Postdoctoral Fellowship in COVID-19 prognosis - Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain

Job Offer


Machine Learning for COVID-19 prognosis

The postdoctoral researcher will work on the research project “Early prognosis of COVID-19 infections via machine learning” funded by AXA Research Fund.

PI in charge:

Santiago Mazuelas

Salary and conditions:

The gross annual salary of the Fellowship will be 28.000 - 32.000€.

It will then be on your own responsibility to make your yearly income declaration at the Bizkaia Treasury Agency.

There is a moving allowance for those researchers that come from a research institution outside the Basque Country up to EUR 2,000 gross.

Free access to the Public Health System in Spain is provided to all employees.

No Positions offered:


Contract and offer:

1-year contract (with possible extension up to 2 years)


20th October 2021, 14:00 CET (UTC+1)

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted on-line at: http://www.bcamath.org/en/research/job

Scientific Profile Requested


  • Promising young researchers.

  • Applicants must have their PhD Degree preferable in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or related fields.

Skills and track-record:


  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative research team.

  • Ability to present and publish research outcomes in spoken (talks) and written (papers) form.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and present research ideas to researchers and stakeholders with different backgrounds.

  • Flexibility to work on different topics and participate in multiple activities carried out by the research team

Scientific Profile:

The preferred candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in Machine Learning techniques and Mathematics

  • Good programming skills in Python or Matlab

Application and Selection Process

Formal Requirements:

The selected candidate must have applied before the application deadline online at the webpage http://www.bcamath.org/en/research/job

The candidates that do not fulfil the mandatory requirements will not be evaluated with respect to their scientific profile.


Required documents:

  • CV

  • Letter of interest

  • 2 recommendation letters

  • Statement of past and proposed future research (2-3 pages)


Based on the provided application documents of each candidate, the evaluation committee will evaluate qualitatively: the adaption of the previous training and career to the profile offered, the recommendation letters, the main results achieved (papers, proceedings, etc.), the letter of interest, and other merits; taking in account the alignment of these items to the topic offered.


November 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter

The BCAM postdoctoral contract will start when the selected candidate has finished the PhD, i.e. after dissertation defence.