Open positions - Ronceray group

Come and join us!

Spontaneous applications of strong candidates with statistical mechanics, soft matter and/or biophysics background are always encouraged, for internships, PhD and postdoc positions. Candidates with a more mathematical background (statistics, machine learning, stochastic processes...) are also encouraged to apply.  Informal inquiries are welcome; make sure you indicate the specifics of your interest and the relevance of your experience to the group's activity in your application. We largely disregard generic applications.

Postdoc position on stochastic inference

A two-year postdoctoral position is available in my soft biophysics theory group at the Turing Centre for Living Systems (Centuri / CINaM), in Marseille, France. The goal is to develop and apply techniques to learn stochastic dynamical equations from experimental data of biological and soft matter systems. More specifically, this postdoc will focus on improving the representation of inferred force fields through the use of, e.g., nonlinear parametric forms, neural nets or kernel methods. In parallel with method development, the postdoc will apply the techniques to experimental datasets, notably in the context of collective motion of animals. This will involve a collaboration with Ramiro Godoy-Diana and Benjamin Thiria (ESPCI, Paris) to explore their fish schooling data.

A strong theoretical background in statistical physics, statistics or machine learning is required, as well as willingness to engage with experimentalists and work with data. This position will be funded by the ERC "SuperStoc - Super-resolved stochastic inference: learning the dynamics of soft biological matter." To apply, please send a CV and a statement of motivation to, as well as the names of two references for recommendation letters. Informal inquiries are also welcome. Applications will start being reviewed on Nov 15th and until the position is filled.

PhD position

A PhD position will open soon, with planned start in October 2024. Prospective candidates who expect to have obtained a Master at that time are encouraged to contact me.