implement these methods on GPUs or high performance computing clusters, and collaborate in applying these to clinical and neuroscience research, including an application to diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy; perform innovative analyses of high-dimensional neuroimaging data; contribute to experimental design and prepare manuscripts for related studies; and participate in intra-mural group activities, including presentation at lab meetings and collaboration with other lab members and clinicians.

About You:

The successful applicant will possess the following: PhD in mathematics, physics, statistics, bioengineering, computer sciences or related field; demonstrated ability to implement mathematical methods in code; and evidence of strong oral and written communication skills. Ideally candidates may also have a published track record in applying computational Bayesian methods such as Sequential Monte Carlo, MCMC, Variational Bayes; previous experience with GPU programming or high performance computing clusters; previous experience in neuroscience research; or expertise in time series analysis or signal processing.

What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Bonus Superannuation
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
  • Supportive/collaborative team environment

Salary range is $81,395 - $84,257 per annum plus up to 15.75% superannuation and attractive salary packaging. This will be a full time three year appointment.

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Applications should address the selection criteria and include curriculum vitae, proof of qualifications, and the names and contact details of three professional referees.

15 October 2017
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