PhD Position in AI for Mass-Spectrometry and Protein Biology – Utrecht University, Netherlands – January 2024

Utrecht University in the Netherlands has an open position for PhD studentship in AI for Mass-Spectrometry and Protein Biology.

They are looking for a PhD candidate who will use recent developments in AI technology to gain understanding of complex proteomics data derived by mass-spectrometry.

About the project

You will create AI-driven methods for analysing various mass spectrometry data, such as metabolites, peptides, and complete proteins, as part of this PhD research. This entails evaluating the taught models and forecasting various biochemical characteristics of molecules. Furthermore, you will use methods for protein structure prediction to evaluate the effects of various post-translational modifications on protein structure and, by extension, protein-protein interactions. Your work will involve close collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Sciences department’s Proteomics and Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry groups, giving you practical experience designing, carrying out, and verifying biological hypotheses.

Required Qualifications

  1. Nearly completed MSc degree in a relevant area such as Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Computer Sciences or Bioinformatics with a strong AI component;
  2. demonstrable experience with the development of machine learning methods;
  3. an interest in working with proteomics data;
  4. Strong English oral and written skills.

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The total allocated duration for the PhD project is 4 years.

Application Requirements

  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  2. Academic records (transcripts) of both BSc and MSc;
  3. Copy of the MSc thesis, if available;
  4. Contact details of 2 referees.


For more details and application, visit the official website.

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