Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher

 

 

A Postdoctoral Fellow or Researcher is a regulated category. To determine whether or not you qualify for this type of position, please visit the McGill website at

http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs

Once you have established that you are eligible to be a Postdoctoral Fellow, you would have to approach an individual Professor within the Department. You will find a listing of the ECE Professors under their areas of research athttp://www.mcgill.ca/ece/research


Open positions

* Postdoctoral Researcher

A Postdoctoral Researcher is an employee category, represented by the AMURE Union (https://www.mcgill.ca/hr/files/hr/postdoctoral_fellows_-_arbitral_decision_-_collective_agreement.pdf);

* Postdoctoral Scholar  

A Postdoctoral Scholar is a student category, completely funded by external sources.

 

McGill University – Postdoctoral Position

*Postdoctoral Researcher (AMURE) / Postdoctoral Scholar

Hiring Unit:

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Supervisor:

Prof. X. Wang

Work Location:

McGill, McConnell Bldg.

Hours/Week and Schedule:

35hrs. (Full Time)

Annual Salary:

$34,611

Duration: Position:

Start Date: 02/15/2021

End Date:   02/14/2022

Date of Posting:

Deadline to Apply: 11/30/2020

 

The position will remain open until filled

Job Summary / Description

In Quebec, a Postdoctoral Fellow is a full-time student status and trainee category, and the Ministère de l'Education, Enseignement Supérieur et Recherche (MESRS) stipulates that all postdocs must be registered on a university student registration system. Please note that non-Canadian postdoctoral fellows must have valid Citizenship or an Immigration Canada (CIC) work permit to legally work in Canada.

We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to exploit the state-of-the-art synchrophasor and smart sensor techniques to develop novel data-driven control algorithms that can alleviate or avoid critical grid situations in real-time operations. The primary supervisor will be Dr. Xiaozhe Wang, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University. The second supervisor will be Dr. Bo Cao, a Research Associate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Brunswick.

Education / Experience Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

-Has a PhD degree in related field (power engineering, control, etc.)

-Possesses strong skills and experience of power system modeling, simulations, and control with published work in top-tier journals/conferences

-Has self-motivation and an ability to work independently, effectively, and efficiently

-Be able to work collaboratively and has an ability to mentor junior graduate students

-Be able to prepare concise, accurate, high-quality documents and presentations, with greatest attention to details

HOW TO APPLY

Please be sure to submit your application in ONE PDF document.

Please refer to McGill’s requirements on postdoctoral appointments, www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs, for conditions and additional information on the status of the position. (In Quebec, a Postdoctoral Fellow is a full-time student status and trainee category, and the Ministère de l'Education, Enseignement Supérieur et Recherche (MESRS) stipulates that all postdocs must be registered on a university student registration system.) Please note that non-Canadian postdoctoral fellows must have valid Citizenship or an Immigration Canada (CIC) work permit to legally work in Canada.

Workday: Please note we are working on updating the posting and it will be posted later today (November 24, 2020)

 

McGill University – Postdoctoral Position

*Postdoctoral Researcher (AMURE) / Postdoctoral Scholar

Hiring Unit:

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Supervisor:

Prof. I. Psaromiligkos

Work Location:

McGill

Hours/Week and Schedule:

Full time

Hourly Wage:

Salary depends on experience and starts at $35,000 (plus benefits)

Duration:

Initially for one year with the possibility of renewal

Date of Posting:

November 20, 2020

 

The position will remain open until filled

Job Summary / Description

The postdoctoral researcher / scholar will lead a 1-year project between the lab of Prof. Psaromiligkos and a Montreal-based startup aiming at the design and implementation of a deep-learning-based multi-camera tracking system of objects and persons in an indoor environment.

Education / Experience

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

Ph.D. in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Image Processing or related field. Strong publication record in these areas. Excellent communications skills.

 

Please refer to McGill’s requirements on postdoctoral appointments, www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs, for conditions and additional information on the status of the position. (In Quebec, a Postdoctoral Fellow is a full-time student status and trainee category, and the Ministère de l'Education, Enseignement Supérieur et Recherche (MESRS) stipulates that all postdocs must be registered on a university student registration system.) Please note that non-Canadian postdoctoral fellows must have valid Citizenship or an Immigration Canada (CIC) work permit to legally work in Canada.

