Department : Department of Mathematics and Statistics Faculty of Science
Deadline : 20 Nov
Start date : by agreement
Bursar of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position Researcher - Data and Al-driven Smart City Applications
Workplace : Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
Type of Contract : temporary position with contract until 31 December (with possible extension), non-academic
Working Hours : 1 FTE (full-time employment of 40 hours per week)
Expected Start Date : 1 January, (or by agreement), with respect to immigration timelines for non EU candidates
Number of Open Positions : 2
Pay : CZK negotiable
Application Deadline : 20 11 (or until position filled)
EU Researcher Profile : R2
About the Workplace
Masaryk University is the second-largest university in the Czech Republic with ten faculties, more than staff, and more than 30 students.
F aculty of Science MU, a proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission, is a research-oriented faculty, offering university education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs) closely linked to both primary and applied research and high school teaching of the following sciences : Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth sciences.
We are the most productive scientific unit of the Masaryk University generating around 40 % of MU research results.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Faculty of Science MU invites applications for a research position within the project " The Digital City ''.
Key Duties : The successful applicant(s) will join a research team created for the new project, The Digital City, led by prof.
Stanislav Sobolevsky, joining MUNI from New York University.
Research topic : The multidisciplinary Digital City project will develop the Urban Data Engine and Urban Artificial Intelligence for pattern detection and modeling of urban activity with application to smart urban planning, smart transportation and energy, social and mobility network analysis etc.
It will use a novel fusion of network science and deep learning techniques to address dimensionality and complexity of multi-layered interconnected big spatio-temporal data, and will explore a broad range of smart city applications in transportation, energy, urban planning, infrastructure, quantitative social science etc.
The project and the positions are open under support of a recent MASH award, with the main goal to develop a multi-disciplinary research team providing fundamental contribution in applied mathematics, computer science with smart city applications, attracting external support from ERC, Horizon Europe as well as a consortium of industrial companies and European city agencies.
Skills and Qualifications
The applicant should have :
Further, we shall appreciate :
Informal inquiries about the position can be sent to Jan Slovak, the director of the department, email slovak muni.cz , phone .
The application shall be submitted online by 20 November via an e-application, please find the reference to the e-application in the beginning and end of the advertisement.
The candidate shall provide following :
After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from jobs.muni.cz .
Received applications will be considered carefully in line with principles of the EU Charter and Code for Researchers . Selection criteria : (i) meeting qualification requirements described above, (ii) all required documents provided, (iii) further input collected from shortlisted candidates.
A review of applications will begin on November 20, and will continue as they are received and until the position is filled.
The short-listed applicants complying with the requirements will be offered a trial assignment to assess their ability to implement custom machine learning on networks algorithms as well as Python coding skills and, if successful, they will be invited for Zoom or personal interviews.
If we do not contact you within 10 working days after the application deadline at the latest, it means that we have shortlisted other candidates meeting the position requirements.
The Faculty Recruitment Policy (OTM-R) can be seen here .
Faculty of Science, Masaryk University is an equal opportunity employer. We support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
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