[BioC] Off topic: predoctoral grant

Ramon Diaz-Uriarte rdiaz at cnio.es
Thu Oct 2 11:57:12 MEST 2003

(Apologies for double posting)

We have money to support a graduate student (or predoctoral student or 
postgraduate student, depending on your prefered semantics) to do a PhD in 
Bioinformatics. The current amount is 34000 euro for 3 years; a one or two 
year extension is possible (likely?). In addition to the PhD work, there are 
plenty of opportunities for collaboration with "wet lab" cancer researchers 
at one of the main cancer research institutes in Spain.

The topic of the thesis are gene expression signatures and predictive models 
of cancer status using gene expression data. Co-direction of the PhD with 
researchers at other institutions is possible.

The candidate should have a bachelors or MSc degree in maths or stats. She/he 
should be familiar with (o very interested in) multivariate methods 
(including PCA, PLS, sufficient dimension reduction methods, discriminant 
analysis), and statistical computing problems, and familiar with linear 
models, logistic regression, and survival analysis. Proficiency with R (and 
Bioconductor) and knowledge of C/C++ or Fortran is needed. Also required is a 
genuine interest in applied statistics and statistical consulting.

For further details please email Ramón Díaz-Uriarte at rdiaz at cnio.es.

Ramón Díaz-Uriarte
Bioinformatics Unit
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)
(Spanish National Cancer Center)
Melchor Fernández Almagro, 3
28029 Madrid (Spain)
Fax: +-34-91-224-6972
Phone: +-34-91-224-6900


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