PhD Position - Graph Convolutional Neural Networks in computational enzyme engineering

Updated: about 2 months ago

Your Job:

  • Development and parameterization of machine learning models to guide enzyme engineering
  • Iterative application of the machine learning models in cycles of predictions/experiments (together with collaboration partners)/re-training to increase performance and address additive and cooperative effects
  • Publication and presentation of the results on (inter)national conferences and in scientific journals

Your Profile:

  • Development and parameterization of machine learning models to guide enzyme engineering.
  • Iterative application of the machine learning models in cycles of predictions/experiments (together with collaboration partners)/re-training to increase performance and address additive and cooperative effects.
  • Publication and presentation of the results on (inter)national conferences and in scientific journals.
  • Development and parameterization of machine learning models to guide enzyme engineering.
  • Very good command of the English language (TOEFL or equivalent evidence)
  • A high level of scholarship as indicated, for example, by bachelor and master study transcripts and two reference letters

Our Offer:

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change!
The HDS-LEE PhD position will be located at Forschungszentrum Jülich. We offer ideal conditions for you to complete your doctoral degree:

  • Outstanding scientific and technical infrastructure
  • A highly motivated group as well as an international and interdisciplinary working environment at one of Europe’s largest research establishments
  • Continuous scientific mentoring by your scientific advisors
  • Chance of participating in (international) conferences
  • Unique HDS-LEE graduate school program
  • A qualification that is highly welcome in the industry
  • Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. via a comprehensive further training program; a structured program of continuing education and networking opportunities specifically for doctoral researchers via JuDocS, the Jülich Center for Doctoral Researchers and Supervisors: https://www.fz-juelich.de/judocs
  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service


The position is initially for a fixed term of 3 years. Pay in line with 100% of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) and additionally 60 % of a monthly salary as special payment („Christmas bonus“). Further information on doctoral degrees at Forschungszentrum Jülich including our other locations is available at: https://www.fz-juelich.de/gp/Careers_Docs

Detailed information about living and working in Jülich is provided here: http://www.fz-juelich.de/portal/EN/Careers/JuelichAsAnEmployer/OutAndAboutInJuelich/_node.html

Applicants should upload their applications (a one-page motivation letter on why they are interested in the respective project and how they can contribute to the success of the project, a current CV and the contact details of three references) via our online application system.

Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations.
We also welcome applications from disabled persons.


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