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The University of Southampton
Institute for Life Sciences

Applications are invited for 2 two-year postdoctoral positions

Published: 3 August 2016
Joining the dots
Joining the dots: from data to insight

These Postdoctoral Researcher positions in Statistical Machine Learning for Topological Data Analysis arise in the context of a new exciting interdisciplinary programme developed at Southampton by a team of scientists from Mathematical Sciences, Computer Science, Medicine and Chemistry under the umbrella of the Institute for Life Sciences.


Postdoctoral Researchers in Statistical Machine Learning for Topological Data Analysis

Applications are invited for 2 two-year postdoctoral positions supported by an EPSRC grant “Joining the dots: from data to insight” ( This programme will develop a powerful synthesis of data analytic methods from topology, statistics and machine learning for applications in medicine and computational chemistry.

The work will cover a wide range of problems from developing new data analytic methodology, algorithmic implementations, to specific applications. Our exemplar applications include clinical studies of asthma (in collaboration with U-BIOPRED, the largest asthma research consortium in the world) and computational molecule design, which is at the centre of research into new drugs for major diseases.

The successful candidates should have strong background and research track record in a suitable area of statistics, machine learning, topological data analysis, mathematical chemistry, mathematical biology.

The applicants should have strong computational skills supported by proficiency in a programming language like MATLAB, R, SAS, python, etc., with emphasis on developing new methodology. The applicants should have a strong interest and track record in interdisciplinary projects and should be able to work successfully in a research team.

The positions will be available from and it is our intention to fill them as soon as possible. The starting salary will be in the range £29,000 to £31,600.

Informal enquiries about the positions should be directed to Prof Jacek Brodzki, or Prof Jeremy Frey

The deadline for applications is 15 September 2016 and the positions are available from 1 October 2016. For more information on this position and to apply online please visit


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