HOW TO APPLY

 

In addition to applying through Workday, interested applicants should submit CV, a letter of interest, a one-page summary of the most relevant publication, and contact information for three references to ioannis.psaromiligkos [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Postdoctoral%20Application) (Ioannis Psaromiligkos ()) with subject line “postdoctoral application”. The position remains open until filled.  Update these files as one document on Workday

Workday:  https://mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/McGill_Careers/job/McConnell-Eng-Bldg/Postdoctoral-Researcher---Psaromiligkos_JR0000005946

Current McGill employees can apply through their Workday portal

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SALARY OF $35,000 AS PUBLISHED ON WORKDAY IS THE ANNUAL SALARY

 

 

*A Postdoctoral Researcher is an employee category, represented by the AMURE Union (https://www.mcgill.ca/hr/files/hr/postdoctoral_fellows_-_arbitral_decision_-_collective_agreement.pdf);
A Postdoctoral Scholar is a student category, completely funded by external sources.

 

Probabilistic Vision Group and Medical Imaging Lab / Center for Intelligent Machines and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Open Postdoctoral Fellow Positions: Machine Learning for Medical Image Analysis

Position and supervision

We are seeking applicants for two Postdoctoral Fellow positions in Machine Learning for Medical Image Analysis, under the joint supervision of Profs. Tal Arbel and Doina Precup. Prof. Arbel is the Director of the Medical Imaging Lab and Probabilistic Vision Group at the Centre for Intelligent Machines, a vibrant research team focusing on developing new probabilistic models and machine learning algorithms for computer vision and medical image analysis. She is a Canada CIFAR AI Chair at MILA and an associate member of the Goodman Cancer Research Center. Prof. Precup is the co-director of the Reasoning and Learning Lab, a group of 50+ researchers interested in machine learning and AI. She is a Canada CIFAR AI Chair at MILA and a Research Team Leader at DeepMind.

Research Project and Team

The postdoctoral fellow will focus on the development of new deep learning models for medical image analysis in the context of neurological diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) as well as cancers, assisting the team in attaining the long-term objective of new personalized treatments strategies based on medical images. This includes models to: (a) predict future new imaging activity (e.g. lesions) in MRI and disease progression (e.g. disability), (b) identify potential responders to treatments, and (c) identify disease sub- types. Meeting these objectives will require addressing open research problems, including (a) modelling the spatiotemporal evolution of disease through sequentially acquired medical images (with additional clinical information), (b) conveying uncertainties, and (c) addressing interpretability in deep learning models. To tackle these problems, the postdoctoral fellow will explore modern machine learning topics such as probabilistic knowledge distillation, self-supervised learning, temporal generative models, domain adaptation, multi-modal learning, and Bayesian deep learning.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the research, the postdoctoral fellow will benefit from ongoing collaborations with researchers and clinicians at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill, computer vision and machine learning researchers at McGill, MILA, and Oxford (e.g. Yarin Gal), with ongoing collaborations with industrial partners (e.g. NeuroRx Research). Furthermore, the postdoctoral fellow will join a large collaborative team of researchers worldwide as part of a grant funded by the International Progressive MS Alliance (IPMSA), giving them unique access to the largest, proprietary dataset of MS patient images acquired worldwide (i.e. up to 40,000 scans) during multi-center clinical trials along with manual lesion labels, treatment codes and progression outcomes.

In addition to conducting independent research and collaborating with other research teams, the postdoctoral fellow will aid in the mentoring and supervision of graduate students.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD in machine learning, with some experience in applications in computer vision or medical image analysis, and a good track record of publishing in top conferences and journals (e.g. ICML, NeurIPS, CVPR, MICCAI). Candidates must also have strong mathematical skills, good programming skills and knowledge, and experience in the domain of machine learning (e.g. Python, OpenCV, PyTorch).

How to Apply

Candidates should submit a CV, a summary of scientific research areas, 1-2 significant publications, and the names of 2 reference letter writers. Postdoctoral fellowships can commence right away, and the duration is two years with the possibility of an extension.

