The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character .
It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching , is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education.
The University s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.
Within the University, the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is a highly interdisciplinary research centre (IC), integrating experimental biology and computational biology approaches in order to develop the foundation of a future predictive, preventive and personalized medicine.
The Systems Control Group (SCG) seeks a highly skilled Postdoctoral Research Associate. The project aims to enhance the outcome of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson’s disease (PD) through the individualization and optimization of stimulation settings.
The goal is to replace the current practice of selecting stimulation pulse width, amplitude, and frequency by trial and error with a model-based patient-specific calculation (more details below).
The project is funded by the EU Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) and is part of a consortium consisting of neurologists, electrical and control engineers, computer scientists, movement scientists, and neurosurgeons from four European countries.
Postdocs are expected to interact with the rest of the group, especially with PhD students and support grant writing.
Hold a Ph.D. degree in (applied or theoretical) mathematics, theoretical physics, engineering or computer science, with a strong mathematical background.
Ideal candidates would have a good understanding of dynamical systems, control theory, optimisation, or machine learning.
Excellent working knowledge of English is required.