Call for applications - Postdoctoral Fellowship with the ICTP's Quantitative Life Sciences section

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Mon Aug 10 14:57:55 CEST 2020

*Postdoctoral Fellowship with the  ICTP's Quantitative Life Sciences 
section starting Fall 2020 - A**pply by ***August *15, 2020 *

ICTP's Quantitative Life Sciences (QLS) 
<cid:part1.76E045C6.F12BE5FC at> section seeks applications for two 
postdoctoral positions starting in the fall of 2020 from outstanding 
young scientists of any nationality with a strong research record.
ICTP <> is a UNESCO Category 1 research institute 
supporting science and education in the developing world. ICTP promotes 
worldwide initiatives for the career development of women in science.

The QLS section provides a unique international research environment 
for postdoctoral fellows with about 15 group members (faculty, postdocs, 
graduate students and visitors), an intense programme of workshops and 
conferences, close collaborations with local institutions (SISSA, ICGEB, 
Trieste University) and internationally renowned research institutions. 
The QLS section has expertise in a broad range of fields including 
statistical physics of information processing, information theory, 
statistical learning, reinforcement learning, ecology and evolution, 
biophysics, and stochastic thermodynamics. Postdoctoral fellows are 
encouraged, and supported, to participate in activities in developing 
countries in order to promote the mission of the ICTP.

Candidates should have a background in statistical mechanics and/or 
applied mathematics, and be able to carry out active, independent and 
multidisciplinary research in at least one of the following areas:

  *    Information processing in biological systems;
  *    High-dimensional model-free inference;
  *    Individual and collective behaviour in animals and machines.

Candidates with expertise in both theoretical aspects and in data 
science are especially encouraged to apply.

Benefits include health insurance, a pension contribution, and special 
allowances for family members. Appointments will be made for two years, 
with the possibility of renewal for one more year.

Applications and expressions of interest are welcome. Applications 
should include a cover letter, an updated CV including the full list of 
publications, a statement of research interests, and two or more letters 
of recommendation. Applications must be submitted on-line at: Incomplete 
applications will not be considered.

For additional inquiries, and expressions of interest, please contact: 
qls at*

Application deadline: August 15, 2020

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