The Department of Communication Science in collaboration with the Computational Linguistics and Text Mining Lab at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam currently searches for a post-doctoral researcher. This position will be part of a larger project funded by a charitable foundation which aims to understand how AI techniques can help local journalists and journalistic organizations deliver quality journalism in a challenging market.
What makes this position special is that you are developing tools within a large project that is eager to use and disseminate those tools. There are also many opportunities for learning new technologies within the team and through outside courses. We are strongly committed to open source and open science.
In this position you will be embedded in the Computational Communication Science & Political Communication research group at the department of Communication Science. Female and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply as we strive for optimal diversity in our team.Your duties
The post-doctoral researcher will:
- research and publish papers on possible uses of AI for augmenting local journalism
- develop (prototype) tools for use in (local) journalistic organizations
- communicate with (prospective) stakeholders to make sure tools are optimally designed and used
- present progress (verbally and written) to the consortium