2019-01453 - Post-Doctoral Research Visit F/M Postdoc in multimodal microstructure-informed connectivity with diffusion MRI and relaxometry

Contract type : Public service fixed-term contract

Level of qualifications required : PhD or equivalent

Fonction : Post-Doctoral Research Visit

About the research centre or Inria department

Inria, the French national research institute for the digital sciences, promotes scientific excellence and technology transfer to maximise its impact.
It employs 2,400 people. Its 200 agile project teams, generally with academic partners, involve more than 3,000 scientists in meeting the challenges of computer science and mathematics, often at the interface of other disciplines.
Inria works with many companies and has assisted in the creation of over 160 startups.
It strives to meet the challenges of the digital transformation of science, society and the economy.


Within the framework of the Inria-EPFL associate team Multimodal Microstructure-Informed Connectivity: Acquisition, Reconstruction, Analysis and Validation (MMINCARAV), the Empenn research group has the opportunity to hire a postdoc for a 12 to 24 months period. The Inria-EPFL associate team program will support travels for yearly visits from/to LTS5, our EPFL partner in this collaborative project


The main objective of this project is to develop novel methods for the quantification of microstructure properties in brain tissues using diffusion MRI and relaxometry, in relation with the macrostructure organization of the brain connectome. The recruited postdoc will focus on one or a combination of the following work packages:

  1. Acquisition design in microstructure-enabled diffusion MRI using compressive sensing
  2. Combining relaxometry and diffusion
  3. Analyzing the microstructure-informed brain connectome
  4. Validating microstructure and connectivity reconstruction using simulations and reproducibility analysis.

For a detailed scientific description of the project, we invite the interested candidate to visit the webpage of the MMINCARAV associate team.

Main activities

The candidate will develop novel scientific methods to address the objectives of the MMINCARAV project and propose an experimental setup to validate these methods, for which he will have an opportunity to acquire in vivo images on the Neurinfo platform. In the context of this collaborative research project, the recruited person will be in contact with the LTS5 team from EPFL, our international partner in this project.


We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in applied mathematics; high Python and C/C++ proficiency is also required. Besides, we are expecting good written and spoken communication skills in English.

Benefits package

  • Subsidized meals
  • Partial reimbursement of public transport costs
  • Professional equipment available (videoconferencing, loan of computer equipment, etc.)
  • Social, cultural and sports events and activities
  • Access to vocational training
  • Social security coverage


Monthly gross salary amounting to 2653 euros