Research positions in Japan at the RIKEN Center

Succinct information processing unit in the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligent Project, Japan, is opening two new research positions.
The aim of this unit is to develop new methods in the area of data compression, data structures, algorithms, data mining, machine learning and their applications  in Bioinformatics and Chemoinformatics.

Application deadline for the postdoc and the internship positions is not set. (Early application is preferable). Please ask for more information on the positions by

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12 PhD fellowships in Computer Science at the University of Pisa, covering three years: Nov 2017 – Oct 2020

This PhD is a joint collaboration between the University of Pisa and the Universities of Florence and Siena. One of the 12 PhD fellowships is specifically reserved to students which got their master degree outside Italy, all the other fellowships can be accessed by any master student independently of her/his country and degree. Fellowships are increased by 50% for periods of research visits abroad.  Extra funding is available for participation to international conferences, schools, workshops, and short research visits. The language of the PhD program is English.

The deadline for applications is 19 July 2017 (hr 13:00).

For more info on the call please look at the site:

–          English version:

–          Italian version:

Since 1982, when it was established, our PhD in Computer Science aims to train researchers and innovators in Information Science and Technology, so our PhD students are involved since the beginning in the research activities, they are invited to attend monographic courses and international PhD schools, as well as to spend study and research periods in academic and industrial research centers in Italy and abroad. Our PhD offers strong relationships for research projects, internships and job placements with prestigious ICT companies worldwide in the area of Big Data and Web, Smart Communities and Social Networks, FinTech and Industry 4.0, BioInformatics and Smart Health, etc. Special attention will be devoted to internships in startups with an international visibility and, additionally, students will have the opportunity to attend the course “PhD+ : Research Valorization, Innovation and Entrepreneurial mindset”, launched by UniPI since 2011, in which young researchers are thought and trained on those soft skills with seminars on business modeling and planning, IP protection and valorization, communication tools and techniques, fund raising from public and private bodies, start-up creation, and so on.

At the end of the PhD, our students will be able to contribute to the definition of new models and theories for computation and information processing; foundations, algorithms and SW/HW platforms for the organization, storage and analysis of (Big) data; new languages and tools to support emerging programming paradigms, such as the ones required or designed in the area of Artificial Intelligence, Cloud and Fog computing, Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Networking, Programming paradigms and methodologies, etc..

For more information, please contact Prof. Paolo Ferragina at


@CSUCI Comp Sci students: position at QAD

We have a single immediate opening for our year long training program. This is a great opportunity for for a CSUCI student. This is the same program I’ve mentioned in the past. The person we hire gets 6 months hands on training in RnD here in Summerland. Them we fly them out to the east coast for 3 months of hands on training within out Support organization, and they finish the program with 3 more months working at customers sites at any number of random global customer sites. During the 12 month program, they are paid full salaries and get 6 months housing with with RnD or on the east coast. This position will have the option to relocate to Michigan at the conclusion of the program.

Daniel Villanueva
Project Manager

1100 Innovation Place
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 USA
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Two 1-year research positions are available at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Pisa

Two 1-year research positions are available at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Pisa.

The positions are funded on the Project MIUR-SIR (2014) CMACBioSeq. The aim of this project is to develop research in the area of Data Compression and Sequence Analysis by using methods from Combinatorics on Words and by developing algorithms and data structures for the treatment of strings (indexing, querying, analyzing, …), mainly datasets from Next-generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies or third generation sequencing technologies.
Candidates with expertise in string/parallel algorithms and NGS bioinformatics are encouraged to apply.

Research areas include:
– string algorithmics,
– text indexing for big data,
– indexes for approximate pattern matching
– text compression and compressed text indexing,
– external memory indexes,
– space efficient data structures,
– shared memory parallel computing,
– and so on.

* Application deadline: May 2017, 27th
* Start date : June 2017 (negotiable)
* Duration: 12 months
* Expected: Master’s Degree (or PhD).

For detailed job descriptions and how to apply, visit:


PhD or PostDoc positions in Discrete Algorithms and Data Structures at Dortmund

The Technical University of Dortmund has one of the largest faculties
for Computer Science in Germany and offers a very stimulating
environment for algorithm theory and algorithm engineering.

