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University of Amsterdam, Netherlands invites online Application for various Postdoctoral Fellowship in their different Departments. We are providing a list of Postdoc Fellowship positions available at University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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(01) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title:  Postdoctoral Researcher in Nanophotonics with 2D Quantum Materials

Are you a highly motivated physicist interested in a postdoctoral research position at the intersection between nanophotonics and 2D material science? The 2D Nanophotonics group within the Institute of Physics has an open position for the project “Excitonic 2D metasurfaces for active multifunctional flat optics”. The aim is to employ exciton resonances in monolayer 2D semiconductors to actively tune the optical response of metasurfaces. Optical metasurfaces offer ultra-flat and compact alternatives to conventional bulky optical elements like mirrors, lenses, and prisms. By accurate engineering of the resonant light-matter interaction of arrays of nanostructures, light can be scattered in a controlled fashion to perform an optical function. While such optical metasurfaces are nowadays highly efficient and well established, their optical function is typically static. In this (3 year-) project you will study the strong light-matter interactions of stable excitons in monolayer 2D semiconductor material and couple these materials to resonant metasurfaces. Using their combination, you will investigate the unique properties of these 2D quantum materials and use them to develop multifunctional and atomically thin optical elements with an electrically tunable optical function.

Deadline :  7 November 2023

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(02) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc summary/title: Two Postdocs on Digital Twin-oriented Virtual Research Environments and Infrastructure Services

We are looking for two researchers on the subject of ‘digital twins-oriented virtual research environment and infrastructure services’. The positions will be funded by the NWO project LTER-LIFE. LTER-LIFE is a large-scale research infrastructure in the making; it aims to provide a state-of-the-art e-infrastructure to study and predict how changes in climate and other human-induced pressures affect ecosystems and biodiversity. One of the grand challenges in ecology is to understand and predict how ecosystems are impacted by changes in environmental conditions, and external pressures. Predicting how complex ecosystems will behave under different scenarios requires combining empirical and observational data. To truly predict how ecosystems and landscapes will respond to current and future global change, we need to increase the availability of existing environmental long-term datasets, integrate disparate types of ecological data, and create a user-friendly and secure cloud-based digital modelling and simulation platform that can be used to link data to models and scenarios. This can be done by creating Digital Twins of entire ecosystems. A Digital Twin is “a digital replica of a living or non-living physical entity”. Building Digital Twins of ecosystems has only recently become possible as Big Data, artificial intelligence (AI) applications and analytics, advanced computing infrastructure, and the FAIR principles have been developed and made available for ecology, ecosystem restoration, and biodiversity science. This approach brings together data scientists, informaticians, and ecologists in research communities around ecosystems. Detailed information on the LTER-LIFE project can be found here.

Deadline : 31 October 2023

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(03) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc Clinical Psychology

We are seeking a highly qualified and motivated postdoc to join the UvA Clinical Psychology Department, and work closely with (a) staff member(-s) on setting up research, writing papers and/or applying for grants. The UvA Clinical Psychology Department conducts empirical research using methods and models from basic psychology to investigate (mechanisms underlying) psychopathology, and to run trials to inform clinical practice.

Deadline : 10 October 2023

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(04) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc in Sign Language Acquisition

In this collaborative project between the University of Amsterdam and educational technology provider Prowise Learn, we will create a digital learning environment for Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT) and make it available to more than 300.000 children in the Netherlands, contributing to increased familiarity with NGT in Dutch society. This will also create a unique opportunity to investigate how children learn a visual language like NGT. Our digital learning environment will yield extensive language acquisition data, which will allow us to address fundamental questions in sign language linguistics and its acquisition. Thus, the project is expected to have substantial scientific and societal impact. We are offering a position as postdoctoral research fellow in a multidisciplinary team that brings together expertise in sign language, language acquisition, language technology, and adaptive digital learning environments.

Deadline : 10 October 2023

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(05) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Researcher on Deep Learning for Medical Imaging (2 years)

Are you passionate about Deep Learning and Medical Imaging, specifically Adaptive Radiotherapy? Do you want to research more on generative models, inverse problems neural fields, geometry, segmentation, reinforcement learning? Then this position, embedded in the ICAI POP-AART lab between the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) and Elekta is the right fit for you. We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with either Computer Vision, Machine Learning, or Applied Mathematics background to join a team of 15+ researchers (1+1 years contract); a team that is connected with the ELLIS Network of Excellence in AI; a team with consistent and strong presence in the top Machine Learning, as well as Computer Vision conferences and journals.

