Associate Research Officer (Quantitative Life Sciences and Information and Communication Technology Sections) - P-2 level

ICTP, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics

Trieste, Italy

ID: 7051964 (Ref.No. Associate Research Officer (QLS/ICTS))
Posted: July 12, 2018
Application Deadline: July 27, 2018

Job Description

ICTP, based in Trieste, Italy, provides a top class multi-disciplinary research environment in theoretical sciences, with cutting edge research, education and training, and it has been a driving force behind global efforts for the advancement of science in the developing world.

ICTP is seeking applicants for a new position in theoretical computer science and data science.

The successful applicant will undertake front-line research in the fields related to theoretical computer science and data science (e.g. machine learning and high dimensional statistics, information and coding theory, probabilistic models, combinatorial optimization and computational complexity, rigorous mathematical approaches and statistical physics approaches in computer science, theory of algorithms and high performance computing). The incumbent is also expected to assist in the planning and implementation of activities on data science in collaboration with ICTS and ICTP scientific groups. Essential responsibilities include:

• Undertake front-line research in fields related to theoretical computer science and data science, including statistical inference, machine learning and high dimensional statistics, information and coding theory, probabilistic models, combinatorial optimization and computational complexity, rigorous mathematical approaches and statistical physics approaches in computer science, theory of algorithms and high performance computing.
• Assist with promoting research in the field of theoretical computer science and data science through the organization of seminars, schools, workshops, conferences and topical meetings.
• In collaboration with ICTS and ICTP scientific groups, provide technical input to development projects on data science.
• Review the applications for course participants, postdoctoral and Associate fellowships, and short-term and long-term visits.
• Teach, as required, in Degree Programmes. Collaborate, as appropriate, with the Associates as well as other visitors to the Centre, especially those from developing countries.
• Additional activities that may be required to ensure the success of ICTP initiatives in Data Science.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION
- Advanced university degree (PhD or equivalent) in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science o areas related to the post.
WORK EXPERIENCE
- At least 2 years of relevant professional experience, of which preferably 1 year acquired at the international level.
- Documented record of excellence in research in theoretical computer science and data science.
- Documented experience in collaborative software development, script languages and compiled languages.
- Experience of scientific collaboration at international level.
SKILLS/COMPETENCIES
- Strong analytical and organizational skills.
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
LANGUAGES
- Excellent knowledge of English.

Contact Information:

ICTP Personnel Office
personnel_office@ictp.it
Personnel Office
Strada Costiera, 11 CAP 34151
Trieste,Trieste
Italy
Tel: +39-040-2240-595/596/695



 

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