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The Postdoctoral fellow will be hosted at the PLAI Group at UBC and supervised by Professor Frank Wood. The PLAI Group, led by Professor Wood, conducts research in probabilistic programming and machine learning and its area of application, with ongoing collaborations under projects funded by DARPA, Intel and other organizations. This project will be funded through a collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley Lab (LBL), with the aim of developing new methods in inference and normalizing flows, and applying them to problems of interest in high energy physics and cosmology.
- Assist with preparing reports and managing projects, and contribute to the reading group and monthly project meetings
- Contribute to publications based on the research work done with the group, and present results at conferences and lab meetings
- Search pertinent scientific literature as needed, and prepare proposals for research projects.
- Assist with ordering and procurement of supplies and equipment and with general maintenance of workspace.
- Collect, prepare and analyze research data; maintain computer database of research data; tabulate and display data for presentation in research conferences and for manuscript preparation; use graphics and statistical software to analyze and present data.
- Supervise and mentor other personnel in the laboratory to coordinate research efforts for increased efficiency; participate in training of fellows, residents, students and volunteer workers as needed.
- Contact information (name, e-mail, phone number, and relationship to applicant) for 3 references
- Research record and peer-reviewed publications demonstrating research expertise in the areas of statistics, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence or similar topics congruent with career stage
- Experience with applying data science principles to real-world physical systems or physics-based simulators is an asset
- Copy of up to 3 academic publications authored by the candidate
- Experience managing others and project management is an asset
- A 2-page statement of research interests/research proposal outlining ideas for research at UBC and how they connect with their past experiences
- A Ph.D. in computer science, statistics, Physics or a relevant discipline, completed within the last 5 years, or near completion with a confirmed defense date
- A detailed academic CV including list of publications
Company: The University of British Columbia
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Vancouver, BC, USA
Application Deadline: N/A