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Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) is offering a
Post-Doc position on Machine-Learning and Big Data Engineering
The goal of this project is to develop and evaluate machine-learning campaigns as well as big data architectures that continuously analyze software-defined infrastructures, their qualities, code smells, qualities as well as runtime adaptation possibilities in the scope of DevOps continuous evolution. The Post-Doc will contribute with an advisory, research dissemination, (executive) teaching, and mentoring role during the exploration and improvement of state-of-the-art machine- and deep-learning approaches and develop prototypes for the afore-mentioned analysis in the context of sound Empirical Software and Data engineering and governance research.
The to-be-developed approaches and algorithms will contribute to high-relevance/high-impact research in the context of two EU H2020 Projects focused on the afore-mentioned topics and most notably,
Big data governance. More specifically, one of the two Post-Docs will be actively involved in the EU H2020 RADON project with a co-supervisory role over a Ph.D. student; the post-doc will aid in the envisioning, prototyping, evaluation and dissemination of Defect Prediction approaches specifically designed for infrastructure code. In parallel, the second post-doc will be involved in the EU H2020 DESTINI project with a co-supervisory role over a Ph.D. student; together they will help envision, prototype, and evaluate design patterns and data governance smells as well as automated code refactoring mechanisms for smart service orchestration using techniques ranging from Machine- and Deep-Learning as well as advanced Ontology Engineering and Hybrid AI.
The applications will also be developed by industrial commercial partners in the scope of the afore-mentioned H2020 actions and will include additional functionality providing the user with further industrial data and information from the value-generating industrial context.
The project is a collaboration of the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS), 's-Hertogenbosch (campus Mariënburg), Tilburg University (TiU), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and the commercial, industrial and academic partners part of the actions above.
The research will be conducted under supervision of Prof. Dr. Willem-Jan van den Heuvel and Dr. Damian A. Tamburri. The postdoc is expected to deliver both long-term results (understanding of machine learning in quality evaluation of software-defined infrastructures) and mid-term results (algorithms, approaches, high-impact/high-relevance papers, and best practices).
The successful candidate is expected to:
- Perform scientific research in the domain described;
- Develop software that implements the algorithms described;
- Present results at (international) conferences;
- Publish results in scientific journals;
- Participate in activities of the group, mainly in 's-Hertogenbosch but sometimes also in Eindhoven or Tilburg or at one of the commercial partners in several locations in Europe.
- Have a MSc. in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, AI or a related discipline;
- Have a strong interest in machine-learning and deep-learning;
- Have excellent programming skills and be highly motivated, be rigorous and disciplined when developing algorithms and software according to high quality standards;
- Have good technical understanding of the statistical models used in data science and machine learning;
- Have knowledge of, or a willingness to familiarize themselves with, current research into machine learning for software engineering quality and governance evaluation;
- Have a commitment to develop algorithms that analyze Big Data from software-defined infrastructures as well as Big Code;
- 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.
Appointment and salary
The Post-Doc student will be employed at Tilburg University.
A full-time position
- The selected candidate will start with a contract for one year, concluded by an evaluation after approximately 10 months. Upon a positive outcome of the first-year evaluation, the candidate will be offered an employment contract for an additional year (at least, based on performance);
- The position will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as researcher. The starting gross salary for a full-time appointment for a researcher is (minimally) €2.709,- in scale 10 up to (maximally) € 4.911,- gross per month in scale 11. Rating based on experience.
- A holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (annually);
- Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary (the 30% tax regulation). The University will apply for such an allowance on their behalf;
- Assistance in finding accommodation (for foreign employees);
- The opportunity to perform cutting edge research in a large-scale joint data science project involving TiU, TU/e, JADS and a commercial partner and bringing together expertise of several senior researchers;
- Support for your personal development and career planning including participation in courses, summer schools, conference visits, research visits to other institutes (both academic and industrial), etc.;
- A broad package of fringe benefits (including excellent technical infrastructure, savings schemes and excellent sport facilities).
- The collective labor agreement of the Dutch Universities applies.
About the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS)
The Jheronimus Academy of Data Science, or ‘JADS’ is a high-level hotspot where researchers, data science students, start-ups, scale-ups and experts of industry collaborate in developing cutting-edge research to real-world solutions. JADS is all about creating added value and impact with its combination of data science and entrepreneurship. JADS constitutes a unique concept in which an integrated approach to Data Science is created by combining the exact sciences of the Eindhoven University of Technology, with the social sciences of Tilburg University. JADS boasts three campuses at Tilburg, Eindhoven and Den Bosch.
The JADS Campus at the Mariënburg convent in Den Bosch revolves around research, education and valorization on data entrepreneurship.We offer:
- Educational programs at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level;
- Innovative, state-of-the-art research at our three Data Science Centers (Tilburg, Eindhoven, Den Bosch);
- A growing ecosystem filled with start-ups, scale-ups, corporates and entrepreneurs;
- Access to data-driven talent, form a dedicated student who works on the data opportunities of tomorrow to an inspiring professor who can challenge the biggest corporates in their quest for value creation.
Additionally, the Mariënburg Campus, which is the main location of JADS, is located in a historic and beautiful former convent in the heart of the medieval city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch and within walking distance of the central train station.
In short, JADS is a buzzing space where education, research and business meet data science at the center stage.
Information and application
For more information about the project, please contact Prof. Dr. Willem-Jan van den Heuvel (W.J.A.M.v.d.Heuvel@jads.nl and firstname.lastname@example.org).
Candidates are asked to provide a motivation letter and a detailed CV, proof of English proficiency (TOEFL/IETS) and two reference letters.
The new deadline for submitting your application is October 31, 2020. Starting date of this position is as soon as possible, but preferably no later than January 1st, 2021.
The only way to apply is online.
Application can only be done through the online portal of Tilburg University.