Anita Burgun, PR[AI]RIE Chair is recruiting a postdoc

Université de Paris Cité is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher in AI, to join a multidisciplinary group that develops research on AI application to health. The multidisciplinary group focuses on making fundamental progress in AI with application to rare genetic diseases and is affiliated with PR[AI]RIE Institute.

The job position is in Paris, France, at Imagine Institute, which will allow the researcher to benefit from a multidisciplinary environment, with access to data and expertise in genetics. The Postdoctoral Researcher will collaborate with PR[AI]RIE fellows that develop research on AI, researchers in genetics at the Imagine Institute/ UPC/ Necker Hospital, and researchers specialized in health informatics, health data science, and clinical decision systems from the UPC. The group is seeking a researcher that applies high standards to the research and is able to develop highly impactful AI in a complex and almost unexplored domain. Contrasting with other medical domains, most genetic diseases explored at Imagine Institute are very rare and pleiotropic. Therefore, dedicated AI approaches need to be designed.

The objective is twofold:

  • to generate new knowledge from real world and research data for better understanding of rare disease. Real world data should include time-stamped clinical data from Electronic Health Records.
  • to provide novel methods that generate knowledge networks from such high dimensional data. The data include complex histories of rare disease patients (clinal signs and symptoms) and omic data (genomic, transcriptomic, etc).

The network should be reusable to conceive new diagnosis tools and even to suggest new drug development.

The chosen candidate will be able to gain valuable experience in a well-recognized research institute in AI, acquire knowledge in medical domain, and publish academic papers. Postdoc research areas may include Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Reinforcement Learning, Active Learning, or other similar fields. The postdoc will be offered a 18 months contract that can be extended to 2 years. He/she will be located at Imagine institute (boulevard Montparnasse, Paris 14e). Candidates are welcome to send their applications to anita.burgun [at] (Anita Burgun, MD, PhD, PR[AI]RIE fellow), before 30th November.