Full-time PhD Position in Biotech Data Science - Ghent University Global Campus, Korea

     
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  • Full-time PhD Position in Biotech Data Science - Ghent University Global Campus, Korea

  • Full-time PhD Position in Biotech Data Science - Ghent University Global Campus, Korea

    Master degree in one of the following: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, or (Applied) Mathematics


    Job description

    Job Summary

    • Full-Time PhD Position - Ghent University Global Campus
    • Department: Department of Environmental Technology, Food Technology and Molecular Biotechnology (KR01)
    • Degree: Master degree in one of the following: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, or (Applied) Mathematics
    • Contract: 1-year contract, renewable (max. 4 years)
    • Occupancy rate: 100% -
    • Vacancy Type: Assistant Academic Staff
    • Last application date: August 16, 2018 12:00 (Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as the position will be filled upon findingthe right candidate)
    • Starting date: August 27, 2018 (negotiable)

     

    Job Description

    • Assist his/her supervisors in teaching undergraduate courses at Ghent University Global Campus, Korea (informatics, bioinformatics, statistics and/or mathematics)
    • Conduct personal (applied) research in the area of (large-scale) machine learning, with a particular focus on applying novel deep learning techniques to biotech data that are visual and/or textual in nature (e.g., medical image analysis, hyperspectral image analysis, genomic/proteomic data analysis, ...). ?
    • Assist his/her supervisors with tasks in ongoing and future R&D projects.

    Profile of the candidate

    • Hold, or expect to hold, by September 2018, an MSc degree in one of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, or (Applied) Mathematics.
    • Have a high level of comfort with computer programming (e.g., C/C++ and/or Python) and statistical data analysis.
    • Be highly motivated to conduct (applied) research in the area of (deep) machine learning.
    • Experience with machine learning/computer vision tools (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch, OpenCV) and GPU programming is a plus. ?
    • Experience with R is a plus.
    • Have an excellent academic track record. ?
    • Have an excellent command of English (a minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT test), both written and orally.
    • Knowledge of the Korean language is a plus.
    • Possess good academic writing and presentation skills.
    • Have at least 3 years of relevant work experience after the Master’s degree in case the candidate does not have the Korean nationality (visa requirement Korean government).
    • Have the willingness to work flexible hours if needed and occasionally participate in events outside of the regular working hours

    How to apply

    Application Documents:

    • Motivation letter
    • Full resume (CV), including at least 2 references
    • Copy of the BSc and MSc degrees
    • Transcripts (overview of study results)
    • A PDF version of the master’s thesis All required documents must be submitted in English.

    The documents must be merged into a single PDF file and sent to GUGC_HR [at] ghent[.]ac[.]kr (subject line: Full-time PhD Position in Biotech Data Science). The candidate will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of the application.

     

    Application Process and Interview

    • Interviews will take place in stages from the first available time, possibly via Skype
    • Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as the position will be filled upon finding the right candidate
    • We reserve the right to hold applications on file for potential future job openings.
    • For submission of your file and any inquiries, please contact us via email: GUGC_HR [at] ghent[.]ac[.]kr

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    www.ugent.be , www.ugent.be/en...
    In your application, please refer to myScience.be
    and reference  JobID 885.