News:2016-01-20: Job: 2 postdoctoral researcher positions in Novel Methods for Analysis of Online Consumer Behavior, University of Tampere, Finland
Two fixed-term postdoctoral researcher’s positions at the School of Information Sciences, University of Tampere
The School of Information Sciences (SIS) at the University of Tampere invites applications for two fixed-term full-time postdoctoral researcher’s positions for a period from 1 March 2016 to 28 February 2018.
The research takes place in the project ”Novel methods for analysis of online consumer behavior (NAOMI)”, which is a collaboration between University of Tampere, Lappeenranta University of Technology, and industrial collaborator Aller Media. The postdoctoral researchers will develop new well-performing, computationally efficient, and scalable methods based on probabilistic modeling, data mining, and machine learning for data analysis, visualization, information retrieval, and prediction in big consumer behavior data. The main data sources are large structured data of online conversations and clickstream data of consumer behavior. The postdoctoral researchers will participate in all parts of the research process including idea development, methods development, data gathering, empirical testing, and publication in high-quality international venues.
In position 1 the task of the postdoctoral researcher focuses more on developing, implementing, and testing novel methods of information retrieval and probabilistic modeling to learn from multiple sources.
In position 2 the task of the postdoctoral researcher focuses more on developing, implementing, and testing novel computational and statistical methods of click analysis and user behavior modeling.
Other tasks of research staff are governed by University of Tampere's regulations on human resources, Section 3.
Required and Desired Qualities of the Applicant, and Contract Details:
A person appointed as a postdoctoral researcher must hold an appropriate doctoral degree in a field related to the research tasks (such as statistics, computer science, visual analytics, or a related field) and must be able to pursue scientific research independently as well as have the instructional skills needed in the post. A strong track record of research and scientific publication in top venues is appreciated. Good programming skills are expected. The most likely languages to be utilized in the project are Python, and Matlab or R. Good written and spoken communication skills in English, Finnish, or both are desirable. The remuneration of the postdoctoral researcher post is based on level 5 of the job-related salary element for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of the Finnish Universities. The basic salary will be supplemented with a performance increase based on the employee's individual performance. The positions carry a four-month trial period.
It is also possible to start as a researcher if one has made good progress in PhD studies and has a sufficient track record. In this case the remuneration of the post is based on level 4 of the job-related salary element for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of the Finnish Universities.
Please submit your application documents through the University's online application system by 15:45 Finnish time on 29 January 2016. See the instructions and the link to the application system at:
The application should be sent with a curriculum vitae, full publication list, a list of no more than 10 of the most representative publications and links to these publications which are openly accessible online, and any other materials considered relevant such as letters of recommendation. Applicants may be invited for an interview in person in Tampere or online.
For further information about the position, please contact: Associate Professor Jaakko Peltonen, jaakko.peltonen(at)uta.fi; tel: +358 50 3623628
For more information about the application process, please contact: HR Specialist Sivi Aalto; sivi.aalto(at)uta.fi; tel: +358 50 3186378
The University of Tampere has the right not to fill the vacancy and to extend the deadline for applications for a valid reason.
Website of the School: http://www.uta.fi/sis/en/index.html
Principal investigator website: http://www.sis.uta.fi/~tojape/
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