The Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) is the unique collaboration of two renowned universities bringing together their top academics to further the emerging and multidisciplinary academic field of data science. JADS not only offers nine academic educational programs (Bachelor, Master, PD.ENG, PhD and Professional) but also hosts three research centers; the Data Science Center Eindhoven (DSC/e), the Data Science Center Tilburg (DSC/t), and the Data Science Center Den Bosch (DSC/db) at the new Mariënburg campus. At these centers we conduct groundbreaking research on data science and create concrete societal value.
Mariënburg Campus The new Mariënburg campus on Data Science is located in a historic and beautiful former convent in the heart of the medieval city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch and is within walking distance from the central train station. It is the place where academics with engineering and business/social competences meet each other and participate in a wide-spread data science ecosystem. It is a buzzing and diverse place where learning based on data has center stage. The Mariënburg campus hosts lecture halls, academic labs, student apartments, data start-ups, corporate field labs, a coder dojo, and a data artist. By mixing students, academics, and companies, all on the topic of data science, we aim to cross-fertilize, innovate and transform data into value-adding insights and wisdom to advance companies, governments and society at large.
Research themes The Mariënburg research group focuses on four themes that will each be addressed through collaboration from several disciplines. In all cases PhD researchers will have their home base in Mariënburg. Moreover, PhD researchers typically will have one supervisor from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and one from Tilburg University (TiU).
Have a Master degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Psychology, Econometrics, Law or a related discipline;
Have a strong interest in data science research;
Be highly motivated, be rigorous and disciplined when developing algorithms and software according to high quality standards;
Be a fast learner, autonomous and creative, show dedication and be hard working;
Possess good communication capabilities and be an efficient team worker;
Be fluent in English, both spoken and written.
Candidates are expected to:
Perform scientific research in the domain described;
Collaborate with other researchers in this project;
Present results at (international) conferences;
Publish results in scientific journals.
Participate in activities of the group, not only in ‘s-Hertogenbosch but also in Eindhoven and Tilburg;
Assist in teaching undergraduate/graduate courses;
Be willing to work at multiple locations (the Mariënburg campus will be the main office of the PhD candidate, but one may also be temporary stationed at TU/e and/or at TiU or with one of our partners).
Selection procedure Candidates are asked to provide a detailed CV and a motivation letter that indicates one or more of the PhD projects that the candidate wishes to apply for. If your are interested in several PhD projects, please apply for the projects separately (by selecting the themes/vacancies you want to apply for).
Applications should be submitted 1 July 2017 at the latest. Selection will be on-going in the period March, 2017 - July, 2017. This means that suitable candidates will be interviewed and if deemed fit, be hired immediately without waiting for applications of other candidates.
More information For more information about the initiative, please contact our firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unique elements of the JADS-proposition
Size: 1.500-2.000 students in various programs and 3 research centers
Novelty: educational programs are newly designed using DS design criteria
Multi-disciplinary: mixing business and IT to drive innovation
Ambition: world class staff & students to make an impact Intense collaboration with industry in education and research