ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversitat de Barcelona
RESEARCH FIELDComputer scienceMathematics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE28/11/2021 00:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONSpain › Barcelona
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK37,5
OFFER STARTING DATE01/01/2022
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020
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.
FBG project number
HealthyCloud – Health Research & Innovation Cloud
Departament de Matemàtiques I Informàtica
Gross salary per year
Application letter and curriculum vitae
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HealthyCloud PhD Application
MSc or equivalent in computing, mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, or equivalent
- 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)
Priority will be given to people with disabilities
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELComputer science: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
- 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
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
EURAXESS offer ID: 661963
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