Physics Area, SISSA

Position ID:SISSA-Physics Area-DSFAC [#11309]
Position Title: Faculty Positions in Data Science at SISSA
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia 34136, Italy [map]
Subject Area: Data Science
Appl Deadline:2018/08/30 (posted 2018/06/18, listed until 2018/10/31)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The “Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati” (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy, invites expressions of interest for three faculty positions from outstanding candidates with a strong research record in Data Science. The level of the positions will range from Tenure Track to Full Professor according with the experience of the candidate. 

The candidates will be assessed taking into account: 

1) their capability of developing or improving methodologies in at least one of these topics: (a) Machine Learning; (b) Deep Learning; (c) Bayesian Inference; (d) Clustering, dimensionality reduction and unsupervised learning; (e) Optimization algorithms for machine learning and data science; (f) Streaming and distributed algorithms; (g) Large scale inference, multiple hypothesis testing and high-dimensional statistics. Any other novel topic involving the understanding of complex, high-dimensional, rich sets of data can be considered. 

2) Their capability of applying these techniques to real-world problems in natural sciences, and in particular in at least one of these field: (a) astrophysics; (b) bioinformatics; (c) condensed matter physics; (d) cosmology; (e) material science; (f) neurosciences; (g) system biology; (h) statistical physics. Other fields may also be considered if the candidate brings outstanding creativity and depth to the research. Interdisciplinary profiles will be considered particularly positively. 

The successful candidate is expected to work as an independent principal investigator, promoting and leading applied research to complement the more theoretically oriented expertise of the SISSA groups. S/he will join the SISSA PhD teaching programme and supervise graduate students, whose scholarships will be paid by SISSA. All the positions come with a substantial starting grant. 

The deadline for submitting the expressions of interest, in English and only via Academic Jobs Online, is August 30, 2018. They should include: 

* Curriculum Vitae with a complete publication list and the names of up to three referees. 
* Description of current research interests. 
* List of ten publications of greatest interest for the selection. 

SISSA is a leading international research institution offering PhD and PostDoctoral training, beautifully located at and overseeing the northernmost spot of the Mediterranean Sea. It is in favor of family-friendly, gender balanced and diverse academic environment. It offers first rate facilities including subsidized daycare. Italian law recognizes parental leave as an individual right for each parent. All of its activities are held in English. More information about the school can be found at . Upon receipt and evaluation of the expressions of interest, the SISSA governing bodies will deliberate on the opening of the position according to the provisions of the Italian law.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
via Bonomea, 265
34136 Trieste

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