The group of Johannes Fischer
offers 2 full-time PhD or PostDoc positions in the broad area of Discrete
Algorithms or Data Structures, starting as soon as possible. We seek:

* PhD-students with an excellent Master’s (or equivalent) degree in
computer science and a strong interest in algorithms and data
structures, to be documented, e.g., with specialization in those
topics and very good grades.
* PostDocs with a PhD in computer science and a strong background in
discrete algorithms and data structures, to be documented, e.g.,
with a strong publication record in those fields.

Research areas of the group include:

– string algorithmics,
– text indexing for big data,
– indexes for approximate pattern matching
– text compression and compressed text indexing,
– external memory indexes,
– space efficient data structures, and
– shared memory and distributed parallel computing,

but other research topics fitting into the areas of stringology or
compressed data structures are also welcome.


Assistant/Associate Professor in Algorithms and Data Structures, Complexity Theory, or Discrete Mathematics

DTU Compute’s Section for Algorithms, Logic and Graph theory (AlgoLoG), invite applications for an appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor within Algorithms and Data structures, Complexity theory, or Discrete mathematics. The position is available from 01.05.2017 or according to mutual agreement.

Source: Assistant/Associate Professor in Algorithms and Data Structures, Complexity Theory, or Discrete Mathematics


Graduate positions at Bonsai group from University of Lille and Inria (France), starting January 2017

A position for a master thesis (4-6 months) and a PhD grant (36
months) are available in the Bonsai group from University of Lille and
Inria (France), starting January 2017 or later.

The Bonsai research group focuses on efficient algorithms and data
structures for high-throughput sequencing data.  This position is
funded by a national collaborative project on Nanopore sequencing,
that gathers groups in computational biology and wet labs (ANR ASTER).
The main objective is to define a general purpose local alignment
algorithm that is able to handle long error-prone reads, using
advanced techniques such as dimensionality reduction, seed-and-extend
methods, alignment-free methods. The post requires a high level
of expertise in discrete algorithms and good programming skills (C++).

For more information on the position and the application process,
please contact Laurent Noé and Hélène Touzet


Research position in Portugal

INESC TEC ( at Porto, Portugal, is accepting applications to award 1 Research Grant for MSC within the Project “TEC4Growth – RL FourEyes – Intelligence, Interaction, Immersion and Innovation for media industries (NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000020)” to support a PhD thesis on “Temporal News IR”.

Work area: Text Mining and Information Retrieval.

Academic Qualifications: MSc in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar;

Minimum Profile required: Research experience in Information Retrieval and Text Mining. Fluency in English (oral and written);

Preference factors: Good programming skills (preferably C#). Knowledge in the fields of information retrieval/text mining/information extraction.

The position is offered for an initial period of one year (from 2016-05-01 a 2017-04-30) and may be renewed for additional periods.

Application Period: 2016-04-07 to 2016-04-21

If you want to apply for this position, please follow the corresponding link and read the details about the application procedure at

For further inquiries regarding the position, please contact Prof. Ricardo Campos

Ricardo Campos
Assistant Professor – ICT Department
Polytechnic Institute of Tomar at Tomar, Portugal

LIADD – INESC TEC at University of Porto, Portugal



PhD position in Bioinformatics in Lille, France

Two PhD positions are available in the Bonsai group (Lille, France),
Fall 2016:

* Algorithms for analyzing assembly graphs from third-generation DNA
sequencing (with R. Chikhi, J-S. Varré)

* Algorithms for finding motifs in alignments of small RNA-sequencing
data in
plant genomes (with H. Touzet, R. Chikhi)

Recent DNA and RNA sequencing technologies yield a large amount of
short sequence fragments that need to be analyzed
computationally. Broadly speaking, these PhD offers deal with
algorithms for the analysis of such sequencing data.


A master degree in computer science or bioinformatics, and more
specifically a good knowledge of methods in discrete algorithms.
Knowledge in biology is not a requirement, but then the applicant
should have a strong computational background and be interested
in biological problems.

How to apply:

Send applications or inquiries to,, Applications should include a CV, a
transcript of master-level grades and the name of two references.

Deadline: April 15, 2016

Bonsai ( is a bioinformatics
research group at University of Lille, affiliated with INRIA Lille –
Nord Europe and CRIStAL (Université Lille 1, CNRS). The main goal of
our research is to define combinatorial models and efficient
algorithms for large-scale sequence analysis in molecular
biology. This includes genome annotation, high-throughput sequencing,
metagenomics, noncoding RNAs, genome structure, non ribosomal peptides.