All interested candidates should contact Prof. Tal Arbel (arbel [at] cim.mcgill.ca) IN ADDITION to applying through one of these websites:
External Candidates: https://mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/mcgill_careers/job/McConnell-Eng-Bldg/Postdoctoral-Researcher_JR0000003600 
Internal Candidates: https://wd3.myworkday.com/mcgill/d/inst/15$158872/9925$2813.htmld 

McGill University – Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Disciplines:

Regulatory Systems Genomics

Hiring Unit:

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Supervisor:

Amin Emad

Work Location:

McGill

Hours/Week and Schedule:

Full time

Hourly Wage:

Salary varies with experience and starts at $40,000 (plus ~$10,000 benefits)

Duration:

Initially for one year with the possibility of renewal

Date of Posting:

October 1, 2020

Deadline to Apply:

Posting will remain open until filled

Job Summary / Description

We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to lead a project on regulatory systems genomics related to cancer and COVID-19. This project involves collaborations with McGill Goodman Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic, Quebec COVID-19 biobank and Mila (Quebec AI Institute). The project is focused on developing probabilistic graphical models to combine multi-omics datasets to identify regulatory mechanisms responsible for drug resistance in cancer as well as mechanisms involved in severity of COVID19.

Responsibilities:
- Develop and implement novel probabilistic graphical models for multi-omics analysis and reconstruction of transcriptional regulatory networks in cancer and COVID19

- Analyze publicly available and in-house datasets containing DNA-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq and clinical data
- Collaborate with wet-lab researchers and machine learning experts on the project
- Write scholarly articles and present the results of the project in scientific conferences

Education / Experience

The ideal candidate for this position have the following qualifications:
1) A PhD degree in a related field (genetics, computational biology, computer science, machine learning, engineering, etc.)
2) Strong proven background (published work in peer-reviewed journals) in regulatory genomics
3) Proficiency in analyzing multi-omics data including (bulk and single cell) RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, DNA-seq, etc.
4) Proficiency in probabilistic graphical models (Bayesian networks, Markov random fields, variational inference, MCMC, etc.)
5) Strong programming skills (particularly in python)
6) At least two first-authored English papers (or three if co-first authors) with submitted, accepted or published status in peer-reviewed journals
7) Good spoken and written communication skills in English

Please refer to McGill’s requirements on postdoctoral appointments, www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs, for conditions and additional information on the status of the position. (In Quebec, a Postdoctoral Fellow is a full-time student status and trainee category, and the Ministère de l'Education, Enseignement Supérieur et Recherche (MESRS) stipulates that all postdocs must be registered on a university student registration system.) Please note that non-Canadian postdoctoral fellows must have valid Citizenship or an Immigration Canada (CIC) work permit to legally work in Canada.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants must apply via the McGill careers website

Current Employees: https://wd3.myworkday.com/mcgill/d/home.htmld

External Applicants: https://mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/mcgill_careers

AND IN ADDITION should submit 1) CV, 2) a letter of interest, 3) a research proposal and 4) a one-page summary of their most relevant publication, and 5) contact information for three references to Amin Emad (amin.emad [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Postdoctoral%20Application%3A%20Regulatory%20Systems%20Genomics) ). The subject line of the email should read ''Postdoctoral Application: Regulatory Systems Genomics''. In the letter of interest, make sure to discuss how your background fits with the requirements of the position. The start date can be as early as Oct. 13, 2020 and positions will remain open until filled. Please note that there is a separate postdoctoral opening in the area of Computational Biology and AI (if interested see the details of the position in the McGill career sites and on this website)

 

McGill University – Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Disciplines:

Computational Biology and Machine Learning

Hiring Unit:

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Supervisor:

Amin Emad

Work Location:

McGill

Hours/Week and Schedule:

Full time

Hourly Wage:

Salary varies with experience and starts at $40,000 (plus ~$10,000 benefits)

Duration:

Initially for one year with the possibility of renewal

Date of Posting:

October 1, 2020

Deadline to Apply:

Posting will remain open until filled

Job Summary / Description

We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to lead projects on application of machine learning (deep learning and/or probabilistic graphical models) in computational biology.

Responsibilities:
- Develop and implement novel machine learning algorithms for omics data analysis with applications in pharmacogenomics, regulatory genomics, network biology, etc.

