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Position: Research Fellow
Institution: University of Warwick
Department: Statistics
Location: Coventry, England, United Kingdom
Duties: The goal of this project is to dynamically schedule laboratory experiments. The project is very interdisciplinary and there are many different sub-projects that the postdoctoral candidate can choose to focus on, depending on their academic background. Candidates with strong background in any area of operations research, scheduling problems, reinforcement learning, deep learning, online learning, or gene network inference are encouraged to apply. You will undertake innovative research to help biologists schedule their experiments to learn the structure of gene networks
Requirements: Possession of a PhD or equivalent in Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science or a closely allied discipline
   
Text: Research Fellow (100177-078) Click here to go back to search results Apply Now Vacancy Type/Job category Research Only Department Statistics Salary ?29,799 - ?38,833 per annum Location The Turing Institute, London Vacancy Overview Fixed Term Contract for up to 2.5 years. Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow position to work in collaboration with Dr. D. Ezer on the EPSRC project ?CoED: Deep reinforcement learning for improving research productivity in the life science sector?. The goal of this project is to dynamically schedule laboratory experiments. Candidates will be based out of the Alan Turing Institute in London, but they may choose to spend some of their time in the University of Warwick and they have the option to spend a few weeks working with Google Brain Genomics in California. The project is very interdisciplinary and there are many different sub-projects that the postdoctoral candidate can choose to focus on, depending on their academic background. Candidates with strong background in any area of operations research, scheduling problems, reinforcement learning, deep learning, online learning, or gene network inference are encouraged to apply. Start date will be agreed with the appointed candidate. Candidates are welcome to address informal enquires directly to Dr. D. Ezer (dezer@turing.ac.uk) Your application should include a CV with list of publications and a brief, two-page research statement. You should ensure that your 3 referees send their references by email to Paula.Matthews@warwick.ac.uk by the closing date. Job Description JOB PURPOSE You will undertake innovative research to help biologists schedule their experiments to learn the structure of gene networks. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES To contribute to the research climate within the department of Statistics. Research 1. To work collaboratively within the project as directed, working with other researchers and senior investigators on the project. 2. To establish a sound research base within the department in order to pursue individual and collaborative research of high quality. 3. To publish research outcomes in appropriate journals of international standing and to publish and disseminate the result of research and scholarship in other outlets. 4. To attend and present research findings and papers at academic and professional conferences, and to contribute to the external visibility of the department. Administration and Other Activities 5. To participate in departmental activities such as workshops and other events. 6. To participate in relevant professional activities, such as departmental research seminars. The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but to provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. The postholder will be required to be flexible in their duties. Person Specification The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation. Essential Criteria 1 Good honours degree in an appropriate subject (a) Essential Criteria 2 Possession of a PhD or equivalent in Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science or a closely allied discipline (a) Essential Criteria 3 Ability to develop and deliver high-quality research and to publish in peer-reviewed journals (a) (b) Essential Criteria 4 Ability to work individually and collaboratively as an integral part of the project team (b) (c) Essential Criteria 5 Effective communication (oral and written) and presentation skills (a) (b) (c) Desirable Criteria 1 Excellence in published work in relevant fields to the project (a) (b) Further Particulars For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars . For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website . Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants? suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University?s Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice. Closing Date 19 Aug 2018 Apply Now Email this job to a friend
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