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The AI Department of the Donders Centre for Cognition (DCC), embedded in the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, is looking for a researcher in reinforcement learning with an interest in applications in neurotechnology and robotics. You will be part of The Dutch Brain Interfaces Initiative, Dutch DBI2 consortium, which is a multi-year/multi-center program that aims to understand brain function from a computational and mechanistic perspective.
The AI Department of the Donders Centre for Cognition (DCC), embedded in the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and the School of Artificial Intelligence at Radboud University Nijmegen are looking for a researcher in reinforcement learning with an emphasis on safety and robustness, an interest in natural computing as well as in applications in neurotechnology and other domains such as robotics, healthcare and/or sustainability. You will be expected to perform top-quality research in (deep) reinforcement learning, actively contribute to the DBI2 consortium, interact and collaborate with other researchers and specialists in academia and/or industry, and be an inspiring member of our staff with excellent communication skills. You are also expected to engage with students through teaching and master projects not exceeding 20% of your time.
Fixed-term contract: 3 years. After three years and upon good performance, this position will result in a tenured assistant professor position (depending on experience) embedded in the School of Artificial Intelligence at Radboud University.
Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. A place with a personal touch, where top-flight education and research take place on a beautiful green campus in modern buildings with state-of-art facilities. You will be embedded in the AI Division of the Donders Centre for Cognition (DCC) and the School of Artificial Intelligence (AI), both part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Donders Institute. The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour is a world-class interfaculty research centre that houses more than 700 researchers devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of the human mind. Excellent, state-of-the-art research facilities are available for the broad range of neuroscience research that is being conducted at the Donders Institute. The Donders Institute has been assessed by an international evaluation committee as 'excellent' and recognised as a 'very stimulating environment for top researchers, as well as for young talent'. The Donders Institute fosters a collaborative, multidisciplinary, supportive research environment with a diverse international staff. English is the lingua franca at the Institute.
You will be embedded in the Artificial Cognitive Systems group headed by Prof. Marcel van Gerven, Chair of the AI department. The AI Department is also one of the founding partners of Radboud AI and the ELLIS Unit Nijmegen.
Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ, Nijmegen
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