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Open PhD position in Machine Learning methods for Analyzing DNA Sequencing Data, Switzerland


Applications are invited for a PhD position in the interdisciplinary research project The interplay of host and viral factors in the hurdle to cure HIV-1", which is a project run by the University Hospital Zurich (Division of Infectious Diseases), ETH Zurich (Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering), IBM Research Zurich, EPFL Lausanne and the University of Basel (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science).

The main focus of the Basel group will concern Machine Learning models for reconstructing dependency models that encode the statistical relations between host and virus and for detecting causal relations between several longitudinal descriptors. The position will be associated with the PhD program "Image Understanding and Intelligent Data Analysis" at our department:

Candidates will have a Masters degree with background and experience in computer science, applied mathematics, physics or bioinformatics, interest to work in an interdisciplinary research environment and good communication
skills (English). For further inquiries, please contact Volker Roth:
Email: volker.roth at

Successful candidates will be awarded a fellowship with a competitive salary (≈47000 CHF/year). Applications with a full CV, short statement of research interests and names of at least one referee should be submitted to:

Volker Roth
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Basel
Spiegelgasse. 1,
CH-4051 Basel, Switzerland

Application Deadline : 31 March 2015

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