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Position: Postdoctoral researcher in Cultural Data Science
Institution: University of Luxembourg
Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Duties: The Culture & Computation Lab is looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher in Cultural Data Science. The postdoc will be a member of the Department of Humanities and help with setting up the new lab in the department, with special regard to the development of technical infrastructure and development workflows. They will also be involved in the implementation of a training program for Cultural Data Science in the context of the FHSE doctoral school. Additionally, the postdoc will have the opportunity to develop their personal research project in the context of the lab
Requirements: PhD in data science, computer science or related disciplines; Experience in working with different cultural data and media; Experience with computational tools and methods for data science, including
   
Text: UOL04841 31-Dec-2099 The University | About us... The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide. The Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) brings together expertise from the humanities, linguistics, cognitive sciences, social and educational sciences. People from across 20 disciplines are working within the Faculty. Along with the disciplinary approach a very ambitious interdisciplinary research culture has been developed. The faculty’s research and teaching focuses on social, economic, political and educational issues with the common goal of contributing to an inclusive, open and resourceful society. The FHSE offers four Bachelor and 15 Master degrees and a doctoral school providing students with the necessary knowledge and high-qualified skills to succeed in their future career. The Culture & Communication Lab is a new transversal data science lab at the Department of Humanites that integrates data-driven and scholarly approaches to the analysis of human culture and its manifold transformations through digital technology. The lab offers technical infastructure and development as well as data science trainings to the students and scholars of the department, with a special focus on humanities research. In doing so, the lab also serves as a thematic figurehead for the crucial contribution of scholarly research to methods, models and applications in data science. Your Role... The Culture & Computation Lab is looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher in Cultural Data Science. The postdoc will be a member of the Department of Humanities and help with setting up the new lab in the department, with special regard to the development of technical infrastructure and development workflows. They will also be involved in the implementation of a training program for Cultural Data Science in the context of the FHSE doctoral school. Additionally, the postdoc will have the opportunity to develop their personal research project in the context of the lab. What we expect from you… The candidate we are looking for should have a background in data science and an interest in humanities research. We seek a highly motivated candidate with the following profile: PhD in data science, computer science or related disciplines; Experience in working with different cultural data and media; Experience with computational tools and methods for data science, including common programming languages (such as Python, r and SQL); technical infrastructure and development (e.g., server management and data repositories); current data science applications (such as machine learning, data analytics and visualization); A thematic background or interest in Natural Language Processing will be a plus; Openness to work in a department of mixed experience in data science, and to pass on technical expertise to scholars; Teaching experience on Bachelor and Master level; A strong commitment to interdisciplinarity; Ability to work in a multilingual environment. Languages The University of Luxembourg is located in a multilingual context. The Department of Humanities has four working languages (English, French, German, Luxembourgish). The person hired on this position must therefore be proficient in English and either French or German. In Short... Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week Location: Belval Job Reference: UOL04841 The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 75.285 (full time) How to apply... Applications should be submitted online and include: Cover letter addressing your motivation to join the lab, prior experience and future interests; Curriculum Vitae, also including your publications and teaching experience; Outline of a personal research project in Cultural Data Science (1 page); Digital copies of two recent publications relevant for the position (if applicable). Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered. The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff. Here’s what awaits you at the University Multilingual and international character . Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure. A partner for society and industry . Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs … Find out more about the University Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University Further information... Prof. Dr. Christoph Purschke / Department of Humanities Telephone : ( 352) 46 66 44 9226 / Email: christoph.purschke@uni.lu
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