[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position in Machine Learning and Computational Biology at Royal Holloway University of London

Alberto Paccanaro alberto at cs.rhul.ac.uk
Wed Apr 16 16:01:44 CEST 2008

Applications are invited for one postdoctoral position at the Department 
of Computer Science of Royal Holloway, University of London.

The successful candidate will work with Alberto Paccanaro on developing 
novel approaches to protein function prediction. Candidates should have 
a PhD in a relevant quantitative field (e.g. Computer Science, 
Statistics, Engineering), and a strong background in machine learning. 
An interest in graph-based semi-supervised learning methods and 
computational biology would be an asset for this position.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with 
members of the interdisciplinary Synthetic and Systems Biology Group 
(Computer Science and Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway) including: 
Laci Bogre, Alessandra Devoto, Peter Bramley, Paul Fraser, Enrique Lopez 
and Paul Devlin. The post is therefore ideal for someone with a computer 
science or maths background who is looking to move into computational 

The Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway has a leading 
position in the study of theory and practice of machine learning and in 
particular the development of the Support Vector learning technique and 
other kernel-based techniques. It is located on Royal Holloway's 
pleasant campus in Egham, close to London. Information on the Department 
may be found at www.cs.rhul.ac.uk.

The position is for three years, full-time, starting in the late Spring 
or Summer 2008. The starting salary for the post is up to 33,047 GBP per 
annum (about 65,500 USD), inclusive of London Allowance.

The position is funded by the BBSRC project "Development of a 
graph-theoretic approach to predict protein function by integrating 
large scale heterogeneous data", led by Alberto Paccanaro.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Alberto Paccanaro (email: 
alberto at cs.rhul.ac.uk; URL: http://www.cs.rhul.ac.uk/home/alberto  ; 
tel: +44 (0)1784 414239 ).

Further details and an application form are available at 
http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Personnel/Ads/CompScie4949.html or from the 
Personnel Department, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, 
Surrey TW20 0EX; tel: +44 (0)1784 414241; fax: +44 (0)1784 274900.
Please quote the reference KB/4949

The closing date for the receipt of applications is May 8, 2008.

We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Alberto Paccanaro
Department of Computer Science
Royal Holloway, University of London

Phone: +44 1784 414239
Fax:   +44 1784 439786
Homepage: www.cs.rhul.ac.uk/~alberto

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