Research fellow (V32.3670)

Research fellow

(Post-doctoral) Researcher
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
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Job description

The Data Mining group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is searching for candidates for fully-funded 3-years Research Fellow positions in the area of Responsible Data Science including the topics of Fairness, Accountability, Confidentiality and Transparency in algorithmic decision making. The choice of a particular research direction will be performed based on the strengths and vision of the successful candidate.

TU/e is a dynamic, research-intensive university in the heart of Europe. TU/e is consistently ranked within the top-100 positions in several world rankings for its research and quality of education. The Data Mining group consists of 5 professors and 17 PhD students and postdocs. The research results of the group appear in top-tier conferences and journals including but not limited to IJCAI, AAAI, ICDM, SDM, ECMLPKDD, DAMI, MACH, and Nature Communications. The group is active in leading several Data Science projects and collaborates within TU/e with the Visualization group on Transparency of Predictive Analytics, with the Crypto group on Multi-Party Computation for machine learning and with the User Psychology group on the HCI aspects of Explainable AI.

Job requirements

We are looking for candidates that meet the following requirements:

  • PhD and strong publication record in data mining, machine learning, or related area;
  • a strong interest in one or more topics of responsible data science research;
  • data mining software development skills at least in one language, e.g. R, Python, Java;
  • good communication skills in English, both in speaking and in writing;
  • capability and willingness to work both independently and in a team of data scientists and interact with domain experts; being highly motivated, rigorous, and disciplined.

Conditions of employment

Conditions of employment:

  • A full time temporary appointment for a period of 3 years, with an intermediate evaluation after 9 months.
  • Salary in accordance with CAO of the Dutch universities (scale 10).
  • Tight collaboration of academia with industry with access to real data and domain expertise.
  • Strong collaboration ties with several research groups in Europe and world-wide.
  • Healthy travel funding for presenting your work at the leading conferences and going on visiting research.
  • Support for your personal development and career planning.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, e.g. excellent technical infrastructure, child daycare and excellent sports facilities, extra holiday allowance (8%, May), and end-of-year bonus (8.3%, December).

Information and application


  • For more information about the projects and open positions contact prof. dr. Mykola Pechenizkiy (chair Data Mining) by e-mail: m.pechenizkiy(at)
  • For more information about the employment conditions contact Arianne Boekema (HR advisor), e-mail: pzwin(at)  


 The application should consist of the following parts:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, including contacts of at least two referees.
  • List of publications and a copy or a link to your PhD thesis. If you have not completed it yet, please explain your current situation.
  • Research vision statement or research plan up to 3 pages.
  • Overview of the research software developed (e.g. links to GitHub).

The selection process with start on 10 January 2019 and will continue until the positions get filled. The positions are fully funded and immediately available. The start date is flexible.


Please keep in mind: you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each.

Please apply by using the 'Apply now' button of the website of the Technical University of Eindhoven, on top of this page. Applications submitted by e-mail will not be considered.