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Postdoctoral position at the Discovery Lab

The Discovery Lab (

2 maanden geleden


De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 40 uur
€ 2790 - € 4402 per maand


Are you interested in artificial intelligence? Are you looking forward to working at the bleeding edge of the field and combining different technologies? Not afraid of working with a mix of structured and unstructured data? We are looking for a PostDoc researcher to work with us in one of the following domains, or a combination of any of these:

  • Neuro-symbolic AI
  • Explainable Machine Learning
  • Bayesian Networks, Probabilistic logics
  • Graph Generative models
Your colleagues in the Discovery Lab are working on Knowledge Graph construction through link prediction and text understanding, Reinforcement learning over structured multi‐modal information, Task‐Based Question Answering, Hypothesis Generation, Knowledge‐driven query construction.


We are looking for postdoc candidates with a PhD in;

  • Computer Science
  • AI
  • Computational Linguistics or other related topics
  • with track record in any of the above areas or their overlap


A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €2,790 (scale 10) and a maximum €4,402 (scale 10), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE.

The initial employment contract will affect a period of 2 years, with the possibility of extension of up to 4 year in total.
Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package

Additional information

Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until January 31, 2021.

Among equal candidates we will give preference to female candidates

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: Michael Cochez
Position: Assistant Professor
E-mail: m.cochez@vu.nl

Relocation support
If you have any questions regarding moving to Amsterdam, and working at VU Amsterdam, you may contact:

Name: Wytske Siegersma
Position: Relocation Advisor
E-mail: relocations@vu.nl
Telephone: +31 (20) 59 85037

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