Postdocs or researchers to work in the interdisciplinary research project Hierarchical Analysis of Temporal and Spatial Data (HASTE)

We are recruiting up to three postdocs or researchers to work in the interdisciplinary research project Hierarchical Analysis of Temporal and Spatial Data (HASTE),
see http://haste.research.it.uu.se, within the research groups of Prof. Carolina Wählby,
see http://www.cb.uu.se/~carolina/, Assoc. Prof. Andreas Hellander,
see http://hellanderlab.research.it.uu.se and Assoc. Prof. Ola Spjuth,
see http://www.farmbio.uu.se/forskning/researchgroups/pb.

Research project: You will join a recently started project that will run for 5 years and which is funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF). This interdisciplinary project aims at developing new, intelligent ways of processing and managing very large amounts of microscopy images in order to be able to leverage the imminent explosion of image data from modern experimental setups in the biosciences. One central idea is to represent datasets as intelligently formed and maintained information hierarchies, and to prioritize data acquisition and analysis to certain regions/sections of data based on automatically obtained metrics for usefulness and interestingness. To arrive at such smart systems for scientific discovery in image data, we will pursue a range of topics such as efficient data mining in image data, machine learning models with quantifiable confidence that learn an objects interestingness, and development of intelligent and efficient cloud systems capable of mapping data and compute to a variety of cloud computing and data storage e-infrastructure based on the quality and interestingness of the data. Project partners are at the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Uppsala University, Vironova AB and AstraZeneca AB.

We are currently seeking to fill three roles in the project. More information about the specific projects can be found on the project webpage:

  • Detection of informative data from large-scale spatial and temporal experiments (with placement in the Wählby lab)
  • Smart systems for creation and maintenance of information hierarchies in multi-cloud environments (with placement in the Hellander Lab)
  • Machine-learning with quantifiable confidence or probability (with placement in the Spjuth lab)

We welcome applications no later that 2017-05-23. All applications must be submitted via the online recruitment portal. See http://haste.reserach.it.uu.se/recruitment for more information.

Researcher Position in Scientific Computing/Systems Biology

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.

The Department of Information Technology conducts research and education in a spectrum of areas within Computer Science and Information Technology. The research is organized in five Divisions, and the research at the Division of Scientific Computing has a broad scope, ranging from numerical analysis over software development and high-performance computing to collaborative projects in Computational Science and Engineering and industrial applications.

The researcher will work in an research project funded by eSSENCE, a strategic collaborative research programme in e-science between three Swedish universities with a strong tradition of excellent e-science research: Uppsala University, Lund University and Umeå University. e-science promotes innovation in collaborative, computationally or data intensive research across all disciplines. In Uppsala, a number of projects are supported by the programme. Most of them are in computer simulation and data science in biology, chemistry, and physics. More information about eSSENCE is found at the homepage http://essenceofescience.se/.

The project, described below, will be conducted as part of a collaboration between the the research groups headed by associate professor Andreas Hellander, Uppsala University, see http://hellanderlab.research.it.uu.se, and associate professor Igor Adameyko, Karolinska Institute, see http://ki.se/en/fyfa/developmental-biology-and-regenerative-medicine.

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Two former eSSENCE PIs receive Big data grants from SSF

Congratulations to Sven Nelander and Carolina Wählby!

Sven Nelander and Carolina Wählby from Uppsala University receive 30 MSEK and 29 MSEK, respectively, from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research for projects in big data and scientific computing, see http://stratresearch.se/pressmeddelande/200-miljoner-till-big-data-och-berakningsvetenskap/ Both Sven and Carolina have been PIs in projects funded by eSSENCE, see http://essenceofescience.se/cancer-landscapes-an-interactive-global-map-of-regulation-in-human-cancer/ and http://essenceofescience.se/large-scale-analysis-of-live-cells/ In Carolina’s project, Ola Spjuth and Andreas Hellander will participate. Both Ola and Andreas have been supported by eSSENCE, see http://essenceofescience.se/predictive-modeling-in-drug-discovery/ and http://essenceofescience.se/development-of-escience-methods-for-drug-discovery/

 

Two researcher positions in e-science

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.

