Postdoctoral position in Social Network Analysis and Mining
Tilburg University
Tilburg, Netherlands
3 dagen geleden

The Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence of the School of Humanities and Digital Sciences, Tilburg University, invites applications for a postdoctoral position on a project in the area of social network analysis and mining.

The candidate will carry out research on applying data mining and social network analysis techniques to social network data.


The selected candidate will be hosted at the department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence within the School of Humanities and Digital Sciences at Tilburg University.

The department emphasizes innovative research spanning a wide array of fields including computational linguistics and language technology, data-

science, human-robot interaction, virtual reality and serious games. CSAI is a member of the Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence, participate in the Special Interest Group for AI (SIG AI), and participate in the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (CLAIRE).

Tilburg University and the CSAI department offers a vibrant international environment, with current CSAI staff originating from over 10 countries.

The candidate will work with Martin Atzmueller (associate professor at Tilburg University, project PI), and will be embedded into the interdisciplinary Computational Sensemaking Lab at CSAI.


  • PhD degree in computer science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, mathematics, or a related field.
  • Interest in and ability to carry out internationally competitive research, demonstrated by publications in top conferences and journals.
  • Experience with data mining and (social) network analysis, including programming experience in R, Python, Java, preferably also involving deep learning toolkits (such as Pytorch or Tensorflow).
  • What we offer

  • A full-time position for one year.
  • The position will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as researcher. The starting gross salary for a full-
  • time appointment is (minimally) € 3.389 in scale 10 up to (maximally) € 4.018 gross per month (maximum € 56.075 per year).

  • A holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (annually).
  • Tilburg University is one of the best non-profit employers in the Netherlands and offers very good fringe benefits such as an options model for terms and conditions of employment and reimbursement of moving expenses, also including excellent technical infrastructure, savings schemes and excellent sport facilities.
  • The collective labor agreement of the Dutch Universities applies.

  • Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a temporary tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary.
  • The University will apply for such an allowance on their behalf.

  • The University will provide assistance in finding suitable accommodation (for foreign employees).
  • Starting date

    The start of the employment is negotiable, but preferably close to July 1, 2019.


    For more information on this position, please contact the principal investigator of the MODUS project : Martin Atzmueller (m.



    Applications can only be submitted through the Tilburg University application website, and should include :

  • A complete CV, including a list of publications.
  • Cover letter (maximum one page) explaining your interest in this project.
  • Contact details of two references.
  • Copy of two publications that you would like us to consider as part of the evaluation.
  • The final deadline for the application is on June 15 2019 at 23 : 59 CEST, but we will be reviewing applications as they arrive.

    Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

    Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) conducts scientific research and education in the fields of Communication and Information Sciences, Philosophy, Religious studies and Language and Culture studies.

    The School of Humanities features three departments, several research institutes and a faculty office. Each year around 275 students commence a Bachelor or (Pre) Master Program.

    The School has approximately 1300 students and 250 employees.

    Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

    Recruitment code

    Tilburg University applies the recruitmentcode of the Dutch Association for Personnel Management & Organization Development (NVP).

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