Postdoctoral position (Bayesian Computation) at QIMRB, Brisbane

Bayesian Computation Research Fellow (full time 3 year appointment)
– Cutting edge data science in the group of Prof Michael Breakspear
– Attractive salary packaging & superannuation options
This research fellow will develop new systems for model selection and model-based prediction, combining large data sets from patient neuroimaging and intracranial recordings with models of brain dynamics.

– You will contribute to the design of methods for Bayesian inference on large data sets, to perform model selection, parameter estimation, data assimilation and prediction using forward models of brain dynamics.
– Implement these methods on GPUs or high performance computing clusters, and collaborate in applying these to clinical and neuroscience research, including an application to diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy.
– Perform innovative analyses of high-dimensional neurophysiological and neuroimaging data.
– Contribute to experimental design and prepare manuscripts for related studies.
– Participate in intra-mural group activities, including presentation at lab meetings and collaboration with other lab members and clinicians.
*About you*
Essential: The successful applicant will possess the following: PhD in mathematics, physics, statistics, bioengineering, computer sciences or related field; demonstrated ability to implement mathematical methods in code; and evidence of strong oral and written communication skills.
Desirable: Ideally candidates may also have a published track record in applying computational inference methods for example Sequential Monte Carlo, particle filters, MCMC, ensemble Kalman filters or variational Bayes; previous experience with GPU programming or high performance computing clusters; or expertise in time series analysis or signal processing.
*About the lab*
Led by Prof Michael Breakspear, the Systems Neuroscience Group (SNG) is an independent research team within QIMR Berghofer. The SNG is a multidisciplinary group who undertake innovative computational modelling and analysis of brain activity in health and disease.
QIMR Berghofer is a world-leading translational medical research institute. Based in Brisbane, Australia and working in close collaboration with clinicians and other research institutes, QIMR Berghofer is home to more than 600 scientists, students and support staff.
Salary range is AUD $81,395-$84,257 per annum, plus up to 15.75% superannuation, and attractive salary packaging. This is a full time three year appointment.
Closing date is  4 February 2018