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Director of the
Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences
announces the availability of

Postdoctoral researcher position
available in the HOMADOS project

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher position in the HOMADOS project (homados.ipipan.waw.pl), aiming to develop methods and tools for managing credibility of web content, including detecting deceptive content (e.g. fake news) and recommending reliable sources. The researcher will work at the Linguistic Engineering Group at the Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences (IPI PAN) in Warsaw, Poland.

The position is funded for 27 months through the grant PPN/PPO/2018/1/00006 within the Polish Returns programme of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.

Requirements:

  • PhD in computer science, statistics, computational linguistics or related disciplines,
  • Good communication skills in written and spoken English,
  • Research experience, demonstrated by publications at international conferences or academic journals, in at least one of the two relevant areas:
    • applied machine learning (ML), esp. feature selection, high-dimensional data analysis, clustering or deep learning,
    • natural language processing (NLP), esp. document classification, sentiment analysis, named entity recognition, information retrieval.
  • Good programming skills in a major programming language (e.g. Java, Python) and/or scripting language (e.g. R, Python, Matlab) are essential.

Tasks

The researcher will be responsible for performing research under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) in the area of designing and applying NLP and ML methods to the problem of credibility of web content. This includes designing new methods, implementing them, performing experiments, writing publications, presenting the work at international conferences and applying for research grants. They will be required to both realise such tasks outlined in the project plan and take the initiative, independently coming up with novel solutions to the challenges of the domain. They will also be ready to take up other academic and outreach activities that could broaden the impact of the project, should an opportunity arise.

Employment type

Full-time assistant professor (adiunkt) at IPI PAN.

Pay

Gross salary of around 12,000 PLN per month.

Recruitment process

Required documents:

  • CV, including a list of publications,
  • cover letter (in English),
  • copies of three most relevant publications.

The applications should be sent via e-mail to piotr.przybyla@ipipan.waw.pl by 20.12.2019. In the second step of the process some of the candidates will be invited for an interview (in English).

Expected employment period

01.2020-03.2022

All questions regarding the position should be directed to the PI of the project, Piotr Przybyła (piotr.przybyla@ipipan.waw.pl).

Prof. dr hab. inż. Wojciech Penczek
Director of the Institute of Computer Science, PAS

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Director of the

Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences

will hire

research assistant

in the Department of Artificial Intelligence

Persons eligible for the competition are those who meet the terms specified in the Act of 30 April 2010 on the Polish Academy of Sciences (Dz. U. (Polish Journal of Laws), 2019, Item. 1183).

Candidates to the above position should meet the following conditions:

  • having the academic degree of M.Sc. in in mathematics, computer science or physics;
  • knowledge of machine learning, mathematical and computational statistics, numerical methods and optimization;
  • programming skills;
  • cognitive curiosity and the desire to solve problems;
  • fluent knowledge of English.

Welcome knowledge of fundamentals of information theory and inference methods in multidimensional regression problems is a plus.

Applications should include:

  1. application for the job (motivation letter)1,
  2. professional CV,
  3. list of publications and copies of at most 5 scientific publications, if the individual candidate has already published some work,
  4. certified copy of a document confirming the M.Sc. degree of the candidate or equivalent,
  5. declaration of the candidate's acceptance of the competition conditions in force in ICS PAS,
  6. declaration of the candidate's acceptance, that in case of success, he will submit a statement on conducting scientific activity in the ICS PAS discipline in the field of information and communication technology and submits a statement authorizing ICS PAS to include him in the number of employees conducting scientific research in the field of information and communication technology, for evaluating the quality of business Scientific (pursuant to Article 265 (4) and Article 265 (5) of the Act of 30 August 2018 Law on Higher Education and Science, Journal of Laws 2018, item 1668, as amended as amended).
  7. recommendation letters,

The documents should be submitted to the secretary of the ICS PAS in Warsaw, ul. Jana Kazimierza 5, room 105 or by e-mail in the pdf files to the address: a.olszewska@ipipan.waw.pl with the title „Competition for Research Assistant in the DAI”.

 

Document submission deadline: by October 3, 2019.

 

Applications will be considered by Competition Board appointed by the Director of ICS PAS.

Competition results will appear by October 11, 2019.

Prof. dr hab. inż. Wojciech Penczek

Dyrektor
Instytutu Podstaw Informatyki PAN

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