Postdoctoral researcher in Biomedical Discovery Science

Postdoctoral researcher in Biomedical Discovery Science

Published Deadline Location
9 Jul 9 Aug Maastricht
The Institute of Data Science at Maastricht University led by Distinguished Professor Michel Dumontier is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral researcher in Biomedical Discovery Science position.

Job description

The Institute of Data Science at Maastricht University, a collaborative environment for multi-disciplinary data science research, interdisciplinary training, and data-driven innovation, is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral researcher in Biomedical Discovery Science position. 

Your research will focus on selected topics in the following areas:

  • drug discovery, personalised medicine, or the learning healthcare system

  • building and mining knowledge graphs from structured and unstructured data sources

  • developing intelligent methods for large scale data integration and data summarization

  • machine-assisted curation and text mining

You will be responsible to:

  • Develop specifications, methods, frameworks, and applications in computational knowledge discovery in the field of biomedicine.

  • Participate in and lead externally funded research projects

  • Collaborate with researchers inside and out of the Institute

  • Supervise undergraduate, masters and PhD students

  • Be involved in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels

Key benefits include:

  • a vibrant, international, and interdisciplinary environment with data scientists, software developers, ethicists, legal scholars working in the fields of biomedicine, neuroscience, law, and social science

  • exceptional opportunities for international team science and data-driven innovation

  • Access to Maastricht University’s Data Science Research Infrastructure, a Kubernetes-based CPU and GPU cluster

  • Conveniently located in the heart of western europe

  • A competitive salary with generous benefits

  • Outstanding workplace environment with state-of-the-art equipment 

Specifications

Maastricht University (UM)

Requirements

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics, Data Science, Computer Science or related area

  • Research experience and technical virtuosity exemplified by a publication record in at least two of the following areas:

    • formal knowledge representation, ontologies, knowledge graphs

    • machine learning / deep learning

    • semantic web technologies

  • Programming skills, preferably Python or Java, and code versioning using GitHub/GitLab

  • Well versed in biomedicine  (drug, genes, protein, phenotypes, interactions, etc)

  • Preferably experience working with biomedical databases (PubMed, DrugBank, CTD, etc)

  • Fluency in English, both oral and written, and scientific writing

Conditions of employment

  • We offer a rewarding career at a young university in the heart of Europe, with a distinct global perspective and a strong focus on innovative research and education;

  • The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO), supplement with local UM provisions. For more information on terms of employment, please visit our website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees;

  • We offer a 4 year full-time appointment as Postdoctoral researcher. Start date as soon as possible;

  • Remuneration will be according to according to standard salary levels for Postdoctoral researchers starting with a salary of €2.790,- with a yearly growth to €5.127,-  gross a month, based on a full-time appointment (38 hours/week);

  • On top of this, there is an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end of the year allowance;

  • We offer an attractive package of fringe benefits such as, reduction on collective health insurance, substantial leave arrangements, optional model for designing a personalised benefits package, sport facilities which staff may use at a modest charge and application for attractive fiscal arrangements for employees from abroad;

  • We provide a stimulating, collaborative and interdisciplinary work environment with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development;

  • Maastricht University has an excellent international reputation, and Maastricht itself is a beautiful, open-minded city located in the center of Western Europe.

Employer

Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 18,000 students and 4,400 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Data Science Community @ Maastricht University

Data Science@Maastricht University is a pioneering, university-wide network of data-driven researchers with more than 25 years’ experience in data science education and research. Our community consists of multidisciplinary teams that address significant scientific problems and major societal issues through and related to data science including social, legal and ethical concerns in a wide range of academic disciplines. The Data Science@ UM community is expanding with at least 20 new positions in 2020.

Institute of Data Science

The Institute of Data Science at Maastricht University (IDS@UM) is a center led by distinguished professor Michel Dumontier. The mission of the Institute of Data Science is to foster an interfaculty environment for collaborative innovation in the development and application of data science technologies. IDS consists of a core team of data science experts that cooperate closely with researchers across disciplines such as medicine, life sciences, law, agriculture, social sciences and humanities, business and economics, knowledge engineering and smart services. 

Specifications

  • Postdoc
  • Health
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2790—€5127 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT2020.203

Employer

Maastricht University (UM)

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Location

Paul Henry Spaaklaan 1, 6229 ER, Maastricht

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Application procedure

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

Inquiries concerning this position can be directed to:

Prof. Michel Dumontier, Institute of Data Science,  michel.dumontier@maastrichtuniversity.nl

You can send your application that includes:

  • letter of motivation

  • CV

  • short research statement

  • contact information for 3 references

to this e-mail: RecruitmentFSE@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Interviews with the candidates will begin on the week August 24. 

 

Apply via postal mail

Apply via postal mail

You can send your application,including CV, motivation letter, short research statement, contact information for 3 references to this e-mail: RecruitmentFSE@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Don't forget to mention AcademicTransfer and the job number: AT2020.203 in your letter.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

Inquiries concerning this position can be directed to:

Prof. Michel Dumontier, Institute of Data Science,  michel.dumontier@maastrichtuniversity.nl

You can send your application that includes:

  • letter of motivation

  • CV

  • short research statement

  • contact information for 3 references

to this e-mail: RecruitmentFSE@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Interviews with the candidates will begin on the week August 24. 

 

Make sure to apply no later than 9 Aug 2020 23:58 (Europe/Amsterdam).