Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Data Science Lab

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The Hertie School of Governance in Berlin prepares exceptional students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. The School also offers experienced professionals the opportunity to deepen their skills in the field of public management. A renowned international faculty with expertise in economics, business, law, political and social science take an interdisciplinary, policy-orientated approach to the School's teaching and research agenda. The Hertie School is an international centre, with a variety of first-rate academic projects and a diverse student body. The School actively engages in public debate with its wide range of events bringing together experts from academia and the world of practice. The School was founded in 2003 of the Hertie Foundation, which remains the major partner.

In partnership with the Hertie School centres of competence on digital governance, international security, fundamental rights, and European affairs, the Data Science Lab aims to contribute to common good through high-impact research, teaching, and outreach.

We are recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (f/m/div) on a full time basis (40 hours/week).

The contract shall start in September 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter) and is for an initial three-year period that can be renewed.

Your tasks:
Develop an independent research programme on neural network models for natural language understanding of political texts
Contribute to grant-funded projects on NLP and other core activities of the Data Science Lab

Your profile:

  • A completed PhD
  • A strong publication record in natural language processing or a related field
  • Experience in using artificial network models for research purposes
  • Excellent oral and written English skills, German skills are not a must-have

We offer:
A stimulating international and diverse environment in multiple areas of social science, high-quality teaching and public policy. The Hertie School is a vibrant academic community that emphasizes excellence in research and teaching as well as an interdisciplinary perspective. Our school has been certified as a family friendly work environment in higher education and an equal opportunity employer ( for further information).

Please submit your application portfolio (including a description of your research plans and interests, a CV, and names and contact Information of at least two references) by using the Apply button below. Deadline for full consideration is June 30, 2019.

Please contact Prof. Slava Jankin ( Professor of Data Science and Public Policy, for further information about the position