- Analyze publicly available and in-house datasets containing DNA-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq and clinical data
- Collaborate with wet-lab researchers and machine learning experts on the project
- Write scholarly articles and present the results of the project in scientific conferences

Education / Experience


The ideal candidate for this position have the following qualifications:
1) A PhD degree in a related field (genetics, computational biology, computer science, machine learning, engineering, etc.)
2) Strong proven background (published work in peer-reviewed journals) in computational biology, machine learning, and omics data analysis
3) Proficiency in different areas of machine learning including deep learning and/or probabilistic graphical models
5) Strong programming skills (particularly in python)
6) At least two first-authored English papers (or three if co-first authors) with submitted, accepted or published status in peer-reviewed journals
7) Good spoken and written communication skills in English

 

Please refer to McGill’s requirements on postdoctoral appointments, www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs, for conditions and additional information on the status of the position. (In Quebec, a Postdoctoral Fellow is a full-time student status and trainee category, and the Ministère de l'Education, Enseignement Supérieur et Recherche (MESRS) stipulates that all postdocs must be registered on a university student registration system.) Please note that non-Canadian postdoctoral fellows must have valid Citizenship or an Immigration Canada (CIC) work permit to legally work in Canada.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants must apply via the McGill careers website

Current Employees: https://wd3.myworkday.com/mcgill/d/home.htmld

External Applicants: https://mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/mcgill_careers

AND IN ADDITION should submit 1) CV, 2) a letter of interest, 3) a research proposal and 4) a one-page summary of their most relevant publication, and 5) contact information for three references to Amin Emad (amin.emad [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Postdoctoral%20Application%3A%20General%20Computational%20Biology%20%2F%20AI) ). The subject line of the email should read ''Postdoctoral Application: General Computational Biology / AI''. In the letter of interest, make sure to discuss how your background fits with the requirements of the position. The start date can be as early as Oct. 2020 and positions will remain open until filled. Please note that there is a separate postdoctoral opening in the area of Regulatory Systems Genomics (if interested see the details of the the position in the McGill career sites and on this website)

 

 

McGill University – Postdoctoral Position

*Postdoctoral Researcher (AMURE) / Postdoctoral Scholar

Disciplines:

Human-robot interaction, robotics

Hiring Unit:

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Supervisor:

AJung Moon

Work Location:

McGill

Hours/Week and Schedule:

Full time (40 hr/week)

Hourly Wage:

Salary starts at $40,000 (plus benefits)

Duration:

Initially for one year with the possibility of renewal

Date of Posting:

Aug 19, 2020

 

The position will remain open until filled

Job Summary / Description

The Responsible Autonomy & Intelligent System Ethics (RAISE) lab is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for an NSERC-funded project to take on the inquiry of what it means to innovate responsibly when design robots that influence people’s behaviours and decisions.

Interactive robots can influence people in ways that can be programmed, one-sided, and deployed at scale. This is unlike the dynamic of influence people have on each other or the influence our environment has on us.

As we integrate more robots into our society, it is imperative to better understand the nature of influence robots can have on humans, what type of influence is socially acceptable for a given context, and develop ways to incorporate these considerations into the design of interactive robotic systems.

 

The postdoctoral researcher’s work on this project will be under the supervision of Prof. AJung Moon on a full time (40hrs/week) basis. As the RAISE lab is young, the successful candidate will also serve a supporting role in relevant, collaborative grant writing, establishing and handling of day-to-day operations of the lab and the lab culture, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students at the beginning of their research journey.

 

Education / Experience

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

A PhD in a domain related to human-robot interaction (e.g., computer science; mechanical, industrial, electrical or computer engineering; psychology). Expertise and human-subjects research experience in using qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. Background in robotics, social signal processing, trajectory generation, nonverbal communication.

 

Please refer to McGill’s requirements on postdoctoral appointments, www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs, for conditions and additional information on the status of the position. (In Quebec, a Postdoctoral Fellow is a full-time student status and trainee category, and the Ministère de l'Education, Enseignement Supérieur et Recherche (MESRS) stipulates that all postdocs must be registered on a university student registration system.) Please note that non-Canadian postdoctoral fellows must have valid Citizenship or an Immigration Canada (CIC) work permit to legally work in Canada.

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities

Preference will be given to applicants with a proven track record, demonstrating relevant skills in the relevant domains through prior doctoral research, and with a strong publication record.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please email the following items to Prof. AJung Moon:

A brief letter of application (email), describing your qualifications and relevant experience to the position of interest, along with your dates of availability.

Detailed CV with links to online papers and/or project portfolios.

Contact information for two (2) references

This position is available starting January 2021 with a reasonably flexible start date, possibility of remote work (negotiable), and an initial appointment of up to one year, with an option to renew subject to mutual satisfaction and availability of funding.

