Research Assistant in “Exascale Compound Activity Prediction Engine (ExCAPE)” Royal Holloway University of London, Department of Computer Science

Research Assistant

 

Department of Computer Science

 

Location: Egham


Salary: £28,185 to £33,210 per annum - including London Allowance


Closing Date: Friday 20 October 2017


Interview Date: To be confirmed


Reference: 0917-388


The CLRC and Computer Science department is seeking to recruit a research assistant to work in the area of scalable machine learning of complex models entitled “Exascale Compound Activity Prediction Engine (ExCAPE)”. This is an EU Horizon 2020 project with participation of many big companies like IMEC, INTEL and a number of EU Universities. The position is available from September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter and will run for 6 months.

 

In this project,we consider scalable machine learning algorithms with applications in the field of predicting compound bioactivity for the pharmaceutical industry.There are challenges including imbalanced data, confidence estimation,data standards,model quality and feature diversity. The ExCAPE project is solving these problems by producing state of the art scalable algorithms and implementations for running on future Exascale machines.The RA will work on the developing machine learning algorithms for exascale computers by using HPC programming techniques.

 

Applicants should have already completed an MSc or PhD degree in a relevant discipline and/or sufficient programming experience. Knowledge of molecular chemistry would be an advantage. Applicants should have an excellent research track record and good work experience in applying various programming techniques to implement machine learning algorithms. Applicants should be able to demonstrate scientific creativity, research independence, and the ability to communicate their ideas effectively in written and verbal form.

 

This is a full time and temporary post, available from September 2017 for a fixed term period of 6 months until 31st August 2018. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

 

Informal enquiries can be made to Alex Gammerman at A.Gammerman@rhul.ac.uk

 

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk. The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.ukor via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241.

 

The College cannot apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post. Candidates applying for this position need to have their own permission to work in the UK based on UK Visa and Immigration requirements.

 

Please quote the reference: 0917-388

 

Closing Date: Midnight, 20 October 2017

 

Interview Date:To be confirmed


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