Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Postdoc candidate for a MSCA IF in applied computational science for clinical practice in Neurosurgery

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    15/05/2020 23:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette
    University of Luxembourg (application management through Luxinnovation)
    LCSB (Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine) / Hertel

The University of Luxembourg - LCSB / Hertel is interested in hosting a postdoctoral fellow within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship programme. 


         Please note that this opportunity is not a funded positions (yet); it depend on

         1. The organization selecting you for continuing the process and

         2. A successful proposal written mostly by you (with some input from your host organization           in Luxembourg) and submitted before September 9th 2020.



Project idea: 

  • Key research fields are currently deep brain stimulation, brain tumors and spinal procedures.
  • Know how from medical image analysis, including deep learning methods, is also provided to adjacent groups for example in cellular imaging.


Offer Requirements

  • PhD in Computer Science or related field with a track record in either machine learning or medical imaging


Institute description: 

The Interventional Neuroscience Group, headed by Prof. Frank Hertel, is highly translational research unit that transfers innovative neurosurgical methods form bench to beside and back. Their main focus is applied computational science for clinical practice in Neurosurgery. Researchers and clinicians develop methods that use artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms as well as tools used in image-guided procedures and biomedical modelling in Neurosurgery. The group is therefore building on a close collaboration with the National Department of Neurosurgery at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL).

Besides scientists and clinicians, a number of PhD, MD and Master students are working hand in hand in highly interdisciplinary projects. Multi-Disciplinary collaboration include, together with our partners at CHL, the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) and the Laboratoire National de Santé (LNS). Internally, a close collaboration with the Systems Control Group (Prof. Jorge Goncalves) is established, sourcing expert knowlege in applied mathematics.

This unique setting allows to analyse results from clinical research on a high scientific level and transfer those efficiently from the lab setting into the clinic. Innovations from research directly benefit patient care, and clinical observations can lead to new insights. The developed tools in the Interventional Neuroscience group offer high innovative potential and are interesting for industrial partners.



Unique interdisciplinary setting with the opportunity to translate computational research results to the operating room and the possibility to get unique insights in a surgical environment



About Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship:

The MSCA IF are postdoctoral fellowships, financed through the European Commission for 2 year positions, covering salary and research costs of the researchers, who can come from anywhere in the world. The evaluation process of these programmes is more about the project and the career development of the candidate, than his/her publication record. The organizations in Luxembourg that want to host such talented researchers include large public research organizations as well as private companies that offer interesting job perspectives after completion of the fellowship.

Minimal eligibility criteria

  • Individual: applicant applies together with host institute
  • PhD at the deadline or Masters plus 4 years of full time equivalent research experience
  • Not working or living in Luxembourg for longer than 12 months before the call deadline
  • For rules see here or contact your NCP


How to apply

Please submit your CV to Charles Betz, Advisor - European R&D and Innovation Support at Luxinnovation, until May 15th 2020 and refer to which position(s) you are applying for; you can also send several finetuned CVs if you are interested in multiple positions. Make sure you address the text and requirements mentioned by the respective hosts. 

Please note that applications are made through Luxinnovation, your contact point for Horizon 2020 in Luxembourg, before being handed over to the host company.


Luxinnovation, the Luxembourgish Innovation agency and National Contact Point for MSCA, will support both you and your future host institute during your application phase. For all applicants coming to Luxembourg we offer guidance documents, webinars, training in proposal writing and we will review your proposals if you wish so (depending on our availability). In 2019, MSCA IF proposals from Luxembourg had an average success rate of 28.5%, and proposals reviewed by our service 42%.

More information can be found on our website.


  • Medical Image Analysis;
  • Machine Learning;
  • Deep Learning;
  • Computer Vision;
  • Data Science;
  • Image Guided Procedures



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