2022-04917 - Post-Doctoral Research Visit F/M Post-Doctoral Research Visit F/M Post-doctoral fellowship in machine learning and signal processing
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Contrat renouvelable : Oui

Niveau de diplôme exigé : Thèse ou équivalent

Fonction : Post-Doctorant

A propos du centre ou de la direction fonctionnelle

Located at the heart of the main national research and higher education cluster, member of the Université Paris Saclay, a major actor in the French Investments for the Future Programme (Idex, LabEx, IRT, Equipex) and partner of the main establishments present on the plateau, the centre is particularly active in three major areas: data and knowledge; safety, security and reliability; modelling, simulation and optimisation (with priority given to energy).   

The 450 researchers and engineers from Inria and its partners who work in the research centre's 28 teams, the 60 research support staff members, the high-level equipment at their disposal (image walls, high-performance computing clusters, sensor networks), and the privileged relationships with prestigious industrial partners, all make Inria Saclay Île-de-France a key research centre in the local landscape and one that is oriented towards Europe and the world.

Contexte et atouts du poste

The successful candidate will work closely together with Alexandre Gramfort (adviser) and become a member of the MIND team at Inria-Saclay https://team.inria.fr/mind/ (previously PARIETAL team). 

This research project is funded by the French national research agency (ANR). All intellectual and data resources necessary enabling this project are provided by the Parietal team, which does not preclude fruitful exchange with collaborators of MIND.

The candidate will benefit from the numerous developments of the MIND team and its expertise in scientific computation applied to various domains (machine learning, optimization, statistics, neuroscience, medicine).

Mission confiée

We have recently proposed proxy measures of brain health derived from brain imaging and electrophysiology (https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.54055). In subsequent work we have shown that MEG and EEG can be equally powerful for building electrophysiological proxy measures, potentially opening the door to clinical translation (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116893) targeting patient populations in which neither MRI nor high-density EEG is available. To unleash the full potential of electrophysiological proxy measures of brain health, it is necessary to build models that work robustly in many different situations and across different datasets (https://doi.org/10.1093/brain/awy251). 

This project focuses on tackling the generalisation gap of proxy measure models when moving between different datasets and with that, between different acquisition protocols and recording devices.

Principales activités

  • pro-active reading, staying on top of the latest research
  • conducting data analysis and simulations
  • communicating and presenting results at different stages of the work
  • writing articles
  • writing reproducible code for dissemination of the work


Technical skills and level required:

  • solid working knowledge in data analysis and applied statistics
  • prior experience with analysing neuroscience data
  • solid working knowledge in scientific computing with Python or R
  • expertise with MEG / EEG is a strong asset


  • excellent written and oral communication skills in English 

Relational skills:

  • strong social communication skills
  • fast prototyping, frequent communication
  • embracing errors as opportunities for learning, favoring output over perfectionism


  • Subsidized meals
  • Partial reimbursement of public transport costs
  • Leave: 7 weeks of annual leave + 10 extra days off due to RTT (statutory reduction in working hours) + possibility of exceptional leave (sick children, moving home, etc.)
  • Possibility of teleworking (after 6 months of employment) and flexible organization of working hours
  • Professional equipment available (videoconferencing, loan of computer equipment, etc.)
  • Social, cultural and sports events and activities
  • Access to vocational training
  • Social security coverage


2653 € / month (gross salary)