The Max Planck Society is one of Europe's leading basic research organizations. In its research laboratories, workshops, libraries, and administration, scientists and researchers perform demanding tasks with a high degree of autonomy and creativity. We promote accomplished junior scientists, who complete formative years of their careers as student assistants, Ph.D. students, postdocs or research group heads at Max Planck Institutes, and who benefit from the knowledge of their internationally networking scientific mentors.
The Marie Curie Innovative Training Network “Machine Learning Frontiers in Precision Medicine” (https://mlfpm.eu/) brings together leading European research institutes in machine learning and statistical genetics, both from the private and public sector, to train 14 early stage researchers. These scientists will develop and apply machine learning methods to health data. The goal is to reveal new insights into disease mechanisms and therapy outcomes and to exploit the findings for precision medicine, which hopes to offer personalized preventive care and therapy selection for each patient.
The selected candidate will work on “Deep representations of somatic mutations and germline variants for cancer research” with Prof. Bernhard Schölkopf and Dr. Gabriele Schweikert at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany. Besides working on their project at their home institutions, the researcher will participate in network-wide training events like summer schools and retreats. Moreover, the researcher will conduct two secondments of three months each at other network partners.
Required Education Level: Master Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Medicine, Biology or related fields. Candidates without or with little mathematical background are also encouraged to apply. Upon recruitment, mathematical preparation plans will be organized for these candidates where needed. All researchers will be enrolled in PhD programs, so we expect that applicants hold a university degree that qualifies them for doctoral studies at their recruiting organization. At the time of their recruitment, candidates must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
Moreover, candidates have to fulfil mobility conditions: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.
Required Languages: English
All beneficiaries will be full-time employed at their institution. Special family situations might qualify for part-time employment.
The board of the network will evaluate all applications, and the top-ranked candidates will be invited for interviews.
The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity and seeks to increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The position is available at the earliest convenience but no later than 1 December, 2019. Administrative inquiries should be sent to Sabrina Jung at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the position, please contact G.Schweikert@uni-tuebingen.de.
Please send your application including CV, cover letter, transcript of records, and a list of the countries where you have lived, studied or worked since September 2016 to email@example.com. The application deadline is 13 September, 2019.