Postdoc position in ML and bioinformatics, 2011, IDIAP (Switzerland)

Postdoctoral position in machine learning and bioinformatics at the
Idiap Research Institute (CH), starting January 2011.

The IDIAP Research Institute (, associated with EPFL
(Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) seeks a qualified
candidate for a postdoctoral research position in machine learning and

The research will be conducted in the project “Understanding Brain
Morphogenesis” funded by the Swiss Science Foundation. The goal of the
project is to automatically capture the dynamic changes in morphology
of neurons extending neuronal processes as observed by high content
video time-lapse microscopy. Analysis of the data will allow to
understand how neuron behavior responds to genetic perturbations
generated using RNA interference technology.

The work will be conducted in collaboration with groups from the
University of Basel, the University of Geneva, and the École
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

The candidate should have a strong background in machine learning and
bioinformatics and excellent programming skills. The position is for
18 months, and salaries are competitive.

Idiap is located in Martigny in Valais, a scenic region in the south
of Switzerland surrounded by the highest mountains of Europe, which
offer multiple recreational activities, including hiking, climbing,
and skiing, as well as varied cultural activities, all within close
proximity to Lausanne and Geneva. Idiap is an equal opportunity
employer and offers a young, multicultural environment where English
is the main working language.

For further details and application please contact:

François Fleuret (francois.fleuret(at)