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Two Postdoctoral positions on Geometric Deep Learning on Graphs for
molecular modelling (2400004I)

Commitment & contract: collaboration contract, 12 months, renewable

Location: Genova, Italy

WHO WE ARE
At IIT we work enthusiastically to develop human-centered Science and
Technology to tackle some of the most pressing societal challenges of
our times and transfer these technologies to the production system and
society. Our Genoa headquarters are strictly interconnected with the
other 11 centers around Italy and two outstations based in the US. We
promote excellence in basic and applied research such as computation,
neuroscience and cognition, humanoid technologies and robotics,
nanotechnology, materials for a truly multidisciplinary scientific
experience.

YOUR TEAM
We are hiring two PostDocs willing to join the Pattern Analysis and
Computer Vison (PAVIS) Research Line (https://pavis.iit.it/ )
coordinated by Dr. Alessio Del Bue. PAVIS is a 25-unit group with
multi-disciplinary staff of PhDs, Technicians and PostDocs coming from
several countries in Europe and abroad. PAVIS research is aligned
towards strengthening IIT activities in Artificial Intelligence (AI),
with a clear drive on Computer Vision and Machine Learning research.
PAVIS is part of ELLIS (https://ellis.eu/) – a European network of
excellence in AI, Machine Learning (ML) and Computer Vision (CV).
The positions are funded within a joint multidisciplinary effort
between PAVIS, the Atomistic Simulation (ATSIM) Research Line
(https://atsim.iit.it) led by Prof. Michele Parrinello, the
Computational Facility led by Dr. Sergio Decherchi and Dompè
Pharmaceutical.
Topics of interest are the study of novel ML and DL methods that can
efficiently incorporate priors and constraints related to physical
models, with special focus on self-supervised and generative
modelling. We seek to develop models that can also be readily
applicable to IIT interdisciplinary research, especially – but not
limited to – drug discovery and molecular modeling for large scale
datasets, by leveraging IIT’s HPC computational facilities.

Both junior and experienced candidates will be considered for the position.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

- A PhD in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Physics, Chemistry,
Engineering, Mathematics or related areas

- Documented expertise in ML and DL models, in particular GNNs and Transformers.

- Excellent programming ability (Python preferred) with hands-on
skills in AI and Deep Learning frameworks (e.g., Pytorch, Tensorflow
or equivalent tools)

- Ability/willingness to integrate within a multidisciplinary research group

- Proven track record of publications in the relevant technical areas

- Ability to properly report, organize and publish research data

- High motivation to learn

- Good priority management

- Ability to work in a challenging and international environment

- Fluency in spoken and written English



WHAT WOULD MAKE YOU SHINE

- Chemistry and/or physics knowledge related to molecular modelling

- Practical experience on deploying ML models on HPC platforms

- Team player skills with the ability to communicate technical
knowledge in a clear and understandable manner



COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

- Competitive salary for international standards

- Wide range of staff discounts

- Flexible working time

- Candidates from abroad or Italian citizens who permanently work
abroad and meet specific requirements, may be entitled to a deduction
from taxable income of up to 90% from 6 to 13 years.



WHAT’S IN FOR YOU?
- An equal, inclusive and multicultural environment ready to welcome
you with open arms. Discrimination is a big NO for us!

- We like contamination and encourage you to mingle and discover what
other people are up to in our labs!

- If paperwork is not your piece of cake, we got you! There’s a
specialized team working to help you with that, especially during your
relocation!

- If you are a startupper or a business-minded person, you will find
some exceptionally gifted professionals ready to nurture and guide
your attitude and aspirations.

- If you want your work to have a real impact, in IIT you will find an
innovative and stimulating culture that drives our mission to
contribute to the improvement and well-being of society!

- We stick to our values! Integrity, courage, societal responsibility
and inclusivity are the values we believe in! They define us and our
actions in our everyday life. They guide us to accomplish IIT mission!



If you feel this tickles your appetite for change, do not hesitate and apply!

Please submit your application using the online form
https://iit.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?lang=it&job=2400004I

and including:

- A detailed CV with a full list of publications, plus a final section
titled “Relevant skills” commenting on the strong points where your CV
matches the required skills (listed above).
- Name and contacts of 2 referees.

Application’s deadline: July 31st, 2024 or until the positions have been filled.

Please note that this position is pending budget approval.



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the purposes of evaluating and selecting professional profiles in
order to meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.

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in Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as Data Controller, in compliance with
the rules on protection of personal data, including those related to
data security.

Please also note that, pursuant to articles 15 et. seq. of European
Regulation no. 679/2016 (General Data Protection Regulation), you may
exercise your rights at any time by contacting the Data Protection
Officer (phone Tel: +39 010 28961 - email: d...@iit.it - kindly note
that this e-mail address is exclusively reserved for handling data
protection issues. Please, do not use this e-mail address to send any
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