PhD Researcher Position - Eindhoven University of Technology
Muhammad Hassan Altaf,
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT for combined PhD researcher position at Eindhoven University of Technology and Stoneroos BV.
We offer a 4-year full-time PhD research position in the field of Adaptive Hypermedia and User Modeling at the department of Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands.
The candidate will be enrolled in FP7 research project EURECA: Enabling information re-Use by linking clinical REsearch and Care (http://eurecaproject.eu/) that studies linkage of healthcare information residing in electronic health record systems with information in clinical research information systems, such as clinical trials.
The Dutch company Stoneroos BV (http://www.stoneroos.nl/en) is teaming up with TU/e to contribute to the semantic interoperability and data mining research aspects in this project in order to design a personalized information source for patients (and patient groups). Stoneroos is an innovative company, sprouted from the TV-domain, which focuses on products like iTV applications, second screen apps, metadata enrichment, etc., bringing cutting-edge technologies like semantic Web technology in the area of personalization to the real world, resulting e.g. in the iFanzy personalized TV recommender system. TU/e has guided that research in the past and has extensive experience in data mining and personalization.
RESEARCH PROJECT AND TASK DESCRIPTION
In the EURECA project 18 partners from 8 countries work together to offer better information to both patients and specialists, using many ICT techniques such as information system architecture, semantic interoperability, data mining and knowledge discovery.
The successful candidate will focus on a set of tasks aiming to integrate state-of-the-art and yet to be invented techniques in personalization, user modeling, semantic interoperability and data-driven intelligence for developing personalized/adaptive information services for different groups of patients and medical professionals.
It is expected that the PhD candidate will be involved in the complete R&D cycles including theory/framework building, implementation of the software prototypes, experimentation with real data and evaluations/user studies.
We are looking for highly motivated applicants with a Master degree in Computer Science or other related disciplines. You are expected to have good knowledge and at least some experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Personalization and user modeling,
- Semantic interoperability,
- Data mining, recommender systems, information retrieval.
Successful candidates are expected to posses
- Good analytical and software development skills,
- Good command of spoken and written English,
- Good communication skills and willingness to collaborate with other researchers and developers having diverse background,
- Experience with writing research papers and technical reports is a plus, but not mandatory,
- Basic knowledge of medical informatics and clinical research is a plus, but not mandatory.
Stoneroos is offering a position as researcher and software developer in the EURECA project. The assignment involves a full-time position for 4 years.
The candidate is expected to prepare and defend a PhD at TU/e within these 4 years.
As researcher/developer you will be staying on average 3 to 4 days a week at Stoneroos and 1 to 2 days at the TU/e for guidance in the PhD process and further collaboration with the TU/e researchers, mainly prof. dr. Paul De Bra, dr. Mykola Pechenizkiy and dr. George Fletcher.
You will also collaborate with researchers from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Philips Research taking part in EURECA, and participate in the Dutch national research school SIKS: School for Information and Knowledge Systems.
Applications including CV, (link to) master thesis, motivation letter and 2 references for recommendation should be sent by email to email@example.com.
For more information about the job description, please send inquiries to the same e-mail address (or one of the corresponding advisors).
The screening process will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Candidates must be available to start working in this position at the earliest possible date, but no later than December 1st, 2012.