Postdoc position in Cognitive Science (The Netherlands) Deadline: March 31, 2019

Tilburg University

Application Deadline

March 31, 2019

Program Commencement

May 01, 2019

Duration of the Program

2 Years

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Program Details

The Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence of the School of Humanities and Digital Sciences, Tilburg University, invites applications for a postdoctoral position on a two-year project in collaboration with the Dutch e-Science Center. The candidate will carry out research on applying multi-task learning techniques to understanding spoken language based on visual and other auxiliary signals. This project will combine ideas, methods, and data from Natural Language Processing, Speech Recognition, and Computer Vision.

The Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence emphasizes innovative research spanning a wide array of fields including computational linguistics and language technology, data-science, human-robot interaction, virtual reality and serious games. CSAI is a member of the Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence, participates in the Special Interest Group for AI (SIG AI), and participate in the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (CLAIRE). Tilburg University and the CSAI department offers a vibrant international environment, with current CSAI staff originating from over 10 countries.

The candidate will work with Grzegorz Chrupała (assistant professor at Tilburg University, project PI), Afra Alishahi (associate professor at Tilburg University) and an engineer at the Dutch e-Science Center.

Eligibility/ Requirements


  • Ph.D. degree in computational linguistics, machine learning, speech and audio processing, or a related field.
  • Interest in and ability to carry out internationally competitive research, demonstrated by publications in top conferences and journals.
  • Experience with deep learning models and toolkits (such as Pytorch or Tensorflow).

Application Process

Applications can only be submitted through the Tilburg University application website, and should include:

  • A complete CV, including a list of publications.
  • Cover letter (maximum one page) explaining your interest in this project.
  • Contact details of two references.
  • Copy of two publications that you would like us to consider as part of the evaluation.

Click here to apply for the position. 

For more information on this position, please contact the principal investigator of the ASDI project: Grzegorz Chrupała (

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