Deadline : 10 October 2023

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(06) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Two Postdoctoral Researchers on AI & Politics

We are seeking for two ambitious postdoctoral researchers for the new, interdisciplinary Research Priority Area AI & Politics. As artificial intelligence (AI) diffuses through our lives, it reconfigures central aspects of politics and society as we know it. It affects political deliberation as well as how and to whom public services are delivered. It also transforms political issues into technical problems to be solved through private means, thus replacing or  democratic institutions with private interests. Fuelled by rapidly expanding automated data collection, AI is an influential tool in the hands of the powerful, while also opening novel avenues for resistance. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences launches a Research Priority Area in ‘AI & Politics’ that will stimulate the interdisciplinary research in this field for a period of five years. The leading question for this RPA is: how does AI change contemporary politics, broadly conceived, and how is AI development and application itself shaped by political dynamics? The core team of the RPA currently consists of Claes de Vreese, Daniel Mügge, Hilde Voorveld, Theo Araujo, Petter Törnberg, and Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard. The postdoctoral researchers will be part of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) or the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), depending on the profile of the candidate.

Deadline : 18 October 2023

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(07) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position 

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc Inclusive Climate Actions in European Cities

The University of Amsterdam’s Urban Planning research group is looking for a postdoctoral researcher (3 years) to contribute to the new project “Growing Effective & Equitable Nature-based Solutions through Inclusive Climate Actions” (GREEN-INC).To enhance the transition towards climate-proof and climate-zero cities, cities have to address existing and future urban inequalities  and injustices when creating Nature-based Solutions. Both theory and practice have turned to Inclusive Climate Actions that could tackle climate change and inequalities simultaneously in cities. Yet, so far, a systematic evaluation of Inclusive Climate Actions is lacking. By comparing and contrasting cities that face different climate change impacts and patterns of urban inequalities, GREEN-INC aims to define institutional conditions under which Inclusive Climate Actions can flourish to develop just Nature-based Solutions. The candidate will assess the performance of Inclusive Climate Actions in three European cities in order to create more climate-just and climate-effective cities. To this end, the candidate will conduct empirical comparative research to examine Inclusive Climate Actions in the cities of Amsterdam, Brussels and Bucharest. In addition, the candidate will combine critical and conceptual thinking on urban environmental justice and nature-based solutions with meaningful advice for policymakers and communities. The postdoctoral researcher will be working directly with Dr Jannes Willems (GREEN-INC’s Principal Investigator), Prof Maria Kaika and Dr Mendel Giezen. The candidate will also become part of GREEN-INC’s consortium, which includes leading universities in Europe. The candidate will be embedded in the Urban Planning research group, in the Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies (GPIO) at the University of Amsterdam. The postdoc will become part of the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) and the Centre for Urban Studies (CUS).

Deadline : 13 October 2023

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(08) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Position in Dissipative Metamaterials

Are you enthusiastic about exploring the fascinating interplay between physics and mechanics? We are delighted to offer an exciting postdoctoral position in the Machine Materials Laboratory, located at the Institute of Physics of the University of Amsterdam. This unique research opportunity revolves around the field of Mechanical Metamaterials, combining experimental, numerical, and theoretical approaches. The primary focus of the project lies in investigating various aspects, such as dissipative effects (viscoelasticity, plasticity, and fracture), mechanical instabilities, odd elasticity, and pattern formation within metamaterials. The specific research project will be custom-tailored to align with the interests and expertise of the successful candidate, fostering a collaborative and fulfilling environment. Together, we will mutually agree on the direction of the research, ensuring it aligns with your passion and aspirations.

Deadline : 15 October 2023

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(09) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc: Attitudes and Behavioural Change Towards Sustainable Health Care

We are looking for a 4-year postdoc in social psychology to join a new NWO-funded research project on attitudes and behavioural change towards more sustainable health care. The postdoc position is part of the CAREFREE (Creating A healthieR Environment for FutuRE patiEnts) project, funded by NWO. The project is led by Prof. dr. Frenk van Harreveld, Dr. Sanne de Wit and Dr. Jonas Dalege at the University of Amsterdam. Are you exceptionally interested in the psychology of sustainable behaviour and how to promote it? Is your ambition to develop into an independent sustainability researcher? The Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences is hiring a 4 year postdoc.

