Postdoctoral Researcher - Data Management and Machine Learning for E-commerce

Postdoctoral Researcher - Data Management and Machine Learning for E-commerce

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23 May 30 Jun Amsterdam

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Job description

Are you interested in working on data-driven research challenges at the interface of academia and industry? The "AI for Retail" Lab (AIRLab) at the University of Amsterdam is seeking a 3-year Postdoctoral Researcher in the areas of data management and machine learning for e-commerce.

The AIRLab is a joint research lab between the University of Amsterdam and the Dutch retailers Ahold Delhaize, Albert Heijn and Our lab consists of two professors, an assistant professor, a research engineer and eight PhD students, and we work on a wide range of topics from machine learning for e-commerce (search, recommendation, forecasting, multi-objective optimization) to data management for machine learning (data validation, data integration, scalable serving of ML models, responsible data management).

What are you going to do

We are looking for a creative researcher with an independent mindset, who establishes their own research agenda, aligned with one of the research directions in our lab. We expect you to interact with our PhD students and support the collaboration with our industry partners.

Our lab's unique setup allows you to work with proprietary data and real-world systems from our industry partners.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


Your experience and profile:
  • PhD in computer science, artificial intelligence, or a related field;
  • Publication record in relevant conferences in the field of information retrieval (SIGIR, CIKM, WSDM, AAAI, RecSys, ECIR) or data management (VLDB, SIGMOD, ICDE, CIDR, EDBT);
  • A creative and independent mindset;
  • Fluency in English.

Conditions of employment

We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week for a period of 12 months. If we assess your performance positive, your contract will be extended with 24 months. The preferred starting date is 01 September 2022.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on relevant experience, ranges between €2,846 to €4,490 (scale 10). This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% year-end allowance. A favourable tax agreement, the '30% ruling', may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Besides the salary and a vibrant and challenging environment at Science Park we offer you multiple fringe benefits:
  • 232 holiday hours per year (based on fulltime) and extra holidays between Christmas and 1 January;
  • 7 weeks birth leave (partner leave) with 100% salary;
  • partly paid parental leave;
  • the possibility to set up a workplace at home;
  • a pension at ABP for which UvA pays two third part of the contribution;
  • the possibility to follow courses to learn Dutch;
  • help with housing for a studio or small apartment when you're moving from abroad.
Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.


Faculty of Science

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 8,000, as well as 1,800 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.


The Informatics Institute's mission is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.


  • Postdoc
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2846—€4490 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 9120


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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