2 Fully Funded PhD Positions in Information Retrieval at University of Copenhagen in Denmark, 2017

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The University of Copenhagen is offering two fully-funded PhD positions at Information Retrieval Lab of the Department of Computer Science. The scholarship requires a master’s degree in computer science or a field providing equivalent qualifications (see above), at the time of taking up the position.

The Information Retrieval Lab at the University of Copenhagen offers a research environment with much freedom: to a large extent, you shape the research you work on and the ideas you pursue.

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479 as a studium generale, it is the second oldest institution of higher education in Scandinavia after Uppsala University.

Applicants must have excellent language skills in English and have excellent communications skills.

Course Level: Positions are available for pursuing PhD programme.

Study Subject: The Information Retrieval Lab has two open PhD positions

  • PhD position 1 seeks to investigate the level of uncertainty in probability estimates of ranking models.
  • PhD position 2 seeks to investigate compositionality in text semantics.

Scholarship Award: Terms of appointment and payment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 309,109 (April 2016 level) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 42,699) + mobility allowance and family allowance (where applicable) as part of the MSCA programme.

Scholarship can be taken in the Denmark

Eligibility:

  • Master degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related field
  • Strong programming skills
  • Strong mathematical background
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English

Additionally, candidates need to stand out in at least one of the following key criteria of excellence used for the assessment:

  • Grades that document an outstanding academic record
  • Scientific publication(s) in recognized, peer-reviewed venues
  • Awards and honours
  • Professional qualifications and work experience

Nationality: Danish and Non- Danish applicants are eligible to apply for PhD Positions.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: The scholarship requires a Master’s degree in computer science or a field providing equivalent qualifications (see above), at the time of taking up the position.

English Language Requirement: Applicants must have excellent language skills in English and have excellent communications skills.

Computer Science Scholarships

How to Apply: The application must be in English and must be submitted electronically. The application must contain the following:

  • Letter of motivation (max. two pages) that includes a description of how the qualifications are met
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Master thesis as PDF (final or in draft; if draft, then state the expected submission date)
  • Assessment of master thesis (final or provisional if the thesis is not submitted)
  • Reference letters from two referees (signed and dated)
  • Transcripts of grades, documenting an outstanding academic record. Unless the candidate’s diploma and transcripts of grades are in Danish or English, the candidate must procure a certified translation. Furthermore, the candidate must include official information about the grading scale.
  • PDFs of any scientific publications that you have co-authored.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is April 30, 2017.

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