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PhD student positions in Machine Learning and Data Mining on Biomedical Data, Switzerland

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The Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) is one of ETH Zurich's youngest departments and the only one located in Basel outside of the Zurich campus. It unites biologists, engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians to work towards a quantitative understanding and purposeful engineering of complex biological systems. Karsten Borgwardt’s Lab at the D-BSSE in Basel has openings for

PhD student positions in Machine Learning and Data Mining on Biomedical Data (100%).

Prof. Karsten Borgwardt’s Lab is interested in the development and application of machine learning and data mining algorithms for biomedical data analysis. It is the coordinating node of the European Marie Curie Initial Training Network for “Machine Learning for Personalized Medicine” with 12 partner labs in 8 countries. Furthermore, the lab is supported by the Krupp Award for Young Professors 2013 and a Starting Grant from the ERC backup scheme of the SNSF.

New group members should be highly motivated and creative, show an exceptional track record, and have a background in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Statistics, or related fields, and be interested in working in an interdisciplinary environment at the interface of Machine Learning and Biomedicine, in algorithm development for and/or applications of these algorithms to large-scale data analysis problems in biology and medicine. Alumni of the lab now hold positions which reach from faculty positions in mathematics to faculty positions in bioinformatics, which reflects the spectrum of research activities in the lab.



To apply, please submit a complete application by May 31, 2015. This application should include: (1) your CV, (2) university transcripts, and (3) the coordinates of at least two referees. In addition, please submit (4) a letter of motivation (up to 2 pages long), in which you describe your motivation to join the lab and in which you explain which publications of the lab you are most interested in and why. The selection process will start on May 31, but applications arriving after this date will be considered as well (with a final deadline of June 30, 2015). We plan to inform candidates about the outcome of their application within 3 months from submission. Candidates who receive an offer should start their position in 2015. Only complete applications will be considered.

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Application Deadline : 31 May 2015

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