Research Fellow (Open Risk Net)

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Company: University of Birmingham

Department: Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences/ Institute of Translational Medicine

Salary: £29,301 to £38,183 With potential progression once in post to £40,523 a year.

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-113 2195587

Fax: +44-1263 5397827

E-mail: N\A


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Machine learning & the Semantic Web (Bioinformatics) position

The Centre for Computational Biology and the Institute of Translational Medicine are seeking to recruit an experienced, energetic and creative researcher in the areas of data mining, machine learning and ontology engineering. The post-holder will be part of a large and diverse H2020 consortium (OpenRiskNet) and will be responsible for the application of ontologies for the development of a semantic framework that will cater the harmonisation, interoperability, integration, analysis of biomedical data as well as the development of a variety of AI methods that cater their analysis. An excellent network of biomedical, clinical and technological collaborations offers novel data types and datasets, as well as opportunities for discovery validation and translation into clinic or pharma by domain experts.

The candidate must have expertise in the intersection of computer science, machine learning and systems engineering. The ideal candidate will hold a PhD relevant to these areas and will complement the current activities of the group with high-class research in the areas of data management, data mining, statistical inference, machine learning, data visualization and algorithms. Experience in semantic technologies and in particular using ontologies or formal knowledge in biology or biomedicine is desirable although not essential. The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of python and java with and the libraries related to data analytics, experience in database management and design, as well as ideally experience in using tools and platforms from ecosystems such as Hadoop. The position requires the ability to independently take responsibility over a scientific project, strong teamwork and communication skills, reliability, attention to detail and effective time management.

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent experience in Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Sciences.  A relevant degree which should be linked to informatics and science and demonstrate an understanding of both science and informatics in a clinical setting

The duration for the post will be initially for two years, with the potential for additional year, and it offers a considerable scope for innovation and academic development.

For informal enquiries, please contact: Professor Georgios Gkoutos (

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £29,301 to £38,183. With potential progression once in post to £40,523 a year.

Informal inquires and further details can be obtained from Georgios Gkoutos (

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Interview date: TBC

To download the details and submit an electronic application online visit: alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000.

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