Postdoctoral research associate in machine learning, Romanian Institute of Science and Technology in Cluj, Transylvania
We are looking for a postdoctoral research associate who will work on machine learning models that allow an artificial agent to develop structured, hierarchical representations of its environment, by interacting with this environment. These models will integrate and develop upon curiosity-based learning, probabilistic theories of deep learning, and reinforcement learning, and will be tested in simulations of physical environments (e.g., a robotic simulator) as well as in purely computational environments.
The position is offered for an initial period of 3 years, at the Romanian Institute of Science and Technology (RIST) in Cluj, Transylvania, Romania. The position will be part of the Deep Computational Intelligence group, one of two newly-formed groups in machine learning where about 20 new postdoctoral research associates and research software developers are being hired in 2017.
We are looking for self-motivated, independent, creative scientists, with strong analytical and computational modeling skills. Candidates should have a PhD in machine learning, computational neuroscience, physics, applied mathematics, robotics, cognitive science, theoretical computer science, engineering or related fields, and a strong publication record.
To apply, please send to dci [ chez ] rist.ro your CV (indicating your 3 most representative publications), a letter of intent, as well as the names and contact details of at least two references.
The contract will start as soon as the position is filled. Net salary is about 2,000 euros per month, while the cost of living in Cluj is significantly lower than in Western Europe or the USA (e.g., about 1/3 of the cost of living in Paris). The working language is English.
Cluj hosts Romania’s largest university and boasts a strong, rapidly developing IT industry. Cluj is the main city of Transylvania, which has been named by Lonely Planet as the top region to visit in 2016. About 1100 French citizens live in Cluj. Cluj has an international airport with flights to more than 30 European destinations, including 6 low cost flights per week to Paris Beauvais.
More information: http://rist.ro/job-a1