Deadline :  22 October 2023

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(10) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc Position in Quantum Simulation and Computing with Arrays of Single Sr Atoms

Are you a eager to push quantum simulation and computing to new levels in a lively, international research group Our Strontium Quantum Gases Group is offering a postdoc position on our Sr tweezer project. Our group is headed by Prof. Florian Schreck and is part of the Quantum Gases & Quantum Information (QG&QI) cluster at the Institute of Physics (IoP) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). We exploit ultracold Sr for quantum simulation, quantum sensing, and quantum computing. Our group is part of QuantumDelta NL, which brings quantum technology closer to applications by collaborating with industry, startups and users.

Deadline : 31 January 2024

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(11) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc in Quantum Many-Body Physics with Ultracold Rb-Sr Mixtures and RbSr Molecules

Are you a eager to push quantum simulation to new levels in a lively, international research group? Our Strontium Quantum Gases Group is offering a PhD position on our RbSr project. Our group is headed by Prof. Florian Schreck and is part of the Quantum Gases & Quantum Information (QG&QI) cluster at the Institute of Physics (IoP) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). We exploit ultracold Sr for quantum simulation, quantum sensing, and quantum computing. Our group is part of QuantumDelta NL, which brings quantum technology closer to applications by collaborating with industry, startups and users.

Deadline :  31 January 2024

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(12) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc Conflicted Streets in the 15 Minute City

While of critical importance to facilitate a transition to climate-neutral cities, the 15mC concept is vague and complex. To realize the potential of the 15mC concept to bring about change, there are many potential conflicts between stakeholders representing different interests and perspectives. Essentially, the 15mC concept highlights conflicts between spaces of mobility (enabling local and regional mobility, but also including space currently used for parked vehicles), and spaces of place (emphasising urban qualities that make people want to live in such places). Therefore, conflict over the use of space is a key issue that has to be addressed in planning for the 15mC. In many cases, such conflicts cannot be solved in consensus-oriented approaches to planning and decision-making. A key goal for this project is to learn and build knowledge on planning practices and processes acknowledging the political and contested nature of such processes of change. This proposal is an important step in building knowledge about what generates conflicts in plans for the 15-minute city, and developing guidance on how to deal with such conflicts. The candidate will develop a theoretical framework for the research in the consortium and aid in the mapping and analysis of conflicts in the participating cities. Next to this the candidate will participate in tactical urbanism projects that focus on new implementations of the 15mC concept in the case studies. A key role for the UvA and the candidate is also in the final synthesis and dissemination work.

Deadline : 22 October 2023

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(13) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc Position in Visual AutoML for Autonomous Driving (3 years)

Safety is the up-most important concern in autonomous driving. Existing perception algorithms focuses on semantics of the environment, e.g., identifying the existence and location of a pedestrian. However, prediction the intention of the pedestrians is less exploited, e.g., whether the pedestrian is going to cross the road, or change the route; whether the pedestrian notices coming traffic and intended to give way.

Deadline : 31 December 2023

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(14) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: 3 years PostDoc: Visual AutoML for Autonomous Driving

Automated machine learning (AutoML) is the process of automating the tasks of applying machine learning to real-world problems. AutoML covers the complete pipeline from the raw dataset to the deployable machine learning model. Perception for autonomous driving is heavily data-driven and requires constant updating the learning strategy to cope with new conditions. Thus, learning automatically is highly desired.

Deadline :  31 December 2023

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(15) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc position – Resolving stellar populations beyond the Local Group with ELT/MOSAIC

We plan to start a post-doctoral position at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API)  of the University of Amsterdam preparing for the construction of the MOSAIC instrument on the ESO Extremely Large Telescope (ELT)The post-doc will be embedded in the research group focused on the formation, evolution and fate of massive stars led by Prof. Dr. Lex Kaper and Prof. Dr. Alex de Koter in Amsterdam, in close collaboration with the MOSAIC instrument team centered at the NOVA optical/infrared group in Dwingeloo. The Multi-Object Spectrograph for Astrophysics, Intergalactic-medium studies and Cosmology is one of the two planned second-light instruments for the ELT (first light 2028). MOSAIC is a fiber-fed instrument employing both a high-multiplex mode and a high-definition mode (IFUs) in the wavelength range from 450 (goal 390) to 1800 nm. The Netherlands (NOVA) is the lead of the optical spectrograph work package. MOSAIC will provide the ELT with the powerful ability to obtain visible and near-infrared spectroscopy of large samples of astronomical objects, significantly improving upon ESO’s current facilities. It will yield unprecedented observations of objects ranging from resolved stellar populations in a representative number of galaxies up to the Virgo cluster, up to the most distant galaxies at the edge of the observable Universe. MOSAIC is expected to see first light in 2032.

