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Postdoc Research Group Robinson

  • Klosterneuburg (Vienna), Austria
  • € 57’680 gross/year
  • Application Deadline: September 30, 2022

Your Responsibilities

The Robinson group focusses on developing statistical methods for large-scale electronic health record and medical genomics data.

The Robinson group offers two postdoctoral positions developing statistical methods and algorithms, with a view to facilitating more accurate characterisation of disease phenotypes, improved genetic mapping, and effective therapeutic hypothesis generation. Working with the project partner Boehringer Ingelheim, the group seeks to develop and test strategies to: (1) apply time-to-event models developed by the Robinson group towards additional therapeutic areas, to estimate feature-specific effects, and to account for case ascertainment; and (2) develop models that define causal relationships amongst the comorbidities of CMDR diseases. The projects aim to integrate a wide range of genomics data types like bulk expression and epigenetic data sets to help prioritise correlated genetic signals when considering time-to-remission, or event response times. The goal is to nominate variants, genes, and genomic pathways for in-depth follow-up analyses and to reveal for the first time the general pathways underlying treatment response.

Your Profile

The Robinson group is seeking excellent, highly-motivated, enthusiastic individuals with good communication skills to join our growing team. Successful candidates will be those with an independent work ethic and focus required to bring large-scale projects from an idea through to fruition. The group is also funded for the next three years by an SNSF Eccellenza Grant, as well as core institute funding. Thus, as well as working with our project partner team, you will also have the opportunity to work alongside three postdoctoral researchers and four PhD students focussed on statistics and method development for the life sciences.

  • PhD in statistics, applied mathematics, computer science, data science, or life sciences, completed within the last five years
  • Programming skills in C++ are a necessity
  • High-level understanding of high-dimensional statistics
  • a proven track record with publications in well-respected venues

Application documents: please send a single pdf document by email to containing, a 1 page motivation letter, a CV, a publication list, a separate 2 page overview of your previous work, paying particular attention to how your skills are applicable to this project, contact details of three references

To submit your application please email: matthew.robinson@ist.ac.at



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Your benefits

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Icon Gesundheitsmaсnahmen Multiple health offers
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