The position remains open until filled.

 

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, women and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, although Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

*A Postdoctoral Researcher is an employee category, represented by the AMURE Union (https://www.mcgill.ca/hr/files/hr/postdoctoral_fellows_-_arbitral_decision_-_collective_agreement.pdf);
A Postdoctoral Scholar is a student category, completely funded by external sources.

 

McGill University – Postdoctoral Position

*Postdoctoral Researcher (AMURE) / Postdoctoral Scholar

Disciplines:

Human-robot interaction, robotics

Hiring Unit:

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Supervisor:

AJung Moon

Work Location:

McGill

Hours/Week and Schedule:

Full time (35 hr/week)

Hourly Wage:

Salary starts at $40,000 (plus benefits)

Duration:

Initially for one year with the possibility of renewal

Date of Posting:

Aug 19, 2020

 

The position will remain open until filled

Job Summary / Description

The Responsible Autonomy & Intelligent System Ethics (RAISE) lab is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for an NSERC-funded project to take on the inquiry of what it means to innovate responsibly when design robots that influence people’s behaviours and decisions.

Interactive robots can influence people in ways that can be programmed, one-sided, and deployed at scale. This is unlike the dynamic of influence people have on each other or the influence our environment has on us.

As we integrate more robots into our society, it is imperative to better understand the nature of influence robots can have on humans, what type of influence is socially acceptable for a given context, and develop ways to incorporate these considerations into the design of interactive robotic systems.

 

The postdoctoral researcher’s work on this project will be under the supervision of Prof. AJung Moon on a full time (40hrs/week) basis. As the RAISE lab is young, the successful candidate will also serve a supporting role in relevant, collaborative grant writing, establishing and handling of day-to-day operations of the lab and the lab culture, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students at the beginning of their research journey.

 

Education / Experience

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

A PhD in a domain related to human-robot interaction (e.g., computer science; mechanical, industrial, electrical or computer engineering; psychology). Expertise and human-subjects research experience in using qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. Background in robotics, social signal processing, trajectory generation, nonverbal communication.

 

Please refer to McGill’s requirements on postdoctoral appointments, www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs, for conditions and additional information on the status of the position. (In Quebec, a Postdoctoral Fellow is a full-time student status and trainee category, and the Ministère de l'Education, Enseignement Supérieur et Recherche (MESRS) stipulates that all postdocs must be registered on a university student registration system.) Please note that non-Canadian postdoctoral fellows must have valid Citizenship or an Immigration Canada (CIC) work permit to legally work in Canada.

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities

Preference will be given to applicants with a proven track record, demonstrating relevant skills in the relevant domains through prior doctoral research, and with a strong publication record.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please email the following items to Prof. AJung Moon:

A brief letter of application (email), describing your qualifications and relevant experience to the position of interest, along with your dates of availability.

Detailed CV with links to online papers and/or project portfolios.

Contact information for two (2) references

This position is available starting January 2021 with a reasonably flexible start date, possibility of remote work (negotiable), and an initial appointment of up to one year, with an option to renew subject to mutual satisfaction and availability of funding.

The position remains open until filled.

 

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, women and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, although Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

*A Postdoctoral Researcher is an employee category, represented by the AMURE Union (https://www.mcgill.ca/hr/files/hr/postdoctoral_fellows_-_arbitral_decision_-_collective_agreement.pdf);
A Postdoctoral Scholar is a student category, completely funded by external sources.

 

 

McGill University – Postdoctoral Position

*Postdoctoral Researcher (AMURE) 

Disciplines:

Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics

Hiring Unit:

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Supervisor:

Mark Coates

Work Location:

McGill and remote work due to COVID-19.

Hours/Week and Schedule:

Full time (35 hours/week)

Hourly Wage:

Salary depends on experience and starts at $40,000 (plus benefits)

Duration:

November 15, 2020 to November 14, 2022

Date of Posting:

August 11, 2020

 

The position will remain open until filled

Job Summary / Description

Conduct research into machine learning and statistical signal processing algorithms, with a particular focus on distributed algorithms operating over a network and the analysis of graph-structured data.

Education / Experience

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field (computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics).

