Tenure Track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Continuous Machine Learning

The Faculty of Science and Engineering has a vacancy in Continuous Machine Learning at the level of assistant, associate or full professor. We are looking for a researcher in Artificial Intelligence who will integrate knowledge of current deep learning with what is known about co

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Broerstraat, Groningen, Groningen
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

The Faculty of Science and Engineering has a vacancy in Continuous Machine Learning at the level of assistant, associate or full professor. We are looking for a researcher in Artificial Intelligence who will integrate knowledge of current deep learning with what is known about continuous incremental learning in cognitive systems. You should have affinity with non-standard neuron models (e.g., spiking neurons). Rather than training single-trick models, the challenge is to develop systems that can build upon existing skills (e.g., Hinton's capsules) and adapt to new tasks in a compositional manner. New paradigms for performance evaluation and benchmarking need to be designed, with a possible translation to neuromorphic hardware platforms in mind. The position is embedded in the Autonomous Perceptive Systems group of the Bernoulli Institute, with strong collaborations with materials science, cognitive neuroscience and computer science.

The position will play a crucial role within the Center “Groningen Cognitive Systems and Materials” (CogniGron). This is a unique research center, where researchers from materials science, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and artificial intelligence work together to create self-learning materials that will perform the tasks that are now assigned to thousands of transistors and complex algorithms. We offer a challenging position in a unique world-class research environment, in which close collaborations between research groups with different expertise are encouraged.

We will support the candidate with an attractive start-up package and access to local state-of-the-art facilities, which are constantly being improved to strengthen our program.

Once appointed, you are expected to be a full-time, independent group leader.

Functie-eisen

We are recruiting at the level of Assistant (tenure track), Associate (tenure) or Full Professor, depending on your profile.

We encourage you to apply if you have:
• a PhD degree with at least two years of postdoctoral experience abroad (industrial experience can partially compensate for this requirement)
• excellent research qualities, as evidenced by a publication record in (inter)national peer-reviewed journals and/or in peer-reviewed books and renowned conferences
• proof of independence and international recognition
• successes in acquiring external funding for research projects
• a well-founded and motivated application with an innovative research plan that matches the mission of the Groningen Cognitive Systems and Materials Center (see: www.rug.nl/fse/cognigron).

And if you are:
• a great team player with organizational qualities and good interpersonal skills
• fluent in English
• a good teacher and willing to fulfill the requirements for the University Teaching Qualifications
• willing to learn the Dutch language.

Conditions

The University of Groningen offers a salary, dependent on qualifications and relevant work experience as follows:

For Assistant professor positions the salaries ranges from a minimum of € 3,475 gross per month (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) to a maximum of € 5,405 gross per month (salary scale 12 Dutch Universities) for a full-time position.

For the Associate professor positions, salaries range from € 4,815 (salary scale 13 Dutch Universities) up to a maximum of € 6,438 (salary scale 14 Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time position.

For the Full professor positions, the salaries range from € 5,334 up to a maximum of € 7,776 (scale, Hoogleraar 2, Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time position.

The salary will show an annual increase within the scale. Additionally, the salaries include an 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for the University of Groningen (Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities 2016-2017, available in English). The positions fall within the framework of ‘Career Paths in Science 3’ (‘Bèta’s in Banen 3’, Please see: https://www.rug.nl/fse/organization/vacatures/vacatures/career-paths-in-science-edition-3 for criteria and conditions).

A career advisory service for partners of new staff that move to Groningen is provided.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our institution of University. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

For information about employment conditions in Dutch universities please consult: https://www.labouragreementuniversities.nl/

For more detailed information about working conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please check: https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/

Application
You may apply for this position until 14 August 23:59h / before 15 August 2018 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Together with the application form, the following information needs to be submitted:
• a letter of motivation
• Curriculum Vitae, including teaching experience and list of publications (please do not include copy of the publications)
• a list of five selected “best papers’
• a description of your research plans (maximum five pages)
• a statement on teaching goals and experience and the names of three referees, including title and contact information.

Please, include those documents as a single file in PDF format with your family name as the file name an upload your entire application as "letter of motivation" by means of the application form (click on 'Apply' below on the advertisement on the university website). Applications with missing credentials will not be taken into consideration.

The interviews are expected to start taking place from mid September.

For more information about CogniGron, the vacant positions, the requirements and the application procedure, please visit our website (www.rug.nl/fse/cognigron).

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

Prof. Beatriz Noheda, Scientific Director (general information CogniGron & the selection procedure)
b.noheda@rug.nl

Dr Jasper van der Velde, Scientific Coordinator (general information CogniGron&selection procedure)
j.h.m.van.der.velde@rug.nl

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