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PhD Candidate in Adaptive Knowledge Graph Construction

Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship in artificial intelligence at University of Amsterdam. The funds for this fellowship are available for 4 years. Applications should be sent before March 05, 2019.

The Intelligent Data Engineering Lab (INDE Lab) at the University of Amsterdam's Informatics Institute is seeking a PhD candidate in the area of knowledge graph construction and data integration.

Knowledge graphs have become a foundational element for artificial intelligence based systems and organizational data management. A critical question is how to both rapidly construct knowledge graphs for new domains but also adapt existing knowledge graphs to new down-stream tasks. We are looking for PhD candidates who wish to develop expertise in machine learning, embedding based approaches to data integration, knowledge graphs and semantic technologies. You will investigate new approaches to creating knowledge graphs based on recent advances in data programming, weak supervision and adaptive entity resolution. The candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to open source and open data initiatives.

You will be joining the newly formed INtelligent Data Engineering Lab (INDE Lab) – indelab.org. The lab’s broad aim is to tackle problems relating to the preparation, management, integration and reuse of data using empirical insights into data science practice. The lab is situated within the larger Amsterdam data science and artificial intelligence ecosystem (e.g. amsterdamdatascience.nl, icai.ai) and values practice-informed and interdisciplinary research and outreach.

We strongly encourage applications coming from a unique perspective. Tell us how your background fits with the aims of the lab.

Candidates who have a background in data integration, machine learning, and/or semantic web are preferred.

The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it can be extended for a total duration of 4 years. The appointment should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. The PhD candidate is also expected to assist in teaching of bachelor and master students.

The gross monthly salary will range from 2,325 (first year) up to a maximum of 2,972 (last year).The salary is based on a full-time appointment (38 hours a week). The total salary includes an additional 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus, under theCollective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (Cao).

A favourable tax agreement, the '30% ruling', may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

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.

The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.

The Informatics Institute strives for a better gender balance in its staff. We therefore strongly encourage women to apply for this position.

You can send in your application no later than 5 March 2019 using the link below.

The single pdf can be uploaded in de field marked CV in the application form.

At this stage of the procedure, please do not send letters of reference or proofs of your academic writing.

Please quote vacancy number 19-079 in your cover letter.

Late or incomplete applications will be considered at the committee's discretion.#LI-DNP


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