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Postdoctoral researcher in Knowledge Representation, Logic, and Learning

 

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join us in the Bio-Ontology Research Group at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. The group is known for pioneering several methods that combine logic and machine learning, with main applications in the life sciences. The group is also developing innovative infrastructure such as the AberOWL ontology repository which combines machine learning and Description Logic Queries, and leading systems for protein function prediction and finding gene-disease association which rely on methods from knowledge representation and reasoning combined with machine learning.

 
Whom are we looking for exactly?
 

We are looking for researchers who have completed their Ph.D. in the past four years, or will complete their Ph.D. soon, who have an ambition to do research on Artificial Intelligence, and have experience with logic in computer science as well as machine learning.

 

Your tasks:

 

* Develop methods that combine logic and machine learning, including methods that generate embeddings, methods that use logic to constrain search and optimization, and inductive logic programming

* Work with students and junior researchers

* Write research papers and present research results at conferences

 

Why join us?

 

* We offer exciting research in Artificial Intelligence.

* You have the opportunity to translate research outcomes into life science applications.

* Access to world-class compute infrastructure, including the Shaheen 2 Cray XC40 supercomputer, and dedicated machine learning systems and GPU compute clusters.

* An international, highly diverse university campus by the Red Sea, with activities ranging from relaxing at the beach to golfing to diving with whale sharks.

* A competitive salary with generous benefits, including free housing on campus and medical insurance.

* Generous research funding, for travel, equipment, etc.

 

The position is open to all applicants from any nationality. International applications are strongly encouraged.

 

Requirements:

 

• A completed Ph.D. degree (in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related), completed in the last 4 years (due to university restrictions).

• Experience in formal Logic or knowledge representation, model theory, proof theory, formal ontologies, Semantic Technologies, and machine learning, statistical learning, or optimization

• Programming skills, preferably Python or C/C++

• Communication skills (oral presentations and in writing)

 

Start date:

 

As soon as possible. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

The position will initially be for 1 year and can be renewed up to 3 years (in exceptional circumstances up to 5).

 

How to Apply:

 

To apply, please submit the application through https://apply.interfolio.com/75798


 

Postdoctoral researcher in Bioinformatics

 

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join us in the Bio-Ontology Research Group at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. The group is known for developing bioinformatics methods that combine Semantic Technologies and omics data analysis, in particular for protein function prediction and identification of causative variants, and has a strong commitment to developing Free and Open Source Software in bioinformatics.

 
Whom are we looking for exactly?
 

We are looking for researchers who have completed their Ph.D. in the past four years, or will complete their Ph.D. soon, who have an ambition to do research on Bioinformatics, in particular developing methods for the analysis of genomics, transcriptomics, metagenomics, and metabolomics datasets associated with human health as well as from environmental samples.

 

Your tasks:

 
  • Develop reproducible workflows for function prediction in metagenomics and bacterial genomics
  • Implement workflows for analysis and interpretation of human genomics and transcriptomics data
  • Contribute to analysis and interpretation of omics datasets
  • Work with students and junior researchers
  • Write research papers and present research results at conferences
 

Why join us?

 

 

  • We offer exciting research in Bioinformatics with a strong focus on developing Free and Open Source Software.
  • Located in Saudi Arabia, we have access to unique samples and datasets.
  • Access to world-class compute infrastructure, including the Shaheen 2 Cray XC40 supercomputer, and dedicated machine learning systems and GPU compute clusters.
  • An international, highly diverse university campus by the Red Sea, with activities ranging from relaxing at the beach to golfing to diving with whale sharks.
  • A competitive salary with generous benefits, including free housing on campus and medical insurance.
  • Generous research funding, for travel, equipment, etc.

The position will initially be for 1 year and can be renewed up to 3 years (in exceptional circumstances up to 5).

The position is open to all applicants from any nationality. International applications are strongly encouraged.

Requirements:

 
  • A completed Ph.D. degree (in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or related), completed in the last 4 years.

Experience in:

  • Analysis of next generation sequencing data, in particular human genomics or metagenomics data
  • Developing reproducible workflows using workflow languages (CWL, WDL, NextFlow, Snakemake)
  • Strong programming skills in C/C++, Go, Rust, or similar, and a scripting language
  • Familiarity with modern bioinformatics tools and libraries, such as htslib, alignment methods, variation graphs, BioPython/Perl/Ruby/etc.
  • Good communication skills (oral presentations and in writing)
 

Start date:

 

As soon as possible. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

The position will initially be for 1 year and can be renewed up to 3 years (in exceptional circumstances up to 5).

 

How to Apply:

 

Submit your application through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/75970. The application should include: 

  • Single Page Cover letter including a description of research experience and research interests, and a link to your source code repository (e.g., on Github, BitBucket, Sourceforge).
  • CV including list of publications
  • Copy of PhD certificate
  • Names and contact information for two references