Four POSTDOC Positions In Computer Science And Population Genetics

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Description: Four outstanding postdoctoral candidates are required to support the 2M euro EU-funded project ?Speed of Adaptation in Population Genetics and Evolutionary Computation? (SAGE). This project brings together four European research institutions – University of Nottingham, University of Sheffield, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, and IST Austria – to develop world-leading research at the interface between Population Genetics and Computer Science. Specifically, SAGE aims at bringing together these two research fields to develop a new quantitative theory of the efficiency of evolutionary processes in natural and artificial evolution.

Eligibility: Applications are invited from highly skilled researchers in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Theoretical Biology or related areas (at the interface between computer science and biology). A good understanding of evolutionary computation and/or population genetics will be an advantage. In addition, strong mathematical and analytical skills are essential. The applicants must have (or be very close to completing) a PhD in Computer Science, Biology, Mathematics, Physics or related disciplines. The successful candidates will be working on the development of a generalised theory of evolution covering both artificial evolution, such as in evolutionary algorithms, as well as natural evolution, and integrating methods and tools from both fields, including runtime analysis and the diffusion approximation, amongst others. They should be able to work independently as well as in multidisciplinary teams. Good communication and presentation skills are crucial. The candidates are expected to disseminate research results in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

To Apply: These posts offer a competitive salary and are available from January2014, for a period of up to 36 months. Applications should include a CV,names of references and a letter of motivation.

Applications should be submitted to individual sites as follows:

– University of Nottingham, UK:
Applicants should apply online through
Informal enquiries to Per Kristian Lehre,

– Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany:
Applications and informal enquiries should be emailed
to Tobias Friedrich,

– University of Sheffield, UK:
Applicants should apply online through
Informal enquiries to Dirk Sudholt,

– Institute of Science and Technology Austria:
Applications and informal enquiries should be emailed
to Tiago Paixao,

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