Please refer to McGill’s requirements on postdoctoral appointments, www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs, for conditions and additional information on the status of the position. (In Quebec, a Postdoctoral Fellow is a full-time student status and trainee category, and the Ministère de l'Education, Enseignement Supérieur et Recherche (MESRS) stipulates that all postdocs must be registered on a university student registration system.) Please note that non-Canadian postdoctoral fellows must have valid Citizenship or an Immigration Canada (CIC) work permit to legally work in Canada.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit CV, a letter of interest, a one-page summary of the most relevant publication, and contact information for three references to Mark Coates (mark.coates [at] mcgill.ca) with subject line “postdoctoral application”. The position remains open until filled.

*A Postdoctoral Researcher is an employee category, represented by the AMURE Union (https://www.mcgill.ca/hr/files/hr/postdoctoral_fellows_-_arbitral_decision_-_collective_agreement.pdf);
A Postdoctoral Scholar is a student category, completely funded by external sources.

 

Post-doctoral Research Position in 360° Imaging for Navigation Assistance for the Visually Impaired

Job Summary/Description

360° imaging for navigation assistance for the visually impaired aims to leverage the benefits of head-worn, panoramic imaging systems to 1) safely guide users during intersection crossing to avoid veering, which can be dangerous and stressful, and 2) help them navigate the last few meters to doorways they wish to enter. Our proposed approach combines a machine learning strategy leveraging existing image datasets, possibly augmented by crowdsourcing, and iterative design of the feedback mechanisms. This project, funded by an NSERC grant, and in collaboration with Immervision, is informed by the team's experience with sensor-based intersection-crossing assistance systems, and in developing the Autour app, which provides a real-time description of street intersections, public transport data, and points of interest in the user's vicinity.

The successful candidate will lead the research and development activities, mentor students, supervise user tests with members of the visually impaired community, and contribute to publications related to the project.

The successful candidate will be working under supervision of Professor Jeremy Cooperstock, location: Shared Reality Lab. This is a full-time, 40-hours per week position. Salary is dependent upon experience, starting at $40,000.

 

Education/Experience

A PhD in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or closely related field, with experience in image processing, machine learning, and mobile development.

Please refer to McGill's requirements on postdoctoral appointments, www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs, for conditions and additional information on the status of the position. (In Quebec, a Postdoctoral Fellow is a full-time student status and trainee category, and the Ministère de l'Education, Enseignement Supérieur et Recherche (MESRS) stipulates that all postdocs must be registered on a university student registration system.) Please note that non-Canadian postdoctoral fellows must have valid Citizenship or an Immigration Canada (CIC) work permit to legally work in Canada.

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities

Preference will be given to applicants having demonstrated additional experience in human-computer interaction, assistive technologies, or crowdsourcing, and with a strong publication record. 

How to Apply

To apply, please email the following items to srl-jobs [at] cim.mcgill.ca (subject: Post-doctoral%20Research%20Position%20-%20Imaging) (Jeremy Cooperstock):

  1. A brief letter of application, describing your qualifications and relevant experience to the position of interest, along with your dates of availability.
  2. Detailed CV with links to online papers and/or project portfolios.
  3. Three (3) reference letters (sent separately).

The positions are available immediately, with a reasonably flexible start date, and an initial appointment of up to one year, with an option to renew for an additional year, subject to mutual satisfaction and availability of funding. Informal inquiries are welcome

About us

The Shared Reality Lab conducts research in audio, video, and haptic technologies, building systems that leverage their capabilities to facilitate and enrich both human-computer and computer-mediated human-human interaction. The lab is part of the Centre for Intelligent Machines and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of McGill University. McGill, one of Canada's most prestigious universities, is located in Montreal, a top city to live in, especially for students.

Date of posting: December 18, 2019

Post-doctoral Research Position in Mixed-Reality for Schizophrenia Treatment

Job Summary/Description

Mixed-Reality for Simulation and Synthesis of Multi-Modal Hallucinations with Applications to Schizophrenia Treatment, funded by NSERC and MEDTEQ, an accelerator for the Canadian medical technologies industry, and in collaboration with two Montreal-based medical companies, aims to design, implement, and test a mixed-reality avatar therapy platform to reduce the distress and helplessness associated with auditory hallucinations. This will allow therapists to explore the requirements for optimal delivery of such treatment by adjusting various parameters of the avatars. Ultimately, our hope is to apply the knowledge gained from this exploration to an augmented reality version of the platform suitable for use outside of the therapist's office, offering the possibility of providing therapeutic benefits to patients in their day-to-day activities. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for the overall system architecture design, with support for rendering multimodal stimuli, and will mentor students several graduate students also working on the project. 

