Research /research Associate: AI for Integrative Cancer Medicine

University of Cambridge, UK is inviting excellent candidates to apply for a postdoctoral researcher position in artificial intelligence. This position is available for 36 months. Applications should be sent before October 14, 2018.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months from the starting date (as soon as possible).

The Department of Computer Science and Technology (Computer Laboratory) is looking to appoint an enthusiastic researcher to join a large project on Integrative Cancer Medicine, funded by the Mark Foundation. The project will aim to develop and use novel AI methods, in particular machine learning algorithms and also logical approaches to integrate diverse types of patient data (e.g., genomic, molecular, imaging, clinical) in order to provide better and more personalised diagnostic and treatment plans. The successful applicant will work directly with Professor Pietro Lio’ and Dr Mateja Jamnik in the Department of Computer Science and Technology. This computational team will collaborate in close partnership with 4 other research teams from mathematics, clinical medicine and computational biology at the University of Cambridge, and will have the opportunity to interact with numerous other groups working on AI at Cambridge.

The aim of the project is to develop techniques from supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods, for example deep learning (graphs, attention, agents based, autoencoders), graphical models and generative logic models with reasoning rules, and combine them with network science to build medical decision support systems for personalised patient prognosis, therapy and drug optimisation.

We offer a great interdisciplinary environment for developing theory and applications, great data, interesting travel and opportunities to career path. The ideal candidate for this position will either have a strong background in developing machine learning algorithms, or have a strong background in logic and reasoning. In particular they should:

-have a strong background in several of: machine learning, artificial intelligence; and/or: logic, mathematics, theorem proving;

-have some experience in designing formal logical representations, and implementing and evaluating reasoning systems; and/or: in developing new machine learning algorithms;

-have a PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or maths (or be very close to submitting their PhD) and have a strong publication record;

-have good communication and team working skills to collaborate with other AI researchers and clinicians.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Mateja Jamnik ( and Professor Pietro Lio ( at the Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midnight on 14th October 2018. A short list of applicants will be invited for telephone/in-person interview shortly after.

Please ensure you upload your curriculum vitae; a statement of the particular contribution you would like to make to the project (maximum 500 words); a description (max 1 page of A4) of the research project you are most proud of and your contribution to it; a transcript of your university grades; and a cover letter with details of your visa status and earliest possible starting date. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.


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