The Institute for Information and Computing Science (iCIS) at Radboud University is looking for two postdoctoral researchers in computer science for foundational research into legal tech. This opportunity provides a chance to dig into the fundamental assumptions underlying computer science (CS), teasing out the implications they may have for real life applications, notably those of legal tech.
About the position:
- Both postdocs will be part of the cross-disciplinary research team of the ERC Advanced Grant project on Counting as a Human Being in the Era of Computation Law (COHUBICOL).
- They will inquire into the architecture and foundational issues of:
- Machine learning applications, e.g. prediction of judgements.
- Self-executing code, e.g. ensuring compliance by design, in the context of legal practice, while the focus will be on assumptions of computer science and their implications.
- One of the postdocs will focus on machine learning, the other on self-driving code.
- Applicant must hold PhD in Computer Science, with a specialisation in either: theoretical Computer Science, with a focus on code-driven architecture or data-driven architecture (ML); or code- or data-driven architecture, with a demonstrated affinity with theoretical Computer Science.
- An advantage could be that the candidate has a minor in philosophy and/or science, technology & society studies.
- Academic writing skills, demonstrated fluency in English.
Apply online and the application should include the following attachments:
- CV, including degrees (and grade list), scientific publications, work experience, and language skills.
- An expression of interest (1500 words), explaining why you are interested in COHUBICOL, what research questions you intend to develop, and what makes the candidate a suitable one.
- Two reference letters with contact details.
|Subject areas||Computer Science|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||15 December 2019|