Openings

Postdoctoral or staff scientists (upon need)

There are many ways of getting to do a PhD with us, in Trieste and in the broader ecosystem of italian universities. This is your opportunity to work for some years, with a fellowship, as a researcher in our lab.

Based on projects need, we hire postdoctoral scientists or staff scientists (e.g., bioinformaticians). This are full-time working positions in our lab, usually associated to research projects for which we seek specific expertise.

Available positions

  • none at the moment

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PhD students (yearly applications)

There are many ways of getting to do a PhD with us, in Trieste and in the broader ecosystem of italian universities. This is your opportunity to work for some years, with a fellowship, as a researcher in our lab.

There are many ways of getting to do a PhD with us, in Trieste and in the broader ecosystem of Italian universities, and we are happy to help you find the best option based on your background and interests.

The lab PI (Giulio Caravagna) can mentor students enrolled in 3 PhD programs:

We are always open to students co-supervision, and so this is also an opportunity for us to tight a collaboration with other labs (or to co-supervise students from other labs as well).

Please do get in touch to discuss your interests before you apply for any of the following programs.

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Master thesis projects and internships (anytime)

Second-year projects to let you experience your first research task, working an official member of our lab to apply your data analysis skills to some real biological data. Aiming to publish your work in a peer-reviewed journal, this experience is also perfect to prepare you to enter a PhD program.

The best way to start working in Data Science for genomics is to get your hands dirty with some real project.

We are always interested in supervising talented students that seek to complete their training in any of the Data Science programs offered in the wider Trieste area, or even elsewhere.

In most cases, to get a placement with us, you should

  • have acquired some working knowledge of Machine Learning (e.g., you can write a model in a probabilistic program, such as those taught in the "Probabilistic Machine Learning" course at the DSSC program);

  • have an idea of what we do in the CDS lab, which can be easily achieved by taking the MSc course(s) we teach at the DSSC program, or watching some recordings from our classes, or attending our lab meetings (get in touch with us if you want to discover what we do, and you do not know how to do it).

A thesis with us consists usually in developing some novel Machine Learning model and a novel R/Python package. So far, thanks to our brilliant students, we always managed to publish every thesis as a research paper.

Example past DSSC theses

Please do get in touch to discuss your potential thesis topic, and feel free to propose your ideas.

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Bachelor thesis projects and internships (anytime)

Third-year project to experience how a research groups work, and how you can put in practice some of you skills in the broad areas of Machine Learning, programming and mathematical modelling for biology.

Because our Bachelor AI program is new in Trieste, we have not supervised final students yet

However, it's always a good time to start, even for us. These kind of projects are usually simpler than master ones, and will be attached to something already existing in the lab (e.g., you might help implementing some model and testing it on real data analysis, always with the supervision of other lab members).

Requirements for these projects will be discussed on an individual basis.

Do get in touch if interested.

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