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              complex in low concentration of Tl+Postdoctoral opening in machine learning and bioinformatics


The biology and computer science departments at the University of California, San Diego, are looking for an outstanding postdoctoral scholar to do research in the general area of machine learning applied to bioinformatics. The successful candidate will work closely with Professor Milton Saier from biology and Professor Charles Elkan from computer science on an interdisciplinary project funded by an NIH R01 grant. The grant, which runs until 2015, supports the development of innovative new software associated with the TCDB database of transporter proteins.

This position is for an independent individual who is enthusiastic about starting a world-class research career. Applicants should have a strong record of high quality published research in bioinformatics, machine learning, and/or computational biology. They should be motivated to be the main author of basic research papers to be published at top venues such as ISMB and ICML. However, they should also have strong programming skills and be willing to develop practical software for use by students and biologists working on TCDB. Skills needed for maintaining existing software include Python, PHP, and SQL.

Applicants must possess a doctorate in computer science, bioinformatics, or a closely related field. There are no restrictions on citizenship, and applicants from leading universities outside the U.S. are welcome. The starting date can be as soon as June 1, 2012. Assuming strong performance, funding is available to renew the position for up to three years. The salary will be competitive and UCSD benefits are excellent. Funds for professional travel will be available.

Please send expressions of interest and applications to Charles Elkan at elkan@ucsd.edu, mentioning "TCDB postdoc" in the email subject line. The review process will start immediately and will continue until the opening is filled. Leading applicants will be interviewed by video Skype and may be invited to visit in person.

The University of California, San Diego, is an equal opportunity employer with strong commitments to diversity and excellence.