What we are looking for
The BioMed X Institute in Heidelberg, Germany, is establishing a new, fully funded research group in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning:
Next Generation Virtual Patient Engine for Clinical Translation of Drug Candidates
If you hold a PhD or equivalent degree with an outstanding track record or strong interest in data science (AI/ML) or molecular biology / cell biology / pharmacology and are interested to collaborate in a cross-functional team of wet lab, data and computer scientists, we invite you to apply with a project proposal for a position in our new research group (1 group leader, 2 postdoctoral researchers, 2 research assistants).
Each BioMed X project team is sponsored by an industry partner. The sponsor of this call for application is Sanofi.
90% of drug candidates fail during clinical development, most of them due to a lack of efficacy as compared to the standard of care.
What if we could test drive drug development candidates in virtual patients to gate the best ones into the clinic and choose the right patients and dosing for clinical trials?
In close collaboration with our pharma partner Sanofi, the task of the new research group is to develop a versatile computational platform which can predict the efficacy of first- or best-in class drug candidates in virtual patient populations at unprecedented accuracy. As a proof-of-concept, the initial model should focus on chronic immune-mediated diseases such as atopic dermatitis (AD) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Project proposals should focus on the following key challenges:
Original ideas reaching far beyond the current state-of-the-art are particularly encouraged.
Candidates for postdoctoral positions are expected to have completed a PhD or equivalent within the last four years and a certain degree of specialization in one or more relevant cutting-edge technologies and scientific areas including, but not limited to genomics, imaging, DNA metabolism, and chromatin remodeling.
What we offer
There is flexibility over starting dates, but successful applicants are welcome to take up post starting July 1, 2023.
Application & Selection Process
About BioMed X
BioMed X is an independent research institute located on the campus of the University of Heidelberg in Germany, with a world-wide network of partner locations. Together with our partners, we identify big biomedical research challenges and provide creative solutions by combining global crowdsourcing with local incubation of the world’s brightest early-career research talents. Each of the highly diverse research teams at BioMed X has access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure and is continuously guided by experienced mentors from academia and industry. At BioMed X, we combine the best of two worlds – academia and industry – and enable breakthrough innovation by making biomedical research more efficient, more agile, and more fun.
BioMed X Institute
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