Two postdoctoral positions are available in computational and systems biology

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

 

Two postdoctoral positions are available in a project investigating missing and spurious links and labels of molecular networks at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore (www.ntu.edu.sg). The project will begin in January 2017 and is led by Professor Jagath Rajapakse in the School of Computer Science and Engineering.

 

Protein interaction networks are widely used in inferring disease mechanisms and in drug discovery. Missing and spurious links and labels are challenging and undermine the applications of protein interaction networks. The aim of this project is to develop computational techniques and tools for the prediction of missing and spurious links and labels by mapping the hierarchical modularity of protein interaction networks and gene ontology.  Methods will be applied for inferring disease mechanisms in leprosy, psoriasis, and cancer.

 

Postdoc 1 will research on various models of protein interaction networks, predicting missing links, extracting network modules, the hierarchical structure of protein complexes, and prioritizing proteins. A potential candidate will have background and experience in biological network analysis, probabilistic models, or machine learning.

 

Postdoc 2: will investigate the hierarchical structure and missing labels in gene ontology, and applications to inferring biological pathways from multiple biological data sources. A potential candidate will have experience in biological network analysis, machine learning, ontologies, or text mining.

 

For postdoctoral positions, PhD in a related field is required. For more details and applications, please send your curriculum vitae to Professor Jagath Rajapakse (asjagath@ntu.edu.sg).

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