09/07/2021

PhD Candidate

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat de Barcelona
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science
    Mathematics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    28/11/2021 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Barcelona
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/01/2022
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Description of the position:

 

The Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Lab (BCN-AIM), directed by Dr. Karim Lekadir, is looking for a PhD candidate to work on the HealthyCloud Horizon 2020 project. We are seeking a candidate with an MSc degree (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the project, such as applied mathematics, advanced statistics, machine learning, data science, programming using C++/Python, and/or biomedical informatics. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with strong interests in mathematical and computational applications in biomedicine. Candidates must have excellent teamwork and communication skills and be enthusiastic about their research. Due to multiple collaborations within the HealthyCloud project with consortium partners from Europe, advanced oral and writing English knowledge are required. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply.

 

Description of project:

The creation of a European Health Data Space is one of the six strategic priorities for the newly elected European Commission. The European Health Research and Innovation Cloud (HRIC) will be one of the future cornerstone pieces for this area. HealthyCloud will deliver a Strategic Agenda including a Ready-to-implement Roadmap for the HRIC ecosystem. The Strategic Agenda will incorporate the consolidated feedback of a broad range of stakeholders: the European Commission, the Member States and regional, national, European and international relevant initiatives. These agents will be invited to be part of the HealthyCloud’s Stakeholders’ Forum, designed to facilitate the dialogue among them and the Consortium, and to act as an umbrella to bring together similar efforts in specific domains.

 

HealthyCloud has been organized around four fundamental objectives that cover 1) interactions with stakeholders to ensure their voices are included as part of the Strategic Agenda; 2) the inclusion of Ethical, Legal and Societal aspects in the design of the future HRIC ecosystem; 3) the sustainable access, use and re-use of health-related data considering a progressive adoption of the FAIR principles; and 4) the technological solutions in terms of computational facilities and mechanisms to enable distributed health data analysis across Europe. The project is driven by two real-world use-cases (Cancer and Atrial Fibrillation) to ensure that propositions by domain-specific and technological experts are technically and ethically sound and legally compliant. The ultimate goal is to propose an ecosystem that builds and reinforces the trust of patients and citizens in the use of their health data for research.

 

HealthyCloud is a 30-month project that brings together 21 organizations with broad and yet complementary expertise, including 5 Research Infrastructures (ELIXIR, ECRIN, EATRIS, BBMRI and Euro-BioImaging) and 3 Joint Actions (InfAct, iPAAC and eHAction) related to health research.

 

Acronym

HealthyCloud

FBG project number

402206

Project title

HealthyCloud – Health Research & Innovation Cloud

IP

Karim Lekadir

Department

Departament de Matemàtiques I Informàtica

 

Gross salary per year

€20,000

 

Required documents

Application letter and curriculum vitae

Send your application to:

email

catherine.gallin@ub.edu

Name

Catherine Gallin

email subject

HealthyCloud PhD Application

 

More Information

Eligibility criteria

MSc or equivalent in computing, mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, or equivalent

Selection process

- First selection based on CV and letter

- Interviews by a panel of academics and project managers from the University of Barcelona (via skype or in person)

Additional comments

Priority will be given to people with disabilities

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

- Machine/deep learning

- Predictive modelling

- Applied mathematics

- Error / uncertainty estimation

- Biomedical informatics

- Excellent programming skills in Python and/or C++

- Excellent English, both oral and written

Specific Requirements

Good team spirit and participation to the scientific life of the lab

- Able to take initiative and problem-solve independently

- Aptitude to collaborate with both technical and clinical collaborators

- Passion for applications of artificial intelligence to biomedicine

- Highly motivated for research

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Universitat de Barcelona
Spain
Barcelona
Barcelona
08007
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585.

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