Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Groningen

Two Postdoctoral Fellowships available in AI, at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Application deadline: March 8, 23:59 Groningen time

==Job description == 
Within the FSE Fellowship programme, we offer two fellow positions in Artificial Intelligence, preferably on 1) Multi-Agent Systems, 2) Machine Learning for Robotics.
For the first position, researchers working on areas such as:
– Logics for AI
– Multi-agent systems
– Agent-based modeling
– Computational models of argument
– Logical and computational models of social cognition
– Knowledge representation and explainable AI

are particularly encouraged to apply.

The fellows will join the Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering (ALICE) and will teach in the BSc Artificial Intelligence (which is fully taught in English), for example, an introductory programming course.

== Qualifications == 
You have:
– A PhD, obtained no longer than 3 years ago, preferably from another university than the University of Groningen;
– a promising research record;
– affinity with teaching; individuals with actual teaching experience will be favoured;
– an excellent command of English.

== Organization == 
The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential global ranking lists.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) harbours a kaleidoscope of disciplines and research strengths. Our programmes in research and education range from nanomaterials and biomachinery to  astronomy, from mathematics to pharmacy, from neurosciences to computer science, and from molecular and evolutionary biology to marine biology.

== The FSE Fellowship programme == 
Our unique FSE fellowship programme offers temporary positions for talented junior researchers who want to further develop both their research and teaching skills. You will have an appointment for four  years during which you can do challenging research, have various teaching responsibilities (approximately 30% of the time), and be offered opportunities for training and career orientation.

From day one, you will have a personal Work and Development Plan (WDP) that describes the specific research, teaching and training activities that you will undertake. You will receive didactic training in your first year and have the opportunity to obtain a University Teaching Qualification. In addition to the yearly Result and Development Interviews with your supervisors, you will have a yearly meeting with a career counsellor to discuss your career development and plans. A personal budget of Euro 1000 per year is dedicated for additional training and career activities.

The programme includes 16 fellow positions in a broad range of scientific fields.

== Conditions of employment == 
You will have an initial appointment of one year that will be extended by 3 more years if you perform satisfactorily.
The fellowship will not be extended after the four years period.

The University of Groningen offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience of Euros 3.111,- gross per month up to a maximum of Euros 4.084,- gross per month for a full-time position.
The UFO-profile Researcher/Lecturer (scale 10) applies.

In addition to the primary salary the University offers 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3%.

The University of Groningen provides career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen.

The University of Groningen has adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

The preferred starting date is before July, 2018.

== Applications == 
Interested candidates are invited to submit a complete application including:
– A letter of motivation.
– A Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications.
– A short description (max 1A4) of your teaching interests (extra attachment 1).
– A short description (max 1A4) of your scientific field of interest (extra attachment 2).

You may apply to one of the positions until March 8, 2018, 23:59 local Dutch time via the “Apply” button on the following website:…/work-with-…/job-opportunities/overview…

Selection interviews will take place in the second half of March 2018.

== Information == 
For information on the Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering (ALICE), please visit:

For information on the degree programmes please visit:…/faculty-of-science-and-engineering…/faculty-of-science-and-engineering

For informal inquiries, please contact:
Prof. dr. Rineke Verbrugge L.C. (Multi-agent Systems group leader) and/or
Prof. dr. (Autonomous Perceptive Systems group leader and scientific director of ALICE)

For any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact the coordinator of the FSE Fellowship Programme:
Yvonne Folkers via