PhD opportunity: COSMIC, COmbatting disorders of adaptive immunity with Systems MedICine
IBM - Zurich Research Lab
Type of contract:
A PhD research position is available at IBM – Zurich Research Laboratory, as a part of the H2020 COSMIC consortium, focused on understanding disorders of the adaptive immune system.
Background: EU countries face large health challenges to combat chronic diseases. Recently, systems medicine has emerged as a promising discipline to accelerate the translation of basic research into applications for improved diagnostics and personalized treatment. Its power arises from the integration of laboratory and computational approaches crossing research disciplines and sectors to solve clinical questions.
Approach: COSMIC will focus on B-cell neoplasia and rheumatoid arthritis, prototypical diseases originating from abnormal functioning of immune cells, often resulting in similar antigen specificities. The successful candidate will develop new algorithms to understand the molecular mechanisms of these diseases, and to identify strategies for optimal personalized patient treatment.
Keywords: Mechanistic models of cancer, Machine learning, Deep learning, Statistical inference.
In addition, the following experience would be helpful, but not essential:
Position contact information
Name: Maria Rodriguez Martinez
IBM Research - Zurich Saumerstrasse 4
Rueschlikon, Zurich 8803