2019-01296 - Post-Doctoral Research Visit F/M - Molecular dynamics techniques for machine learning
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Type de contrat : CDD de la fonction publique

Niveau de diplôme exigé : Thèse ou équivalent

Fonction : Post-Doctorant

Niveau d'expérience souhaité : Jeune diplômé

Contexte et atouts du poste

The postdoc position is offered within the MATHERIALS team, which has an internationally recognized expertise in the mathematical study and development of numerical methods in computational statistical physics. The scientific fields covered by members of team range from the analysis of partial differential equations to stochastic processes and probabilistic methods, with a balanced positioning between fundamental theoretical studies and actual applications.

Mission confiée

The aim of the postdoctoral work will be to adapt successful methods from computational statistical physics to problems of machine learning, and demonstrate their efficiency on actual applications. Situations of interest include Bayesian inference on large data sets and/or training of neural networks using generalizations of stochastic gradient dynamics. This work will be supervised by Tony Lelievre and Gabriel Stoltz.

Principales activités

The postdoctoral fellow will conduct his/her research within the MATHERIALS team, based at Ecole des Ponts. He/She will write research articles and present his/her work in international conferences, both in the fields of computational statistical physics and machine learning (NIPS, AISTAT, ICML). He/She will also attend working groups and other activities of direct interest to the project at the Turing Institute in London.


Candidates are required to have experience in performing numerical simulations and devising new numerical methods.


  • Subsidised catering service
  • Partially-reimbursed public transport


  • Location: CERMICS, Ecole des Ponts
                   6/8 avenue Blaise Pascal
                   77455 Marne-la-Vallée Cedex 2
  • Gross Salary per month: 2 653€ brut/mensuel


Security and defense procedure:

This position is likely to be situated in a restricted area (ZRR), as defined in Decree No. 2011-1425 relating to the protection of national scientific and technical potential (PPST).

Authorisation to enter an area is granted by the director of the unit, following a favourable Ministerial decision, as defined in the decree of 3 July 2012 relating to the PPST. An unfavourable Ministerial decision in respect of a position situated in a ZRR would result in the cancellation of the appointment.