[Comp-neuro] Postdoc in Medical Data Science

Philipp Berens philipp.berens at uni-tuebingen.de
Thu Jan 19 19:50:58 CET 2017

The lab of Philipp Berens (www.berenslab.org) at the Institute for 
Ophthalmic Research (www.eye-tuebingen.de) at the 
Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen is offering a position as

Postdoctoral Researcher
_Medical Data Science for Ophthalmology_

to be filled as soon as possible, with funding for up to 4 years. The 
successful candidate will perform research at the interface of data 
science and medicine with the goal to advance statistical methods for 
predicting disease onset or identifying risk factors by combining 
classical epidemiological approaches with recent developments in deep 

The work will be done in close collaboration with the lab of Marius 
Ueffing and the ZEISS Vision Lab at the Institute for Ophthalmic 
Research and will contribute to a better understanding of ophthalmic 
diseases such as diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration.

The Berens lab conducts research in computational neuroscience, data 
science and biostatistics with a focus on developing tools to integrate 
various data sources. We have recently developed a framework based on 
deep neural networks for detecting diabetic retinopathy from fundus 
images modeling the decision uncertainty of the classifier 

Tübingen is home to a vibrant machine learning community with ample 
opportunity for interaction with researchers at both the University as 
well as the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. The Institute 
of Ophthalmic Research is part of the Center of Ophthalmology, covering 
various aspects of ophthalmic research from basic retinal neuroscience 
to the development of gene therapy and neuroprosthetics.

We offer employment with a salary and social benefits based on the 
collective agreement for public service employees in the academic and 
science sector, TV-L. The Eberhard-Karls-University of Tübingen promotes 
gender equality and therefore particularly encourages female scientists 
to apply. Preferential status will be given to handicapped persons, if 
equally qualified.
•	PhD in machine learning, statistics or related fields
•	Experience with medical data
•	Programming experience in Python and R
•	Strong publication record and scientific independence

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Philipp Berens 
(philipp.berens at uni-tuebingen.de) providing a curriculum vitae, a 
one-page description of past research experience & future research 
interests, a one-page description of the motivation for applying to this 
position and names of at least two people that could provide letters of 
reference. Please compile your application in one single PDF-file and 
add [Data Science Postdoc] to the subject line.

University of Tübingen
Institute for Ophthalmic Research

NEW PHONE NUMBER: +49-7071-2988833

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