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Postdoctoral Researchers on Multimedia Analytics and Computer Vision

Are you interested in developing methods for working with large-scale collections of multimedia? The Multimedia Analytics group (MultiX) of the Informatics …

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Science Park, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 2836 - € 4474 per maand


Are you interested in developing methods for working with large-scale collections of multimedia? The Multimedia Analytics group (MultiX) of the Informatics Institute is looking for two postdoctoral researchers for the Interactive Visual Exploration of Media Archives (VisXP) project.

The MultiX group is a vibrant research group, where fundamental research in multimedia analytics is performed with applications in health, forensics and law enforcement, cultural heritage, urban livability, and social media analysis. The MultiX group is also active in the national Innovation Centre for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI). 

What are you going to do

VisXP is a collaboration between MultiX, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, broadcaster RTL Nederland, and research infrastructure CLARIAH. The project investigates how multimedia analytics can be employed to support the visual exploration of large-scale and diverse media archives. We are looking for two postdoctoral researchers to join the VisXP project:

Multimedia Analytics researcher

  • In this role you will be researching novel ways to interact with large-scale media archives. By bringing together ideas from multimedia, information visualisation, and cultural analytics you will explore how to make large-scale media archives more accessible.

Computer Vision researcher

  • Media archives consist of a variety of visual material from different modalities and time periods with semi-structured metadata. In this role you will research algorithms that use complementary modalities for supervision, as well as self-supervised algorithms, to extract robust features that enable visual exploration.

We strongly encourage applications coming from a unique perspective. Tell us how your background fits within the project.

You are expected to:

  • develop algorithms and interfaces that enable interactive exploration of media archives;
  • publish in top journals and conferences in computer science as well as together with the project partners in domain specific venues;
  • interact with the project partners to create synergy in research and innovation;
  • contribute to teaching and/or supervising bachelor and Master students.


What do we require

  • A PhD in Computer Science or related field, emphasizing multimedia analytics, information visualisation, or visual analytics for position (1), and computer vision and/or machine learning for position (2);
  • A strong publication record in top-tier international conferences and journals.
  • Solid knowledge of programming and (deep) learning toolkits.
  • Motivated and capable of contributing to an interdisciplinary project.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Affinity and or experience with cultural heritage or visual culture is considered a plus.


Our offer

A temporary contract for 38 hours a week, preferably starting in 2021 for the duration of 24 months. The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,836 to €4,474 (scale 10) gross per month, based on a fulltime contract (38 hours a week). This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.

Additional information

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