Postdoc Fellowships

Summary: We are inviting highly motivated candidates to apply for Postdoc Fellowships to join Professor Oliver Y. Chén's team. The team works on developing new machine-learning methods and statistical models to bridge the brain, behaviour, brain diseases, and brain-genome interface. We have open positions around: (a) building new machine-learning and statistical models, (b) brain-genome-brain diseases interface, and (c) digital health (see details below). Additionally, the Fellows have the freedom to develop independent studies within the broader aims of the Team and, if interested, can collaborate on other exciting internal and external projects. The Fellows will have joint affiliation with both the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and the University of Lausanne

Funding: The candidates are encouraged to first apply for competitive funding from national and international foundations. Securing one of these grants will help your career a great deal. Examples are the SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships (SPF) 2023 (link for 2022; link 2; date for 2023 will be announced soon - please check regularly), and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships (link 1; link 2; launch on 12 April 2023; deadline on 13 Sep 2023). We will provide you with support in your application and, subsequently, help with your transitioning and joining our team. If your applications were rejected and your case is outstanding and meets our team's goals, we will consider internal funding.

I. Contexte: What does our group do?

We work on developing new machine-learning and statistical methods and analyse data related to the brain, genes, and behaviour, in health and disease. Our data are recorded from diverse sources, from MRI machines to digital devices such as smartphones.


Our focus is threefold. (a) Building new, methodologically exciting models to address real-world problems. (b) Using these methods to investigate the interplays between the brain, genes, and behaviour, and when/how they cause diseases; to identify markers to diagnose and prognose patients; to predict disease severity cross-sectionally and longitudinally. (c) Translating our algorithms into affordable medical devices and free health apps.

II. Mission

III. Profil: What are we looking for?

Minimum qualifications: 

Desired qualifications:

IV. Nous offrons: What do we offer?

V. Contact et envoi de candidature: How to apply?

Please send Professor Oliver Y. Chén ( the following.