[Comp-neuro] PhD candidate on the development of novel machine learning methods for genetics.

Bahram YoosefiZonooz bahram.yoosefizonooz at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 22:52:47 CEST 2015

Dear All,

I would like to bring to your attention an opening for a Ph.D. candidate
position in Machine Learning group led by Prof. dr. H.J. (Bert) Kappen at
the Donders institute of the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the

For more details: see below, and



SNN Machine Learning group at the Donders institute of the Radboud
University, is looking for a PhD candidate for the project titled 'GenoMiX:
Utilizing crossbred information to accelerate genetic progress'. The
project is implemented jointly with the The Animal Breeding and Genomics
Centre of Wageningen UR, and is part of the STW Breed4Food partnership
program (www.wageningenur.nl/vacancies-breed4food
<http://www.wageningenur.nl/vacancies-breed4food>). The SNN Machine
learning group of Prof. Kappen, where the PhD candidate will be hosted,
focuses on algorithmic developments in machine learning and Bayesian
statistics. See www.snn.ru.nl and *www.snn.ru.nl/~bertk
<http://www.snn.ru.nl/~bertk>*. The project is co-supervised by Dr. Kees
Albers of the Dept. of Human Genetics, RadboudUMC and Dept. of Molecular
Development Biology, also at the Radboud University. The research group of
Dr. Kees Albers combines Bayesian statistical modelling with experimental
cellular models to identify disease-causing mutations from DNA sequencing
data and functional genomics data.


Candidates are expected to cooperate in a multidisciplinary team and should
be keen on mobility, between the research groups and Breed4Food partners.
Good communication skills and fluency in English is expected from all

*Conditions of employment*

We offer challenging position in an inspiring multidisciplinary and
international environment. You will be part of a research team involving
multiple universities. You are expected to spend time at different
locations to ensure that you benefit from the partners involved in your
project. You will actively engage in meetings organised by the Breed4Food
consortium. The proposed start is in the autumn of 2015.

As a PhD candidate, you will be offered a fulltime position for 4 years,
after which you should have completed your PhD thesis and individual
training plan. The salary for a PhD candidate starts at € 2.125,- gross per
month in the first year and extends to a maximum of € 2.717,- gross per
month in the fourth year (in accordance with the Collective Labour
Agreement for Dutch Universities).

*Contract type*: Temporary, Onbekend

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Prof. Dr
Bert Kappen (+31 24 36414241, b.kappen at science.ru.nl) or Dr Kees Albers
(+31 24 36 67325;kees.albers at radboudumc.nl).
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