The successful candidate will be working under supervision of Professor Jeremy Cooperstock, location: Shared Reality Lab. This is a full-time, 40-hours per week position. Salary is dependent upon experience, starting at $40,000.

 

Education/Experience

A PhD in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or closely related field, with experience in XR and multimodal interaction design, speech processing, or biosignals analysis.

Please refer to McGill’s requirements on postdoctoral appointments, www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs, for conditions and additional information on the status of the position. (In Quebec, a Postdoctoral Fellow is a full-time student status and trainee category, and the Ministère de l'Education, Enseignement Supérieur et Recherche (MESRS) stipulates that all postdocs must be registered on a university student registration system.) Please note that non-Canadian postdoctoral fellows must have valid Citizenship or an Immigration Canada (CIC) work permit to legally work in Canada.

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities

Preference will be given to applicants with a proven track record, demonstrating relevant skills in the relevant domains through prior doctoral research, and with a strong publication record.

How to Apply

To apply, please email the following items tosrl-jobs [at] cim.mcgill.ca (subject: Post-doctoral%20Research%20Position%20-%20Schizophrenia) ( Jeremy Cooperstock):

  1. A brief letter of application, describing your qualifications and relevant experience to the position of interest, along with your dates of availability.
  2. Detailed CV with links to online papers and/or project portfolios.
  3. Three (3) reference letters (sent separately).

The positions are available immediately, with a reasonably flexible start date, and an initial appointment of up to one year, with an option to renew for an additional year, subject to mutual satisfaction and availability of funding. Informal inquiries are welcome

About us

The Shared Reality Lab conducts research in audio, video, and haptic technologies, building systems that leverage their capabilities to facilitate and enrich both human-computer and computer-mediated human-human interaction. The lab is part of the Centre for Intelligent Machines and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of McGill University. McGill, one of Canada's most prestigious universities, is located in Montreal, a top city to live in, especially for students.

Date of posting: December 18, 2019

 

Commitment to Equity and Diversity

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Adhésion aux principes d’équité et de diversité

L’Université McGill s’engage fermement à respecter les principes d’équité et de diversité au sein de sa communauté, tout en valorisant la rigueur et l’excellence académiques. Elle accueille favorablement les demandes d’emploi des personnes racisées et des minorités visibles, des femmes, des personnes autochtones, des personnes en situation de handicap, des minorités ethniques, des personnes de toute orientation sexuelle et identité de genre, ainsi que toute personne possédant les aptitudes et les connaissances nécessaires pour interagir au sein de groupes diversifiés.

McGill valorise et encourage la recherche qui reflète des traditions intellectuelles, des méthodologies ainsi que des modes de dissémination et de traduction diversifiés. Les candidats sont invités à démontrer la portée de leur recherche, aussi bien au sein de leur champ universitaire que dans un contexte interdisciplinaire, notamment dans les secteurs gouvernemental, communautaire et industriel.

En outre, McGill reconnaît et prend équitablement en considération l’incidence des congés (p. ex., obligations familiales ou congés pour raisons de santé), qui peuvent entraîner des interruptions ou des ralentissements de carrière. Les candidats sont encouragés à signaler tout congé ayant eu une incidence sur leur rendement et pouvant avoir modifié leur parcours de carrière. Ces renseignements seront pris en compte aux fins d’évaluation équitable de leur dossier.

L’Université McGill dispose d’un programme d’équité en matière d’emploi et invite les membres des groupes visés à indiquer leur appartenance à ces derniers dans leur dossier de candidature. Elle tient également à s’assurer que les personnes en situation de handicap reçoivent un traitement équitable et puissent pleinement s’intégrer à la vie universitaire en ayant à cœur de mettre en œuvre les principes de conception universelle dans toutes les sphères d’activité de l’Université, conformément aux politiques et procédures relatives aux aménagements. Les personnes en situation de handicap qui pourraient avoir besoin de certains aménagements pour soumettre leur candidature sont invitées à communiquer en toute confidentialité par courriel ou par téléphone, au 514 398-2477.

On encourage tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler; veuillez noter que conformément aux exigences de l'immigration canadienne, la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux Canadiens ainsi qu'aux résidents permanents.

 

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