Post-Doctoral Research Visit F/M ShapeUp! Keiki

Inria

France

July 10, 2021

Description

2021-03805 - Post-Doctoral Research Visit F/M ShapeUp! Keiki

Contract type : Fixed-term contract

Renewable contract : Oui

Level of qualifications required : PhD or equivalent

Fonction : Post-Doctoral Research Visit

About the research centre or Inria department

Grenoble Rhône-Alpes Research Center groups together a few less than 650 people in 37 research teams and 8 research support departments.

Staff is localized on 5 campuses in Grenoble and Lyon, in close collaboration with labs, research and higher education institutions in Grenoble and Lyon, but also with the economic players in these areas.

Present in the fields of software, high-performance computing, Internet of things, image and data, but also simulation in oceanography and biology, it participates at the best level of international scientific achievements and collaborations in both Europe and the rest of the world.

Context

Position: A 2 years post doctoral researcher (renewable as research enginneer) position is open at INRIA – Grenoble, MORPHEO team (https: // team.inria.fr/morpheo/).

Date: The position will start in fall 2021. Funding is for 24 months (renewable).

Advisors: The retained candidate will be advised by Sergi Pujades (Morpheo INRIA Grenoble, France) and Nikolas Hesse (Swiss Children's Rehab, University Children's hospital Zurich, Switzerland).

Date: The position will start in fall 2021.

Assignment

Context:

The ShapeUp Keiki project is the third project of the ongoing ShapeUp Studies series, where humans in the ages ranging from newborn to 5 year old will be studied.

The purpose of these studies is to explore and develop ways to measure health and body composition from 2D and 3D images, or optical scans. These technologies take a look inside areas of the human body hidden by our skin and bones. Researchers will test if new imaging machines can provide useful and detailed information about various health and wellness risks. Participants provide the data needed for researchers to continue this study, which will create the largest and most powerful description of optical body shape and its association and calibration to body composition, metabolic markers, function, and dietary intake.

Objectives

In this project the Post-doctoral researcher will work on statistical models of the shape of infants, building on the SMIL body model 1. The data used in the project will be multi-modal: optical scans, Bone Densitometry (DEXA) images as well as other clinical data such as body composition or metabolic makers. The goal is to find the relations between the observations obtained with these modalities (internal and external), and provide innovative methods in order to infer the internal measurements from the external ones.

1 Hesse, Nikolas, Sergi Pujades, Javier Romero, Michael J. Black, Christoph Bodensteiner, Michael Arens, Ulrich G. Hofmann et al. "Learning an infant body model from RGB-D data for accurate full body motion analysis." In International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention , pp. 792-800. Springer, Cham, 2018.

Main activities

Precisely, there are two main objectives. The first objective is to register the multi-modal data (optical scans and DEXA images) using the SMIL body model. The second objective is to study the relations between the external and internal methods.

Data corpus:

The data is acquired by the other consortium partners. No data acquisition will be performed by the candidate.

Skills

Candidate Profile:

- A master in Computer Science or Applied Mathematic (mandatory). - Strong mathematical background - geometry - optimization techniques - Strong coding skills (c++ / python) - Good Oral and written English - Candidate should have preliminary experience in at least two of the following areas: medical image processing - geometry processing - machine learning.

A specific section in the application letter must explain the personal experience in these areas.

Important:

- Due to the collaboration with the Hawaiian Cancer Centers, weekly group meetings are held in the evening in Europe (20h - 22h). The candidate should arrange once a week to be available at this time.

- An annual consortium meeting is held in Hawaii (usually in summer). The candidate should be available for a business travel of approx. a week.

Benefits package
  • Subsidized meals
  • Partial reimbursement of public transport costs
  • Leave: 7 weeks of annual leave + 10 extra days off due to RTT (statutory reduction in working hours) + possibility of exceptional leave (sick children, moving home, etc.)
  • Possibility of teleworking (90 days / year) and flexible organization of working hours
  • Professional equipment available (videoconferencing, loan of computer equipment, etc.)
  • Social, cultural and sports events and activities
  • Access to vocational training
  • Social security coverage
  • Remuneration

    2653€ gross salary / month

    General Information
  • Theme/Domain : Vision, perception and multimedia interpretation Information system (BAP E)

  • Town/city : Montbonnot

  • Inria Center : CRI Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes
  • Starting date : 2021-10-01
  • Duration of contract : 2 years
  • Deadline to apply : 2021-07-10
  • Contacts
  • Inria Team : MORPHEO
  • Recruiter : Pujades Sergi / sergi.pujades-rocamora@inria.fr
  • The keys to success

    How to apply:

    Please send your application including

  • Mandatory: Complete CV
  • Mandatory: Letter of motivation (at most one page) – briefly describing the personal experience in the relevant areas (see Candidate Profile).
  • Mandatory: Degrees and lists of grades (translated to English or French)
  • Mandatory: Name and e-mail address of two references (this typically includes your thesis supervisor)
  • Topic of Master thesis & Thesis and reports if available
  • NOTE: only complete applications will be considered.

    About Inria

    Inria is the French national research institute dedicated to digital science and technology. It employs 2,600 people. Its 200 agile project teams, generally run jointly with academic partners, include more than 3,500 scientists and engineers working to meet the challenges of digital technology, often at the interface with other disciplines. The Institute also employs numerous talents in over forty different professions. 900 research support staff contribute to the preparation and development of scientific and entrepreneurial projects that have a worldwide impact.

    Instruction to apply

    How to apply:

    Please send your application including

  • Mandatory: Complete CV
  • Mandatory: Letter of motivation (at most one page) – briefly describing the personal experience in the relevant areas (see Candidate Profile).
  • Mandatory: Degrees and lists of grades (translated to English or French)
  • Mandatory: Name and e-mail address of two references (this typically includes your Master thesis supervisor)
  • Topic of Master thesis and report if available
  • through this Jobin website

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