[Computational-biology] PhD research position in Bioinformatics & Machine Learning in ULB-MLG, Brussels, Belgium

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Tue Sep 23 10:01:35 EST 2008

***PhD research position in Bioinformatics***

Functional Genomics Unit, IJB & Machine Learning Group, ULB

Brussels, Belgium

*Position description

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD research position at the
Functional Genomics Unit (FGU), Medicine Department, Institut jules
Bordet (IJB), Belgium. The researcher will get his/her PhD in the
Machine Learning Group (MLG), Computer Science Department, Université
Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium.

The vacancy available to be filled in soon offers tenure of four
years. The researcher is expected to carry out fundamental research in
Machine Learning (MLG) and to take an active role in the applied
research projects of the FGU, which is funding the position.

The Functional Genomics Unit is a research group that carries out
applied research on genomics in breast cancer. Cutting-edge bio-
technologies are used to bring new insights in breast cancer biology.
These new discoveries are then brought to clinic (translational
research) in order to improve the management of breast cancer patients.

The Machine Learning Group is a research group that carries out
theoretical research on statistical machine learning, predictive
modeling and computational statistics, and takes part in several
applied research projects in domains as diverse as data mining,
bioinformatics to biomedical engineering and wireless sensor networks.

This inter-disciplinary position provides unique opportunities in
bioinformatics. Previous studies involving microarray and survival
data in breast cancer led to high impact publications (see 
  for an overview). The machine learning methods introduced in these
articles deal specifically with the high dimensionality of the
microarray data and the fitting/validation of models for survival
prediction of the patients.


Candidates are expected to attach their transcripts and a letter of
recommendation from their MSc supervisor or any other relevant person.

Applicants are expected to have strong programming skills, the ability
to work independently, strong interpersonal skills, good writing and
oral communication. Any research experience on data mining, machine
learning, and statistical analysis will be an asset as well as an
experience in microarray data analysis.

Upon offer of a position, the candidates who are non-EU citizens are
required to obtain an appropriate long-term Schengen visa; further
information is available from their nearest Belgian embassy.


Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as positions
will remain open until filled in by a suitable candidate.


Candidates are invited to send their CV with the detailed list of
publications and a research statement in .pdf format by email to 
gbonte from ulb.ac.be

The subject field of your email must include MLG-JOB: research position.

*Equal Opportunity Employer

ULB is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to employing
more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.
ULB wishes to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they
are underrepresented. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Gianluca Bontempi
Machine Learning Group
Computer Science Department - Département d'Informatique
Université Libre de Bruxelles

Boulevard du Triomphe - CP212
1050 Bruxelles, Belgium
email: gbonte from ulb.ac.be
Office Phone: +32-2-650 55 91
Fax: +32 2 650.56.09
web: http://www.ulb.ac.be/di/mlg

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