Skills Teacher Cognitive Data Science

Skills Teacher Cognitive Data Science

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1 Jul 15 Jul Amsterdam

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Job description

Are you interested in state-of-the art data analysis within cognitive biology and neuroscience? Do you enjoy setting up and teaching practicals for motivated master students in small-scale classes? Are you ready to take on the challenge of interdisciplinary teaching? The teaching position in Cognitive Data Science may be for you.

What are you going to do?
You will contribute to teaching activities in the course “Cognitive Data Science”, that is organized within the MSc Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

Tasks and responsibilities
Specifically you will:
  • develop of computer practicals and assignments;
  • support students during computer practicals;
  • contribute to the assessment of students' performance in the computer practicals and assignments;
  • work in a larger team of teachers and researchers who have been designing the course.

Your profile

Your experience and profile:
  • A master’s degree or PhD in a field related to neurobiology, cognitive biology, bioinformatics or related field;
  • Expertise with programming in Python and in the use of common libraries for data science and related programming tools (Jupyter notebooks, Git, IDEs such as VS Code);
  • Expertise in the analysis of biological data (preferably gene expression data and/or neural data);
  • Demonstrable teaching experience;
  • Preferably expertise in the use of machine learning techniques for pattern recognition, such as dimensionality reduction, clustering, and classification.

Our offer
We offer a temporary employment contract for 6 hours per week for a period of 2.5 months. The preferred starting date is 21 October 2024.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on relevant experience, ranges between € 2,960 to € 4,670 (scale 10). UvA additionally offers an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%. The UFO profile Skills Teacher 2 is applicable. For this position we can not sponsor a visa. The Collective Labour Agreement of Universities of the Netherlands 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;
  • Multiple courses to follow from our Teaching and Learning Centre;
  • Multiple courses on topics such as leadership for academic staff;
  • Multiple courses on topics such as time management, handling stress and an online learning platform with 100+ different courses;
  • 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.

Are you curious to read more about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits, take a look here.

About us
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 42,000 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 (FNWI) 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 Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) is a dynamic educational organization that works on innovative education. The IIS provides interdisciplinary courses such as bachelor's degrees in Beta-gamma and Future Planet Studies and the master's degrees in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Forensic Science. In addition, the IIS develops various programs for interdisciplinary honours and elective education and the IIS Education Lab sets up various innovative projects every year. At the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, you will find yourself in a challenging workplace with varied activities and room for your own initiative and development.

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

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Job application
If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the button below. We accept applications until and including 15 July 2024.

Applications should include the following information (all files besides your cv should be submitted in one single pdf file):
  • A detailed CV including the months (not just years) when referring to your education and work experience;
  • A letter of motivation.

Due to Dutch legislation, for non-scientific positions the UvA is obliged to recruit within the European Economic Area (EEA, including Switzerland). If you are not an EEA- or Swiss citizen, please do not apply for this vacancy.

Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

The interviews will be held in the course of 22 July 2024.

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

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University of Amsterdam (UvA)


  • Lecturer
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 6 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • University graduate
  • 13188


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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