Post-doctoral position in Computational Linguistics

We are looking to hire a post-doctoral researcher (100%) to join the research group on Evolutionary and Hybrid AI (https://know.ai.vub.ac.be) to work on an ongoing 4-year Horizon 2020 project.

The project, ODYCCEUS (https://www.odycceus.eu), focuses on capturing information circulating on social media and online discussion fora to better understand and analyse a number of problems that our contemporary society is facing today such as immigration, climate change and national identity.

The post-doctoral researcher will have a leading role in shaping the Penelope platform (https://penelope.vub.be), which consists of tools and techniques for mapping opinions expressed in online (social) media. Responsibilities include the design, implementation and integration of novel tools (in particular NLP-related), steering the development of Penelope within the project and (if desired) supervision of students.

Requirements and application: The candidate should have experience in NLP and machine learning. Very good spoken and written command of English is required. The starting date is flexible, depending on the availability of the candidate. Women are especially encouraged to apply. The initial contract will be for 1 year, and can possibly be extended. Please send your application by e-mail to ehai@ai.vub.ac.be including your CV, transcripts and certificates, a cover letter, a statement of research interests, your PhD thesis, as well as the contact details of 3 references before 15 January 2019.

As an employee of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel you will work in a dynamic, diverse and multilingual environment. Our green campus is located in the centre of Brussels, the lively capital of Belgium and Europe. Depending on your experience and academic merits you will receive a salary according to the official pay scales. Hospitalisation insurance and free use of public transport for travel to and from work are standard employment benefits. Both campuses have extensive sporting facilities which are at your disposal and a nursery is within walking distance. More information is available at www.vub.ac.be/en/jobs.

Contact: For more information, please contact Dr. Katrien Beuls (katrien@ai.vub.ac.be).