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PhD Position in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning – UvA, Netherlands

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At the University of Amsterdam, we are looking for a PhD candidate interested in combining single-/mixed-initiative conversational search/recommendation and bias/fairness to identify, design, and evaluate CIR systems with an emphasis on increasing resilience of the systems at the Netherlands, 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: 2,443 to 3,122 Euro/Month

Workplace:
Faculty of Science

University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Netherlands

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Qualification Details

  • a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or a closely related field;
  • proven experience of participating in a research project accompanied by a publication is a plus;
  • a thorough understanding of machine learning techniques– IR knowledge is a plus;
  • strong programming skills with experience using Python and deep learning frameworks;
  • the ability to communicate fluently in written and spoken English.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • create, evaluate, and describe novel CIR methods with a focus on improving resilience when faced with biased/imperfect data;
  • present research results at national and international conferences, workshops and journals;
  • become an active member of the research community and to collaborate with other researchers, both within and outside the Informatics Institute;
  • pursue and complete a PhD thesis within the appointed duration of four years;
  • assist in teaching activities, such as teaching labs and tutorials or supervising bachelor and master students.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 8641

Application Procedure

Applications should include the following information (all files besides your cv should be submitted in one single pdf file):

  • a detailed CV including the months (not just years) when referring to your education and work experience;
  • a letter of motivation;
  • the names and email addresses of two references who can provide letters of recommendation.

Please use the CV field to upload your resume as a separate pdf document. Use the Cover Letter field to upload the other requested documents, including the motivation letter, as one single pdf file.

Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

The interviews will be held in early June.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 8,000, as well as 1,800 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

The mission of the Informatics Institute (IvI) is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.

IRLab focuses on bringing the right information to the right people in a fair and transparent way. IRLab works on data-driven methods to understand content, to analyse and predict user behaviour and to make sense of context and information, all in the setting of search engines, recommender systems and conversational assistants. Applications are ubiquitous: tools to find documents on the web, recommend products, discover music and much more. IRLab positions itself in the AI and Data Science research themes of the Informatics Institute.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

A temporary contract for 38 hours per week for the duration of four years (the initial contract will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it will be extended for a total duration of four years). This should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). We will draft an educational plan that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. We also expect you to assist in teaching undergraduates and master students.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week ranges between €2,443 to €3,122 (scale P). This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% year-end allowance. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Besides the salary and a vibrant and challenging environment at Science Park we offer you multiple fringe benefits:

  • 232 holiday hours per year (based on fulltime) and extra holidays between Christmas and 1 January;
  • Multiple courses to follow from our Teaching and Learning Centre;
  • A complete educational program for PhD students;
  • Multiple courses on topics such as leadership for academic staff;
  • Multiple courses on topics such as time management, handling stress and an online learning platform with 100+ different courses;
  • 7 weeks birth leave (partner leave) with 100% salary;
  • Partly paid parental leave;
  • The possibility to set up a workplace at home;
  • A pension at ABP for which UvA pays two third part of the contribution;
  • The possibility to follow courses to learn Dutch;
  • Help with housing for a studio or small apartment when you’re moving from abroad.

Are you curious to read more about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits, take a look here.

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Contact details

Dr. Mohammad Aliannejadi, Assistant Professor

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