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Postdoctoral position in machine learning and exploratory search (can also start as a late-stage doc
miércoles, 20 de diciembre de 2017

The Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Tampere invites applications for a fixed-term full-time postdoctoral researcher’s position for a period from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019.

The research takes place in the project ”Machine learning for exploratory search over multiple data domains (EXCEED)”. The postdoctoral researcher will develop new well-performing, computationally efficient and scalable methods based on probabilistic modeling, data mining, and machine learning for exploratory search, and modeling and visualization of text data. The main data sources are large structured data of online conversations in different media.

The postdoctoral researcher will participate in all parts of the research process including ideas development, methods development, data gathering, empirical testing, and publication in high-quality international venues.

Other tasks of research staff are governed by University of Tampere's regulations on human resources, Section 3.

A person appointed as a postdoctoral researcher must hold an appropriate doctoral degree in a field related to the research tasks (such as statistics, computer science, visual analytics, or a related field) and must be able to pursue scientific research independently as well as have the instructional skills needed in the post. It is also possible to start as a researcher if one has made good progress in PhD studies and has a sufficient track record. A strong track record of research and scientific publication in top venues is appreciated. Good programming skills are expected. The most likely languages to be utilized in the project are are Python, R or Matlab. Success in the task requires good oral and written language skills in English or Finnish.

The remuneration of the postdoctoral researcher post is based on level 5 of the job-related salary element for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of the Finnish Universities. The basic salary will be supplemented with a performance increase based on the employee's individual performance. The position carries a four-month trial period.

Please submit your application documents through the University's online application system (link below: choose the JÄTÄ HAKEMUS or APPLY FOR THIS POSITION button, see instructions) by 15:45 Finnish time on 27 December 2017.

The application should be sent with a curriculum vitae, full publication list, a list of no more than 10 of the most representative publications and links to these publications which are openly accessible online, and any other materials considered relevant such as letters of recommendation. Applicants may be invited for an interview in person in Tampere or online.

For further information about the position, please contact:

Associate Professor Jaakko Peltonen, jaakko.peltonen(at); tel: +358 50 3623628

For more information about the application process, please contact:

Head of Administration Sari Saastamoinen, sari.saastamoinen(at), puh. +358 40 190 1479

The University of Tampere has the right not to fill the vacancy and to extend the deadline for applications for a valid reason.