Postdoctoral position in Machine Learing, University of Bristol

Postdoctoral position in Machine Learing, University of Bristol

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Fri, 22/10/2010 - 01:00

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding postdoctoral researcher with a background
in machine learning or statistics to contribute to a project with a core aim
of understanding the genetic basis of certain human diseases.

Technological changes in the field of human genetics have resulted in an unprecedented rate of data
generation, offering new opportunities for researchers with expertise in handling, integrating
and analysing large datasets. The goal of this Medical Research Council funded project is to
apply computational and mathematical approaches to the classification and analysis of disease
genes using data from high-throughput genomics platforms, particularly genome-wide
association study data. The post holder will contribute to the development and
application of machine learning and statistical approaches to genetic datasets,
the analysis and interpretation of results and the writing of research papers.

The successful applicant will have knowledge of and the capability to apply advanced
data analysis techniques to data classification and should have a mathematical, computer science or
bioinformatics background. The applicant should be qualified to PhD level (or equivalent) in one or
more of these fields, and should be able to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary

The successful applicant will have joint membership of the MRC Centre for Causal Analyses
in Translational Epidemiology (CAITE) and the Intelligent Systems Laboratory (ISL) at the
University of Bristol. Dr. Tom Gaunt will act as adviser at CAITE
(see and Dr. Colin Campbell is the adviser
within the ISL (see

Further information and details of the application procedure are available from:

Informal enquiries are welcome, and may be made to Dr. Tom Gaunt
(0117-3310132, tom.gaunt(at) or Dr. Colin Campbell
(0117-33-15620, C.Campbell(at)

The closing date for applications is: *** 9:00am on 19th November 2010 ***

Grade : Level A in Pathway 2
Starting Salary : £29,853
Timescale of Appointment: fixed term contract for 3 years.