[Elsnet-list] Four Postdoc Positions in Computer Science and Population Genetics

Per Kristian Lehre PerKristian.Lehre at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue Nov 5 13:46:21 CET 2013


FOUR POSTDOC POSITIONS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND POPULATION GENETICS
Speed of Adaptation in Population Genetics and Evolutionary Computation
(SAGE) http://www.project-sage.eu

Four outstanding postdoctoral candidates are required to support the 2M
euro EU-funded project ‘Speed of Adaptation in Population Genetics and
Evolutionary Computation’ (SAGE). This project brings together four
European research institutions - University of Nottingham, University of
Sheffield, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, and IST Austria - to
develop world-leading research at the interface between Population
Genetics and Computer Science. Specifically, SAGE aims at bringing
together these two research fields to develop a new quantitative theory
of the efficiency of evolutionary processes in natural and artificial
evolution.

Applications are invited from highly skilled researchers in Computer
Science, Mathematics, Physics, Theoretical Biology or related areas (at
the interface between computer science and biology). A good
understanding of evolutionary computation and/or population genetics
will be an advantage. In addition, strong mathematical and analytical
skills are essential. The applicants must have (or be very close to
completing) a PhD in Computer Science, Biology, Mathematics, Physics or
related disciplines. The successful candidates will be working on the
development of a generalised theory of evolution covering both
artificial evolution, such as in evolutionary algorithms, as well as
natural evolution, and integrating methods and tools from both fields,
including runtime analysis and the diffusion approximation, amongst
others. They should be able to work independently as well as in
multidisciplinary teams. Good communication and presentation skills are
crucial. The candidates are expected to disseminate research results in
peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

These posts offer a competitive salary and are available from January
2014, for a period of up to 36 months. Applications should include a CV,
names of references and a letter of motivation.

Applications should be submitted to individual sites as follows:

 - University of Nottingham, UK:
   Applicants should apply online through
   http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~pkl/sage-ad.html
   Informal enquiries to Per Kristian Lehre, 
   perkristian.lehre at nottingham.ac.uk

 - Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany:
   http://www.theinf.uni-jena.de/en/SAGE.html
   Applications and informal enquiries should be emailed 
   to Tobias Friedrich, friedrich at uni-jena.de

 - University of Sheffield, UK:
   Applicants should apply online through 
   http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~dirk/sage-ad.html
   Informal enquiries to Dirk Sudholt, d.sudholt at sheffield.ac.uk

 - Institute of Science and Technology Austria:
   http://ist.ac.at/research-groups-pages/barton-group/positions/
   Applications and informal enquiries should be emailed 
   to Tiago Paixao, tiago.paixao at ist.ac.at.

For more information, please see http://www.project-sage.eu

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