Postdoc position in human electrophysiology and machine learning

Postdoctoral training is available under the shared supervision of Prof. Maxime Baud ( a neurologist and experimental neuroscientist at Inselspital, Bern Switzerland and Dr. Timothée Proix ( a computational neuroscientist at the University of Geneva, Switzerland who both specialize in quantitative neuroscience research. Together, we are running a three-year clinical trial involving patients with epilepsy who received a minimally invasive EEG device beneath the scalp for the chronic recording (months) of brain signals during wake and sleep. To help with the analysis of massive amounts of EEG data, we are looking to hire a passionate postdoc with desire to build forecasting algorithms aiming at estimating the risk of seizures 24 hours in advance.

Start of project early 2023 (Quarter 1), at the University of Bern. Yearly, renewable contract with Swiss salary in compliance with guidelines of the University.

Required qualifications

  • Applicant should hold a PhD in any engineering field, physics, or neuroscience and have published scientific literature as a first author.

  • Strong abilities in computer programming (Matlab and/or Python)

  • Prior experience with machine learning methods, signal analysis and advanced data analysis techniques applied to neural timeseries (EEG > fMRI).

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills in English and good written English

Preferred qualifications

  • Hands-on experience in human electrophysiology recordings is a significant advantage.

  • Experience with deep learning, machine learning or statistical model development.

Your tasks

  • Acquire domain knowledge in epileptology and sleep physiology

  • The project lies at the interface between machine learning and EEG data analysis.

  • The goal of the project is to develop machine learning algorithms to forecast seizures.

To apply, please send a one-page motivation letter dedicated to this specific project, your up-to-date CV, and contact information for 2-3 references, as well as any other relevant documents to the Prof. Maxime Baud (maxime.baud.neuro (at) as well as Dr. Timothée Proix (timothee.proix (at) Screening of applications will start by November 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.