Postdoc in large-scale brain modeling and Bayesian inference

A postdoc position is available at the Institut de Neurosciences des
Systèmes (, Aix-Marseille University, France.


The Theoretical Neuroscience Group (Head: Viktor Jirsa) is seeking to
fill a post-doctoral position in the context of the project Virtual
Brain Cloud to work on development of parameter inference workflows
for connectome-based large-scale brain network models (see The Virtual
Brain applied to brain imaging data
(EEG, MEG, fMRI). In particular, the project will involve the
application and evaluation of common Bayesian estimation techniques
such as Markov-Chain Monte-Carlo and variational schemes to
high-dimensional time-series models of brain activity. These were
previously successfully applied in the context of estimation of brain
excitability based on personalized brain models and intracerebral
electrophysiological recordings of seizure propagation in epileptic
patients. The successful candidate will join a team working towards
generalizing these approaches for other paradigms such as stimulation
or resting state.


Candidates should be have strong background in data fitting (Bayesian
inference approaches, Dynamical Causal Modeling (DCM), Monte Carlo
techniques). Experience with computational neuroscience (networks,
dynamic system theory) and ability to program in a numerically
oriented language (R, Python, MATLAB) are valued.

The Theoretical Neuroscience Group

We are a multi-national team interested in understanding the
mechanisms underlying the spatiotemporal organization of large-scale
brain networks. Our work comprises mathematical and computational
modeling of large-scale network dynamics and human brain imaging data,
the development of neuroinformatics tools for studying large-scale
brain networks applied to concrete functions, dysfunctions (epilepsy,
dementia) and aging.

Terms of salary and employment

The position is initially for one year, renewable on an annual basis
based on performance. Salary will depend on diploma and experience.
Operating language in the laboratory is English and French.

CONTACT | Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes

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