IST Austria

Computer Vision and
Machine Learning Group


Postdoc Position in Machine Learning

What: Postdoc position
at IST Austria (Lampert group) (100% research, no teaching or admini-strative duties)

When: flexible

How to apply: Send
  • CV,
  • research statement,
  • list of publications,
  • academic transcripts,
  • contact details for
      three references
  • as a single PDF document to <chl@ist.ac.at>.
    Two ERC-funded postdoc positions in Machine Learning are available immediately at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) in the group of Christoph Lampert.
    Possible topics include, but are not limited to,
    • transfer learning (multi-task learning, domain adaptation, lifelong learning, ...),

    • structured learning and prediction (e.g. probabilistic graphical models, structure support vector machines, ...),

    • learning with non-standard forms of supervision (e.g. semi-supervised, weakly-supervised, active learning,...)
    Applicants should hold a PhD in machine learning or a related area of modern data analysis with a solid background in probability and analytic reasoning. A strong research record is required, documented by publications at first-tier conference (ICML, NIPS) and journals (JMLR, PAMI, ML).
    We are looking a for highly motivated and creative individual who enjoys working in an excellent research environment including adequate funding for equipment and conference travel. The successful candidate will have no mandatory teaching or administrative duties, but he or she should be motivated to take an active role in the further development of the newly established research group. Good communication skills and fluency in English are required. German language skills are optional.
    We are looking a for highly motivated and creative individual who enjoys working in an excellent research environment including adequate funding for equipment and conference travel. The successful candidate will have no mandatory teaching or administrative duties, but he or she should be motivated to take an active role in the further development of the research group. Good communication skills and fluency in English are required. German language skills are optional.

    Conditions of employment: The post-doctoral positions are provided for one or two years with very competitive salary. Extensions are possible. The starting date is flexible. There is no fixed deadline, applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

    Application procedure: Formal applications should include CV, a statement of research experience and interests, list of publications, academic transcripts, as well as the contact details of three references. Please send applications as a single PDF document to Prof. Christoph Lampert <chl@ist.ac.at>.

    About the institute: IST Austria (www.ist.ac.at) is a new institute that opened its campus near Vienna in 2009. It is dedicated to basic research in the natural sciences and related disciplines (www.ist.ac.at/research). Established by the Austria Government, IST Austria has substantial funding, allowing for 100 research groups and over 1000 employees and graduate students by 2026. The language of the Institute is English.