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Postdoctoral Research Associate

The University of Edinburgh - School of Biological Sciences

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th October 2021
Closes: 3rd November 2021
Job Ref: 2162
 

Full time contract (35 hours per week)

Fixed Term (4 years)

We are looking for an exceptionally talented and motivated researcher to take up a fully-funded 4-year position as Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) in deep learning for therapeutics engineering, as part of the EPSRC Early Career Fellowship ‘GREET: Generative Recombinant Enzyme Engineering for Therapeutics’, led by Dr Giovanni Stracquadanio.

The Opportunity:

The candidate is expected to design, develop, and test innovative deep learning models to engineer and manufacture new therapeutic enzymes for rare enzymatic disorders. The successful candidate will focus on variational and adversarial models and will work closely with experimental scientists, within the lab and with industrial partners, to test and characterise in-silico designs. The project is a unique opportunity to build a highly competitive profile at the intersection of deep learning, therapeutics design and synthetic biology.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Excellent track record of high-impact research in deep learning, machine learning or statistical learning applied to biology.
  • Strong track record in biological data analysis.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Strong planning and management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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