Opportunity: Marie Curie Individual Fellowships from the European Commission

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Marie Curie Individual fellowship at CDS lab at ICAR-CNR Naples Branch

Description: These individual fellowships are for experienced postdoctoral researchers willing to choose their own research topic. These fellowships are designed to support promising young researchers from Italy and abroad.

The Position: The grant provides an allowance to cover living, travel and family costs. In addition, EC provides funding for research and training purposes. The Fellowship is paid via the host institution, in the present case from the National Research Council. Funding is available for a maximum period of two years.

The Candidate: The successful candidate holds a doctoral degree or at least four years of full-time research experience
applicants must either come to Europe or conduct their research in another country within Europe.

The Laboratory: The aim of Computational and Data Lab is to develop algorithms, models and software tools to detect, understand and design scientific and technological solutions through the analysis of data obtained from experiments and tests, and/or through simulation of the processes generating them, dealing with new scientific challenges and multidisciplinary activities, related to ICT. Its activity is focused on the resolution of real problems with methodologies spanning from computer simulation, to scientific modelling and analysis, processing and management of complex and big data, sometimes heterogeneous, integrating knowledge domains and competences that belong to Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

Fields of applications are going to be characterized by big data from different sources (numeric variables, items and values, symbolic data, texts, pictures and video, streams and multi-way data, networks, etc.). At the same time, appropriately integrating the methodologies of CDS-Lab with different knowledge domains, it is possible to yield a new and more efficient perspective to real problems analysis and interpretation of the results. Moreover, the research activity will be held in collaboration with experts of different. Fields of application include:
- Computational Biology: development of models to describe and predict biological phenomena.
- Bioinformatics: data analysis of high throughput sequencing and spectrometry experiments.
- Biotechnology: detecting new prognostic and therapeutic targets.
- Video and image processing: pattern recognition and video tracking from phase contrast and fluorescence microscopy.
- Computer graphics: photorealistic rendering of interesting biological molecules and of ambience and landscapes.

The Institute: High Performance Computing and Networking Institute (ICAR-CNR) offers innovative solutions in terms of research, technology transfer and high education in the area of intelligent systems with complex functionality (cognitive systems and robotics, knowledge representation, extraction and reasoning, human-computer interface, optimization) and high performance computing (cloud computing, parallel and distributed environments and advanced technologies for the Internet). Significant applications are developed in the areas of e-health, energy, security, bioinformatics, cultural heritage, smart cities.

Deadline: Application should be submitted by September 14th, 2017.
How to apply: https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/about/individual-fellowships_en
Contact: mario.guarracino at cnr.it