PhD scholarship at DTU Bioinformatics

 

A PhD position is available at the newly formed Department of Bio and Health Informatics (DTU Bioinformatics) at the Technical University of Denmark within the areas of:

  • Health Informatics, Associate professor Ramneek Gupta, mail: ramneek@cbs.dtu.dk
  • Biotechnology and Meta-Genomic Informatics, Professor Thomas Sicheritz-Pontén, mail: thomas@cbs.dtu.dk
  • Artificial Intelligence in Life Science, Professor Morten Nielsen, mail: mniel@cbs.dtu.dk

Please note that the applicant need to contact one of the theme leaders at the department in order to make a project proposal and in order to identify the relevant advisory team (note that the DTU PhD system requires that this information is contained in the application).

DTU Bioinformatics
The research at DTU Bioinformatics is focused on benefitting from the wealth of new data and data types being generated within Life Science to improve human and animal health and develop solutions to problems of biotechnological and industrial interest. A cornerstone in achieving this is the dedicated effort within DTU Bioinformatics to develop artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions to the challenge of handling and interpreting large scale and heterogeneous data.

Machine learning
Machine learning is a specialized field within artificial intelligence covering algorithms with the ability to learn (from data) without being explicitly programmed. In contrast to conventional top down hypothesis driven research, with machine learning techniques, biological mechanisms are identified directly from data most often without any prior hypotheses. Within biology this approach has proven very powerful. A focus of the department is thus to design and develop new algorithms and tools to meet the challenges of the amount and the complexity of big data within the health sector, and the upcoming data avalanche from the biotech industry.

Health Informatics
Within the theme Health Informatics DTU Bioinformatics is engaged both in a) human genetics based health informatics, examples being the hologenetic view on childhood leukaemia and patient stratifications with traditional medicine approaches b) infectious diseases informatics, examples being the preparing for the next generation of global disease surveillance and building local outbreak predictors.

Biotechnology and MetaGenomic Informatics
Within the theme Biotechnology and MetaGenomic Informatics DTU Bioinformatics has strong interaction with the Danish Biotech industry in the discovery and refining of industrially important processes, examples being using large scale omics together with machine learning concepts to improve food related processes like wine fermentation and milk production.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a scientifically relevant master’s degree in engineering/natural sciences or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree. Strong communication skills and a strong academic record is an advantage. The applicant should strive towards developing scientific skills at the highest level, be ambitious and hard working. Only applicants with great talent and a possibility to be among the brightest in their field will be considered.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in the PhD School of the department. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.
 
Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of PhD school Ole Lund, tel.: +45 4525 2425, mail: olund@dtu.dk.

Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.
You can read more about the Department of Bio and Health Informatics on www.cbs.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 19 September 2016.

Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (an official translation into English)
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Bioinformatics is a new department at DTU formed by the bioinformatic part of the former Department of Systems Biology. DTU Bioinformatics is operating at the highest level of research, teaching, innovation, and consultancy services within the areas biotechnological informatics and health informatics. The department’s activities in the fields of research, teaching, scientific advice, and innovation are centred on the following research areas: health and cancer, immunology, infectious diseases, proteins, molecular biology, and molecular mechanisms, plants and biotechnology and big data infrastructure.
 
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

Apply here

We look forward to receiving your application.

