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The Informatics Institute of the Faculty of Science is one of the large research institutes with the faculty, with a focus on complex information systems divided in two broad themes: 'Computational Systems' and 'Intelligent Systems.' The institute has a prominent international standing and is active in a dynamic scientific area, with a strong innovative character and an extensive portfolio of externally funded projects.
World-class research groups directly involved in deep learning are ISIS (computer vision led by Prof. A. Smeulders), AMLAB (machine learning led by Prof. M. Welling), and ILPS (information retrieval led by Prof. M. de Rijke). Examples of industry funded research labs involved in deep learning are Qualcomm-UVA (QUVA) Lab (12 PhDs/Postdocs) and Bosch-UvA DELTA Lab (11 PhDs/Postdocs).
Preferred starting date is September 2017.
The appointment for the PhD candidates will be on a temporary basis for a period of 4 years (initial appointment will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it can be extended for a total duration of 4 years) and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. The PhD student is also expected to assist in teaching of bachelor and master students.
Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from €2,222 in the first year to €2,840 in the last year. There are also secondary benefits, such as 8% holiday allowance per year and the end of year allowance of 8.3%. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.
Some of the things we have to offer:
- competitive pay and good benefits;
- top-50 University worldwide;
- one of the best deep learning ecosystems in the world;
- interactive, open-minded and a very international city;
- excellent computing facilities.
English is the working language in the Informatics Institute. As in Amsterdam almost everybody speaks and understands English, candidates need not be afraid of the language barrier.
Applications may only be submitted by sending your application to email@example.com. To process your application immediately, please quote vacancy number 17-352. Applications must include:
- a motivation letter explaining why you are the right candidate;
- curriculum vitae, (max 3 pages);
- a copy of your Master’s thesis;
- a complete record of Bachelor and Master courses (including grades);
- a list of projects you have worked on (with brief descriptions of your contributions, max 2 pages);
- the names and contact addresses of at least two academic references.
All these should be grouped in one PDF attachment.
The Committee does not guarantee that late or incomplete applications will be considered. Applications not mentioning vacancy number and the title of the position you are applying for in the subject-line will not be processed.
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