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Postdoctoral fellowship starting spring 2024

The Quantitative Life Sciences (QLS) section of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) seeks applications from outstanding scientists of any nationality with a strong research record for a postdoctoral position starting during spring 2024.

The position is linked to the project CHORAL GA 101039794 on the «Computational Hardness Of RepresentAtion Learning» funded by the European Research Council, with Dr. Jean Barbier as Principal Investigator.

The selected postdoctoral researcher is expected to carry out active, independent and multidisciplinary research in the broad area of:

Statistical inference and theory of neural networks: statistical mechanics, random matrix theory, information-theoretic and algorithmic aspects

 

The appointment will be made for two years, with the possibility of renewal for up to one additional year.

 

Candidates should have a background in some of the following disciplines:

  • Statistical mechanics, disordered systems and spin glasses (maths or physics)
  • Random matrix theory
  • High-dimensional statistics and probability
  • Information theory, signal processing, statistical inference
  • Theory of machine learning, gradient-based dynamics
  • Theory of message passing algorithms

 

Experience in the numerical implementation of inference and machine learning algorithms in addition to the analytic skills is a plus but is not mandatory.

Fields of research

Statistical Physics, Information Theory, Machine Learning

Entitlements

The net monthly salary ranges between 2100–2,700 EUR depending on seniority.
Benefits include a private health insurance, a pension contribution, special allowances for family members, competitive travel funds as well as computer equipment.

How to apply

Applications and expressions of interest are welcome. Applications should include a cover letter, an updated Curriculum Vitae 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: https://e-applications.ictp.it/applicant/login/4025

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contacts

Additional information about the project can be found: here.
 

For additional enquiries and expressions of interest, please contact: qls@ictp.it

Organizers
Postdoctoral Opportunity
The selected postdoctoral researcher willcarry out active, independent, multidisciplinary research in: Statistical inference and theory of neural networks; statistical mechanics, random matrix theory, information-theoretic and algorithmic aspects
Quantitative Life Sciences Section, ICTP, Trieste
Two years, with the possibility of renewal for up to one additional year
Deadline
28 Feb 2024
ICTP