PhD student in Computer Science and Bioinformatics (R1)

Deadline:
30/09/2019
Centre / Institution:
Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Bioinformatics expertise:
Biomedical Informatics
Keywords:
machine learning

Job description

Context And Mission

 

Professor Nataša Pržulj is looking for several PhD students to work in machine learning and network science. They will be developing new algorithms for computationally hard problems and applying them to analyzing large-scale molecular and patient data to aid drug discovery and personalizing treatment. The successful candidates will work on the prestigious ERC Consolidator grant of Prof. Pržulj. 

The successful candidates will complete a PhD in Computer Science, which will address developing and applying sophisticated machine learning and network science models and algorithms. The algorithms will be carefully tuned to extract relevant biological and medical knowledge from systems-level real-world molecular and medical data. The aim is to utilize them to understand the structure of the data that would enable mining the data for new biological and medical insight that would further lead to improving diagnostics, discovering new biomarkers, improving patient stratification and treatment, personalizing treatment and facilitate rational drug development. The successful candidates will join a dynamic research group of Prof. Przulj within BSC. The students will work in a highly sophisticated HPC environment, will have access to systems and computational infrastructures, and will establish collaborations with experts in different areas.

 

Key Duties

 

  • Complete a PhD in computational biology
  • Collaborate with various research groups across Europe and elsewhere

Required information and contact

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