Are you a passionate scientist with a strong background in health data science and a commitment to addressing critical research questions in population health? The Human Technopole Foundation (HT) in Milan, Italy, is seeking to recruit an outstanding individual to lead an independent group at its Health Data Science Centre. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to advancing human health and aging through innovative strategies. Join us and play a pivotal role in harnessing “big data” for the benefit of both patients and the wider community.
Location: Milan – Italy
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th October 2023
Closes: 22nd December 2023
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About the Human Technopole Foundation
The Human Technopole Foundation is a cutting-edge research institute supported by the Italian government. Its primary mission is to promote human health and aging through a multidisciplinary and integrated approach. This approach encompasses genomics, computational and structural biology, neuroscience, and population and health data science. The foundation’s innovative work is carried out in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, a renowned institution in Italy.
The Health Data Science Centre at HT
The Health Data Science Centre at HT is a crucial component of the foundation’s mission. It is working on several lines of research to revolutionize health data science in Italy. The Centre’s central mission is to generate, mobilize, and utilize “big data” to better understand the clinical, molecular, behavioral, and environmental factors contributing to non-communicable diseases. Two strategic research priorities at the Centre are:
1. Health Data Science
- Developing and applying cutting-edge health analytics methods for integrating complex data from electronic health records and omics sources.
- Optimizing knowledge generation from large-scale databases featuring complex and multi-dimensional data.
- Ensuring robust inference and reliable predictions to support clinical and policy decisions.
2. Translational Epidemiology
- Integrating molecular epidemiology with clinical and life sciences to understand the causes of diseases and enhance early detection.
- Translating epidemiological findings into actionable insights for disease prevention and prediction.
The successful candidate will lead an independent group at the Health Data Science Centre, conducting high-quality research relevant to applied aspects of health data science. Key responsibilities include:
- Establishing and leading a new independent research group within the Centre.
- Collaborating with existing research groups within HT and external partners.
- Developing a world-class research program in health data science.
- Fostering a diverse and nurturing research environment through team leadership and mentorship.
- Building links with national and international research organizations.
- Securing third-party funding for research initiatives.
- Contributing to the overall improvement of HT through participation in initiatives and activities.
- Promoting HT’s international image through involvement in symposia and workshops.
- Facilitating collaboration and knowledge propagation through participation in meetings and seminar series.
Candidates should be early and mid-career leading scientists with the following qualifications:
- A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in a quantitative domain, such as statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, computer science, data science, or applied mathematics.
- Strong quantitative expertise, with backgrounds in biostatistics, statistics, bioinformatics, computer science, data science, mathematics, or related fields.
- A demonstrated commitment to addressing applied research questions.
- An outstanding record of scientific research output in the field of health data science.
- A scientific vision and fluency in English.
Organizational and Social Skills
- Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership, and the ability to work effectively in a team.
- Excellent communication, team-building, and problem-solving skills.
- The ability to interact effectively with other teams and drive collaborative projects.
- High organizational and meticulous work attitude.
- A service-oriented mindset.
- The ability to build trust through transparency and an open, positive environment.
- The ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Special consideration will be given to candidates from protected categories as per Italian law (L. 68/99).
Interested individuals should apply by submitting the following:
- A CV.
- A motivation letter in English detailing how their skills align with the job requirements.
- A project description (up to 8 pages) outlining current and future research in the context of HT.
- Names and contacts of at least three referees.
Please direct any questions or inquiries about the role or terms and conditions to [email protected] (not for application submissions).
HT offers a collaborative, international, and diverse work environment where English is the primary working language. Researchers at HT enjoy access to cutting-edge Core Facilities. The foundation is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer that promotes a collegial and family-friendly atmosphere and offers attractive conditions and benefits, including a competitive salary, pension scheme, medical and social benefits, and financial support for relocation if eligible.
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed-term, 5 years with the possibility of renewal Position
Location: Milan, Italy
Join us at the Human Technopole Foundation and be part of a transformative journey in health data science, making a meaningful impact on healthcare and population health. Your expertise and commitment can shape the future of health research.