Postdoctoral researcher Multimedia Analytics

Faculty of Science – Informatics Institute

Publication date
19 September 2017
Level of education
Salary indication
€2,588 to €4,757 gross per month
Closing date
1 November 2017
38 hours per week
Vacancy number

The Faculty of Science holds a leading position internationally and participates in a large number of cooperative programs with universities, research institutes and companies. The faculty has around 6,000 students and 1,600 members of staff in eight research institutes and a diverse set of support services. Many projects are externally funded, either from Dutch and international sources both public and private. Since September 2010, the faculty resides in a new building at the Science Park in Amsterdam, one of the largest centres of academic research in the Netherlands.

The Informatics Institute (IvI), is one of the largest research institutes within the faculty, with a focus on complex information systems divided into three broad themes: “Artificial Intelligence”, “Infrastructure and Security”, and “Computational Science”. The institute has a prominent international standing and is active in a dynamic scientific area, with a strong innovative character and an extensive portfolio of externally funded projects. The institute invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in multimedia analytics within the Intelligent Sensory Information Systems group.

Job description

The research in Multimedia Analytics is focused on the integration of Multimedia Analysis in particular visual data in combination with text, Multimedia Mining, Information Visualization, and Multimedia Interaction into a coherent framework which yields more than its constituent components. We strive for automation that matches human visual cognition, interaction surpassing man and machine intelligence and visualization blending it all in interfaces giving instant insight.

 The role of the postdoctoral researcher is to:

  • contribute to the overall goal of multimedia analytics given above, of particular interest is the development of methods which combine our state-of-the-art multimedia analysis tools with intelligent interactive interfaces;
  • publish in top journals and conferences;
  • contribute to already running multimedia analytics projects in the area of law enforcement, art, travel, and/or city analytics;
  • write one or more project proposals for national/international funding in the field of multimedia analytics;
  • contribute to teaching and guiding bachelor and master students.


  • PhD in Computer Science, emphasizing computer vision and machine learning, and/or information visualization;
  • strong publication record in top-tier international conferences and journals;
  • solid knowledge of programming, multimedia analysis, (deep) learning toolkits, and information visualization.

Further information

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The appointment of the postdoctoral research fellow will be full-time (38 hours a week) for three years. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to assist in teaching of bachelor and master students and courses. The gross monthly salary will be in accordance with the university regulations for academic personnel, and will range from €2,588 up to a maximum of €4,757 (salary scale 10/11) based on a full-time appointment depending on qualifications, expertise and on the number of years of professional experience. There are also secondary benefits, such as 8% holiday allowance per year and the end of year allowance of 8.3%. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.

Some of the things we have to offer:

  • competitive pay and good benefits;
  • top-50 University worldwide;
  • one of the best deep learning ecosystems in the world;
  • interactive, open-minded and a very international city;
  • excellent computing facilities.

English is the working language in the Informatics Institute. As in Amsterdam almost everybody speaks and understands English, candidates need not be afraid of the language barrier.

Job application

Please apply using the link below. Applications must include:

  • a letter of motivation explaining why you are the right candidate;
  • curriculum vitae (mention the months and years when referring to your education and work experience), (max 4 pages);
  • a link to (a draft of) your PhD thesis;
  • a complete record of Bachelor and Master courses (including grades);
  • a list of projects you have worked on (with brief descriptions of your contributions, max 2 pages) and the names and contact addresses of at least two academic references.

The Committee does not guarantee that late or incomplete applications will be considered.

Applications will be accepted until 1 November 2017. #LI-DNP

No agencies please

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