This is an opportunity to work at the intersection of deep learning and complex biomedical questions. Relevant themes include causality, high-dimensional data, and scientifically interpretable modeling with applications in large-scale molecular biology and “omics” as well as deep phenotyping.
Deep neural networks have proven highly effective in a wide range of tasks, but are not in themselves interpretable or causal models and can be sensitive to distributional shifts. On the other hand, classical mechanistic and causal models face challenges in the context of high-dimensional data and data-generating processes that may violate modeling assumptions. We are interested in bridging this gap via scientifically informed and/or causal AI approaches tailored to the biomedical context.
We are looking for highly qualified candidates in machine learning or statistics. Prior experience in biomedical research is not required. The working language is English and knowledge of German is not required. Candidates should have, or shortly expect to receive, a PhD in machine learning, statistics, computer science, applied mathematics (or related fields) with a strong background in machine learning or computational statistics, ideally with expertise in one or more of the areas deep learning, high-dimensional data and causality. A solid background in machine learning and statistical fundamentals and good statistical computing skills (in one or more of the programming languages Python, R, etc.) are important.
- An international environment characterized by a strong focus on science and research;
- A high potential for targeted personnel development;
- A position initially limited to two years;
- Employment, payment, and social benefits are determined by the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst [TVöD Bund])
The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to employing disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. You will obtain special skills and knowledge for your scientific qualification during your activities at DZNE. We would like to point out that as an employee (f/m/x) of the DZNE Bonn, you are subject to the facility-related compulsory vaccination against the COVID-19 virus (according to § 20a of the Infection Protection Act).
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