eSSENCE is a strategic collaborative research programme in e-science between three Swedish universities with a strong tradition of excellent e-science research: Uppsala University, Lund University and Umeå University. e-science promotes innovation in collaborative, computationally or data intensive research across all disciplines. In Uppsala, a number of projects are supported by the programme. Most of them are in computer simulation and data science in biology, chemistry, and physics. More information about eSSENCE is found at the homepage http://essenceofescience.se/

eSSENCE is seeking two outstanding candidates at the researcher level for e-science projects in electromagnetics and sociology using techniques in scientific computing and statistical physics.

http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=134648

Two postdoc positions in e-science

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.

eSSENCE is a strategic collaborative research programme in e-science between three Swedish universities with a strong tradition of excellent e-science research: Uppsala University, Lund University and Umeå University. e-science promotes innovation in collaborative, computationally or data intensive research across all disciplines. In Uppsala, a number of projects are supported by the programme. Most of them are in computer simulation and data science in biology, chemistry, and physics. More information about eSSENCE is found at the homepage http://essenceofescience.se/ . eSSENCE is seeking two outstanding candidates at the postdoctoral level for e-science projects in systems biology and text recognition using techniques in scientific computing and machine learning.

http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=133965

New postdoc and researcher positions at Uppsala University

Six new postdoc and researcher positions are funded by eSSENCE in Uppsala in 2017-2018. The projects and the principal investigators are

The first project is data driven and a collaboration between Uppsala and Lund Universities. In the second project, machine learning will be used for semi-automatic interpretation of handwritten material in collaboration with the University Library. Computational methods will be applied to problems in developmental biology in the third project in a collaboration with Karolinska Institute. The Departments of Cell and Molecular Biology and Information Technology work together to improve functional network models in the fourth project. The multipole method will be implemeted on parallel computers in an industrial collaboration in the fifth project, Methods from statistical physics will be applied to electoral data from Stockholm city in the last project. New partnerships and new applications for eSSENCE are found in all projects.

Free Internet Courses on Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics

The spring 2017 introductory course on Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics (7.5 ECTS credits; start January 16, 2017) given by Uppsala University is now open for late application.

The course, which is free of charge for EU/EAA-citizens, is suited for researchers who are interested to learn how complex chemical and biomedical processes can be investigated even down to their finest chemical details using informatics, and how this can be used for the development of novel drugs.

To receive further information please visit www.pharmbio.org.

On request of many previous participants we now also offer two additional courses:

I. Applied Structural Pharmaceutical Bioinformatis (5 ECTS credits; start January 16, 2017)
II. Applied Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics (5 ECTS credits; start April 3, 2017)

More information is available at www.pharmbio.org/pages/other_courses .

To apply to the courses, please follow this link:

https://www.universityadmissions.se/intl/search?period=VT_2017&freeText=Pharmaceutical+bioinformatics&semesterPart=0

Full Professor in High Performance Computing at the Department of Computing Science @Umeå University

Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskaplig fakultet

Umeå universitet satsar på kreativa miljöer för studier och arbete. Hos oss finns attraktiva utbildningar, världsledande forskning och utmärkta innovations- och samverkansmöjligheter. Fler än 4 300 medarbetare och 31 500 studenter har redan valt Umeå universitet. Välj oss du också.

Umeå Universitet välkomnar ansökningar till en befattning som professor i högprestandaberäkningar vid Institutionen för datavetenskap. Vi söker en stark akademisk ledare med en tydlig strategisk vision. Du ska komplettera befintlig kompetens och bygga nätverk och samarbeten med existerande starka forskningsmiljöer inom och utom universitet, delta i planering av forskningsprojekt samt aktivt söka medel för finansiering av forskning. Sista ansökningsdag är 2017-04-24.

https://umu.mynetworkglobal.com/what:job/jobID:127859/

1-2 Postdoctoral researcher positions in Computing Science with focus on resource management in Cloud and Edge computing (2 years)

The Department of Computing Science at Umeå University (http://www.cs.umu.se) is seeking outstanding candidates for post-doctoral researcher positions in cloud computing and distributed systems.

The last date for application is 2016-10-31.

For more information and application:
https://umu.mynetworkglobal.com/en/what:job/jobID:114174/

eSSENCE in the media – UNT 2016-09-07

eSSENCE in the media

Per Lötstedt, Director of eSSENCE, was interviewed by the Uppsala newspaper, UNT. In an article entitled “The laboratory has moved into the computer” Per took the opportunity of introducing e-Science to the public and describing the eSSENCE research program.The article was published on September 7, 2016 (in Swedish).

If you have a subscription you can read the article here.