14 days old

PhD position to study causal inference in the healthcare

חיפה, חיפה 30000
  • Job Code


Your Role and Responsibilities
The Machine Learning for Healthcare and Life Sciences group at IBM Research Haifa is a partner in the funded Marie Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) MLFPM (Machine Learning Frontiers in Precision Medicine) 2018. The network is a pan-European interdisciplinary and intersectoral training program for excellence. It brings young researchers together with world-leading academics and industry personnel to improve medical decision support through health record mining.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly-motivated early stage researcher (ESR), with a strong background and experience in computer science, machine learning and statistics, and good programming skills. This ESR will study towards a PhD degree and, under our guidance (and in collaboration with an academic co-advisor); develop scalable tools for accurate causal inference, combining recent advances in machine learning with more classical epidemiological methodology; and use these tools to address real-world questions in the healthcare domain.

The right candidate will enjoy a competitive salary and outstanding work environment.

Please also consult with https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/436992 regarding this position.

Position location: Haifa or Tel Aviv.
The position is available at the earliest convenience but no later than January 1, 2020.

For more details contact [email protected] and see the Machine Learning for Healthcare and Life Sciences page: http://www.research.ibm.com/haifa/dept/vst/analytics.shtml

Network eligibility criteria:
  • Early-stage researchers are those who are, at the time of recruitment by the host, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged. Please note applicants cannot already hold a PhD.
  • Conditions of international mobility of researchers: Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility when taking up the appointment. Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.
  • English language: both written and spoken English in a high level

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Strong background and experience in computer science, machine learning and statistics, and good programming skills.
  • MSc with research thesis
  • MSc from a leading university or a high GRE score
  • English: Fluent

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

About Business Unit

Your Life @ IBM

About IBM

Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.



  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-10-02 Expires: 2019-11-01

Featured Jobs

Career News

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

PhD position to study causal inference in the healthcare

חיפה, חיפה 30000

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast