Post-doc positions at University of Liege, Belgium

The Bioinformatics and Modeling research unit at the GIGA Biomedical Research Center and at the Montefiore Institute of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Liège is seeking for Post-Doctoral researchers respectively in machine learning for bioimage informatics and machine learning for biological network inference to begin between October 2013 and January 2014.

Theme 1: Machine learning for bioimage informatics The researcher will be working closely with a team of software developers, researchers in machine learning, and biologists, to advance high-throughput automated analysis of high-resolution images in the context of cancer research, developmental biology, and diagnostic pathology. The applicant will be involved in the design of novel algorithms and their large-scale evaluation for cell and phenotype recognition, and tissue segmentation and quantification. She/He will have access to a high-performance computing environment and the inhouse developed Cytomine platform able to process terabytes of imaging data.

Theme 2: Machine learning for biological network inference The researcher will participate to the effort of the team on the development of machine learning techniques for the inference of biological networks. In particular, the applicant will be involved in the extension of network inference methods to integrate various kinds of data and the practical application of these methods on real biomedical datasets. Depending on the interest of the applicant, the work could focus more on methodological developments in machine learning or on some specific biomedical applications.

Applicants should hold a PhD and have strong knowledge in machine learning,
bioinformatics and/or computer vision. Programming and data analysis
skills are also highly desirable. The candidates should be highly motivated,
with a strong interest in large-scale biomedical applications. A working
knowledge of English language is mandatory, and of French is a plus.

Application procedure: Interested individuals should send a CV, a brief
statement of research and development interests, three relevant publications,
and the names and contact details of two references by e-mail to:
Raphaël Marée ( with subject “Postdoc ULG”.
Candidates interested should send their application before
mid-February 2013. The final decision will be taken in June 2013. The
position will be available for an initial period of 1 year, with
possible one-year extension after mid-term evaluation.

More information:
– The GIGA research center:
– The Montefiore Institute:
– Research Unit in Systems and Modeling:
– The CYTOMINE research project: (Theme 1)
– The Liège city: