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Postdoctoral Fellow – Sunnybrook Research Institute – Temporary Full-time(05102021-1)

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

This is a Contract position in Sarnia, ON posted June 4, 2021.

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– Sunnybrook Research Institute
– Temporary Full-time (05102021-1) Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 5/10/2021 3:05:08 PM Postdoctoral Fellow in Advanced Machine Learning Techniques in Brain Imaging, Sunnybrook Research Institute (Temporary Full-time, 1-year term with an option to renew) PIs: Maged Goubran , PhD Assistant Professor, Scientist Medical Biophysics University of Toronto Sandra Black , MD, FRCP Professor, Director Brain Sciences Neurology University of Toronto We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to lead development of novel, machine learning algorithms for the analysis of MRI and microscopy data.

The position is with the Sandra Black Centre for Brain Resilience & Recovery , the LC Campbell Cognitive Neurology Research Unit, and the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program at the Sunnybrook Research Institute.

This dynamic and collegial research environment provides opportunities to participate in pioneering techniques that will be used to understand and treat neurodegenerative and neurovascular disease.

Current large multi-site studies and trials include the Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative (ONDRI), the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance (TDRA), Brain-Eye Amyloid Memory Study (BEAM), and Medical Imaging Trials Network of Canada-C6 (MITNEC-C6).

The position requires working closely with the PIs Dr.

Goubran (machine learning, neuroimaging, computational neuroscience), Dr.

Black (neurology, small vessel disease, cognition) and with graduate students, imaging analysts and software developers in the lab to develop, improve and apply novel computational approaches to challenging image analyses and patient outcome prediction problems.

This will be performed in collaboration with our internal and external international collaborators including neurologists, radiologists, surgeons, psychologists, physicists and computer scientists.

There will be opportunities for multiple publications on novel computational tools for dementia, stroke and neuroscience research.

Required Qualifications: PhD received within the last 5 years or graduating PhD candidate (within the next three months) in computer science, biomedical engineering, neuroscience, biological science, or related discipline Strong research record Excellent verbal and written communication skills Proficiency with programming languages (Python/MATLAB, C/C++, etc.) Experience with machine and deep learning libraries Scikit-learn, Tensorflow, Keras or Pytorch Intermediate knowledge of Linux and scripting Ability and willingness to work in a dynamic interdisciplinary team environment Preferred Experience and Skills: Advanced knowledge of machine learning models for image processing, segmentation or registration Advanced knowledge of computer vision Experience with designing data analysis workflows and incorporating existing tools Working knowledge of neuroimaging software: FSL, FreeSurfer, SPM, ITK or microscopy software: Fiji/ImageJ, Ilastik Python software packaging, virtual environments, Anaconda/Conda, Jupyter/IPython Experience with statistical analyses and relevant software: example R or SPSS Experience with version control systems (Git) and software testing Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and problem-solve The Sunnybrook Research Institute, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, is a dynamic and collegial research environment that provides opportunities to participate in pioneering research.

In accordance with Canadian Employment and Immigration guidelines, applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.

We thank you in advance for your interest.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application screening will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application To apply for this position, please email: 1) cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) a writing sample (e.g., manuscript), and 4) the names and contact information for three potential references to: christopher.scottsri.utoronto.ca Links Sunnybrook Research Institute: sunnybrook.ca/research University of Toronto: utoronto.ca Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery: canadianstroke.ca sunnybrook.ca/research/?pagecsrhome LC Campbell Cognitive Neurology Research Unit: sunnybrook.ca/research/?pagecognitiveneurologyhome imaging.brainlab.ca Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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