Deadline : 09-10-2023

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(16) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Discrete Mathematics

We encourage candidates who not only fortify and complement the research capabilities of the DMQI group at the Korteweg-de Vries Institute but also integrate naturally within the NETWORKS project. As such, talented researchers with (additional) expertise in algebraic/topological methods for combinatorics, or (randomized) algorithms will also be strongly considered. The core of your appointment will be to perform research, in collaboration with and coached by your supervisor, Ross Kang. NETWORKS offers an excellent environment for research. In addition to your main supervisor, you will be assigned a second supervisor who brings in additional expertise. You will also have a generous travel budget, allowing you to visit international conferences, workshops, summer schools and research visits to universities outside The Netherlands.

Deadline :  20.10.2023

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(17) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral researcher ‘Vital Elements and Postcolonial Moves’

Are you curious about the ways present day migration is connected with enduring (post)colonial relations? Are you interested in exploring the materialities of these connections through studies of extractivism and pollution? Do you have affinity, interest, or experience with ethnographic research based in Tunisia? Are you familiar with or curious about Science and Technology Studies (STS) and material semiotics? Do you enjoy working in a team of spirited researchers The Department of Anthropology is currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher for the project ‘Vital Elements and Postcolonial Moves: Forensics as the Art of Paying Attention in a Mediterranean Harbour Town’ – led by Prof. Amade Aouatef M’charek. This project is funded by a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant. The Department of Anthropology is one of the departments at the University of (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG). The position is located in the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) programme group Health, Care and the Body.

Deadline :  27 October 2023

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(18) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc on In-band Network-wide Telemetry in 6G Networks

Deep network programmability, that is the ability to program the network fabric both vertically (control and data plane) and horizontally (end to end), is expected to characterize the new generation of mobile networks (6G) towards supporting extreme performance requirements and service-specific operations. To this end, enriching next-generation mobile networks with data plane programming capabilities can bring significant benefits with regards to network monitoring and telemetry analysis. In-band network telemetry (INT) can help correlate observed application/network performance degradation with network bottlenecks, short-lived congestion events, routing misconfigurations, or highly utilized network nodes and links. The objective of the post-doc appointment is to investigate in-band network telemetry (INT) solutions for evolving 6G systems with attention to 6G-optical integration. In this context, INT should support the collection of accurate end-to-end network state and QoS/QoE parameters, to support (proactive) network adaptation and near real time control.  Thus, new approaches and technologies will be developed and demonstrated for collecting, intelligently aggregating (e.g., using including autoencoders and other ML-based techniques) and processing monitoring information originated by user equipment and terminals, programmable HW-accelerated network elements, edge computing resources, and applications. Envisioned solutions should provide high monitoring accuracy along with low and fixed transmission overhead and ensure scalability/performance. This research will be carried out as part of longstanding collaboration with CIENA, and it will result in joint demonstrators, proof-of-concepts and articles at suitable international conferences, such as Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), ACM SIGCOMM, SuperComputing (SC), and in high impact journals. Testbeds available for this work are FABRIC, CENI (Ciena environment for network innovation) and BRIDGES, which all have an international node located at the premises of the University of Amsterdam.  Additional facilities will be provided as part of the UvA participation in the SLICES-RI initiative.

Deadline : 31 October 2023

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About University of Amsterdam, Netherlands  –Official Website

The University of Amsterdam is a public research university located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The UvA is one of two large, publicly funded research universities in the city, the other being the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Established in 1632 by municipal authorities and later renamed for the city of Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam is the third-oldest university in the Netherlands. It is one of the largest research universities in Europe with 31,186 students, 4,794 staff, 1,340 PhD students and an annual budget of €600 million. It is the largest university in the Netherlands by enrollment. The main campus is located in central Amsterdam, with a few faculties located in adjacent boroughs. The university is organised into seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Science, Law, Medicine, Dentistry.

The University of Amsterdam has produced six Nobel Laureates and five prime ministers of the Netherlands. The University of Amsterdam has been placed in the top 100 universities in the world by five major ranking tables. By the QS World University Rankings it was ranked 61st in the world, 14th in Europe, and 2nd in the Netherlands in 2021. The university was placed in the top 50 worldwide in seven fields in the 2011 QS World University Rankings in the fields of linguistics, sociology, philosophy, geography, science, Economics and econometrics, and accountancy and finance. In 2018 and 2019 the two departments of Media and Communication were commonly ranked 1st in the world by subject by QS Ranking.

 

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