van der Schaar Lab

Join the van der Schaar Lab

The van der Schaar Lab is seeking to add an outstanding postdoc to its elite research team. This is a two-year position starting in summer 2021.

Our lab specializes in the creation of cutting-edge machine learning & AI theory and methods to drive a revolution in healthcare. The research team is arguably the most diverse and visible in its field, developing a wide range of ML approaches including deep learning, causal inference, AutoML, time-series analysis, reinforcement learning, and many more.

What we can offer

1. World-leading research
Mihaela van der Schaar is one of the foremost names in machine learning, and the University of Cambridge is the absolute pinnacle of academia.

We’re a small group, but we punch well above our weight. Our postdocs and PhD students have had 22 papers accepted at the four largest AI and machine learning conferences (AISTATS, ICLR, ICML and NeurIPS) in the last year alone.

2. Freedom to think big and explore
We are creating new frontiers in machine learning. Despite our primary focus on medicine, we produce ground-breaking work across an enormous range of machine learning sub-fields – including deep learning, causal inference, AutoML, time-series analysis, reinforcement learning, and many more.

This breadth of expertise is a product of our exceptional academic diversity: among our researchers, we have computer scientists, engineers, applied mathematicians, statisticians, econometricians, and physicists.

3. Unmatched prospects
Employers know that our lab only takes the best and brightest. When you graduate,  you won’t need to settle: our alumni around the world have become leaders in their fields, with some continuing to full professorships and others joining top private-sector teams including Google, Intel, Qualcomm and Apple.

We are looking for:
leaders who want to realize their full potential and shape the future of machine learning
explorers who think boldly and prefer pushing boundaries to sitting still
builders who see projects through to completion and want to make a real-world impact

Positions will start from summer 2021, and will be offered on a two-year basis.

Admission is competitive, and successful candidates will need to have graduated from PhD studentships with world-leading academic institutions, with excellent mathematical backgrounds. No knowledge of medicine or biology is required.

The lab views diversity of all kinds as a crucial source of strength and creativity. To that end, applications are sought from candidates with a wide variety of nationalities, academic specializations, and professional backgrounds. This is reflected in the lab’s intake of 6 PhD students, as announced in October 2020, and our addition of a new postdoc in April 2021, as well as the composition of the broader research team.

Please note that we have finished recruiting PhD students for our 2021 intake. If you’re interested in joining the lab as a PhD student in 2022 or beyond, please bookmark this page and return in summer 2021.
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