Best regards,

HR department

Postdoc position at LANL

> OCEAN MODELING POSTDOC

>
> JOB DESCRIPTION: Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National
> Laboratory (LANL) is a center for research in a wide range of
> scientific disciplines, including climate science, space exploration,
> geophysics, renewable energy, supercomputing, medicine, and
> nanotechnology. The Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences
> (CCS) Division is a vibrant scientific research and development
> organization working in multiple mission areas of Los Alamos National
> Laboratory, including its climate program.
>
> The Computational Physics Group, CCS-2, seeks a postdoctoral
> researcher to work on a project aimed at IDENTIFYING CONTROLS ON THE
> STRENGTH AND VARIABILITY OF THE ATLANTIC MERIDIONAL OVERTURNING
> CIRCULATION (AMOC). In particular we are interested in quantifying the
> contribution of Agulhas Leakage to the heat and salt budget of the
> Atlantic through numerical simulation. The position is within HiLAT, a
> DOE-funded project to study regional and global impacts of
> high-latitude climate change.
>
> For candidates interested in spending half-time on research of their
> choice, the possibility exists to pursue a joint appointment with
> LANL’s Center for Nonlinear Studies (CNLS), which includes a dynamic
> community of postdocs focused on complex nonlinear problems.
>
> The ideal candidate would have a background in large-scale
> computational oceanography, and an interest to work in an
> interdisciplinary team of climate scientists. But any strong candidate
> with an interest in physical oceanography, strong computational
> skills, and a doctorate in a relevant field like climate science,
> atmospheric science, computational science, mathematics or physics
> will be given serious consideration.
>
> MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
>
> · Doctorate in physical oceanography, climate science,
> atmospheric science, computational science, mathematics, physics, or
> similar field.
>
> · Strong computational skills.
>
> · Interest in physical oceanography.
>
> · Ability to effectively communicate technical work in
> presentations and peer-reviewed journals.
>
> DESIRED SKILLS:
>
> · Background in large-scale computational oceanography.
>
> · Interest to work in an interdisciplinary team of climate
> scientists
>
> EDUCATION: PhD in relevant field completed within the past five years,
> or soon to be completed.
>
> NOTES TO APPLICANTS: In addition to applying on-line at
> http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/jobs/index.php [1] (Job #
> IRC51660), interested candidates should send their application package
> (cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and
> names and contact information of three references) to Wilbert Weijer
> (wilbert). Review of applications will start October 3, 2016,
> and continue until the position is filled.
>
> PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST: The Laboratory requires successful
> applicants to complete a pre-employment drug test and maintains a
> substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
>
> Exceptional candidates may be considered for a Director’s Fellowship
> and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie
> Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines
> Fellowships.
>
> For general information to the Postdoc Program go to
>
http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php
> [2]
>
> Link to application page:
>
>
https://jobszp1.lanl.gov/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&_ti=276273862&oapc=127&oas=bTNP5dvkkW8L9riJnLZiHA..&page=/oracle/apps/irc/candidateSelfService/webui/VisVacDispPG&p_svid=51660&p_spid=2355272
>
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We are looking for a postdoc to do observation analysis of AMOC/DWBC from moored arrays in the South and North Atlantic. If you know of any potential candidates, please point them to this weblink:

http://um.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=5308540&user_id=&ViewAll=

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami (UM), Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position in Physical Oceanography. The incumbent will work with scientists in the Physical Oceanography Division of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and with CIMAS scientists.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate with a strong background in the analysis of large-scale and/or time series observations. The successful candidate will join an energetic research team at NOAA/AOML using observations from South and North Atlantic basin-wide moored arrays to study the temporal variability and the meridional coherence of the upper and lower limbs of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). Changes in the amount of heat and salt carried by the AMOC have a pronounced impact on a variety of socially important climate and weather phenomena, and quantifying and understanding how the AMOC varies in space and time is an important research challenge.

Applicants must have:
•Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography, Atmospheric Science or a related field and a demonstrated ability/interest in publishing results in the peer-reviewed literature.

Highly desirable qualifications include:
•Knowledge of Matlab, time series analysis, and the ability to use ancillary observations and output from numerical models.
•Prior experience with estimating the volume, heat, and/or salt transport by large-scale ocean currents is also desirable, but not required, as is an interest in participating in research cruises.

Apply online at www.miami.edu/careers. Position #: P100015908

•Application should include curriculum vitae, a cover letter stating research interests and experience, and the contact information for three professional references.
•Selection processes will start from November 1, 2016.
•The positions will be kept open until filled.
•The starting date of the position is expected to be in January 1, 2017, but is negotiable.
•The appointment will be initially one year, renewable for a second year depending on the performance.
•Salary will commensurate with experience.
Best,

Renellys Perez
Chris Meinen
Matthieu Le Henaff

Dr. Renellys C. Perez (rperez; Renellys.C.Perez)
Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Studies
NOAA/AOML/Physical Oceanography Division
4301 Rickenbacker Cswy, Miami, FL 33149
tele: (305) 361-4518; fax: (305) 361-4392
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/people/perez

The contents of this message are mine personally and do not necessarily reflect any position of NOAA.

Lausanne: Postdoc Position available – please circulate

Working 80%, not at work on Monday

THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGIE AND EVOLUTION (DEE; www.unil.ch/dee [1],
Faculty of biology and medicine) is opening a position as

First Assistant (Young Postdoc)
Spatial Ecology/Biogeography/Macroecology

Starting date : 01.11.2016

Contrat duration : 1 year.

Activity rate : 80%

Work place : Lausanne Dorigny, Biophore

EXPECTED PROFILE :

PhD in Spatial Ecology/Biogeography/Macroecology or equivalent

Good skills in computer, programming, GIS, statistics, eco-informatic
modelling, simulations

Good theoretical knowledge and willingness to conduct research in
spatial ecology/macroecology/biogeography

DESCRIPTION OF TASKS:

50% at least of the activity will be dedicated to research on modelling
and simulating species and community distributions within the Spatial
Ecology group (ECOSPAT, www.unil.ch/ecospat [2]).

30% of the activity will be dedicated to supporting the Ecospat lab and
teaching activities (exercises, practicals, tutorials) within DEE.

APPLICATION AND CONTACT:

Motivation letter, CV, pdf of PhD thesis, name and coordinates of 3
reference persons

The application is to be submitted to Prof. Antoine Guisan, DEE,
Biophore, UNIL, 1015 Lausanne, e-mail: antoine.guisan

For any information, contact: Prof. Antoine Guisan

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 August 2016

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