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Call for 2 postdoctoral researchers (Pheno Feb2021)

  1. Date: 1.2.2021
  2. Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  3. Employer: Champalimaud Foundation
  4. Job type: Full Time
  5. Position: Postdoctoral Positions
  6. Application start: 1.2.2021            

  7. Job summary:
    We are offering two positions to work for the project H2020-BIOTEC-07-2020 FindingPheno at Champalimaud Foundation under the supervision of Gonzalo Polavieja.
    FindingPheno is a European consortium developing novel Machine Learning methods for the genotype to phenotype association, with contributions from University of Copenhagen, University of Turku, Center for Ecological Research and European Molecular Biology Laboratory, as well as industry partners QIAGEN, Chr. Hansen A/S and Njorth Bio_Sciences.

    Job description:
    The candidate will analyze large multi-ohmics datasets to find relevant dimensions of the data as well as perform causal analysis. For this, it will need to adapt existing Machine Learning Methods, both supervised and supervised. The work will be performed at Champalimaud Research (Lisbon) in a context of a group dedicated to data analysis, modeling and Machine Learning performed by Mathematicians, Physicists and Computer Scientists at Polavieja Lab. There is also a strong component of collaboration with the Consortium, which provides the datasets and training on biological aspects and classical methods of analysis.

    Profile Of Candidates:
    We are looking for researchers with a BSc or PhD in Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science with experience in modern Machine Learning, both supervised and unsupervised, and interested in applications in Biology that can have an impact in Industry. The candidate should be able to work independently but also have good communication skills to work in the context of a Consortium.

    Essential Skills and qualifications:
    Good knowledge of the mathematical theory and applications of Machine Learning, with good programming skills.

    ~ Full-time employment contract for 44 months.
    ~ Competitive remuneration package commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.

    Research is at the heart of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, a modern research and clinical facility situated on the waterfront in Lisbon, Portugal. Champalimaud Research comprises a team of over 250 scientists from around the world with foci in neuroscience and cancer research. English is the official language of the Centre. Lisbon’s sunny Atlantic Mediterranean climate, vibrant culture and high quality of life make this a great place to live and work.

    To apply, please send a pdf with “FindingPheno Feb2021(your last name)” to gonzalo.polavieja@neuro.fchampalimaud.org, including:
    i) Curriculum Vitae;
    ii) Motivation Letter stating your interests;
    iii) contact details for 2 reference letters.

    Review of applications will begin immediately.

    Expected starting date: March 2021.
    Closing date: when positions are filled.

    The selection process will be conducted in two stages, with an initial selection of the candidates based on the submitted applications, followed by an interview (Interviews will be taking place remotely during February). In the first stage, the candidate’s selection will consist of the evaluation of the scientific and curricular backgrounds of the candidates, to be weighted as follows: Motivation letter: 40%; Curriculum Vitae: 60%.?In the second stage, candidates will be shortlisted and invited to take part in an interview. Referees will be contacted only at this stage.
    All applicants will be informed of the final outcome of the recruitment process.

    The Champalimaud Foundation actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, so that no candidate can be privileged, benefited, harmed or deprived of any right, on basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, economic situation, education, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions, and trade union membership.

    For any other inquiries, please send an email Gonzalo de Polavieja with “FindingPheno Feb2021(your last name)” in the subject line

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