U. of Tartu: Junior Group Leader (Senior Research Fellow) in Data Analytics

The successful applicant will create a new internationally competitive research group starting with a seed grant of 1.25 million euros over 5 years.

U. of Tartu At: U. of Tartu
Location: Estonia
Web: www.cs.ut.ee/en/jobs

The Institute of Computer Science at University of Tartu is calling for applications from highly promising early-career researchers to fill a Junior Group Leader position in the field of Data Analytics.

The successful applicant will create a new internationally competitive research group starting with a seed grant of 1.25 million euros over five years. The grant covers the salary of the group leader, two postdoc positions, three PhD studentships, and other expenses for this initial period.

Even though the initial seed grant is for five years, the Junior Group Leader will be hired on an indefinite contract with the title of Senior Research Fellow. University of Tartu is committed to open a professorial position in an area matching the profile of the successful Junior Group Leader in order to allow them to pursue a professorial career at the University past their initial seeding period. The Junior Group Leader will have a minimal teaching load (two contact hours per week maximum) and will focus on developing an ambitious long-term research agenda in any sub-field of data analytics.

The salary of the Junior Group Leader will be internationally competitive: in the range of 3000-3500 euro per month plus access to the national health and social security system, paid by the employer on top of the salary. Estonia applies a flat income tax of 20%.

The ideal candidates for this position have:
  • 4-7 years of postdoctoral experience
  • High-quality publications in the finest venues in their specialty
  • An ambitious long-term research vision
  • Ability to attract prestigious grants and high-level funding in a four-years horizon, such as an ERC Starting or Consolidator Grant, FET project, DARPA project, or other substantial and prestigious grants.
University of Tartu is the leading research university in "new Europe" (the EU-13 group of countries) by the Times Higher Education (THE) regional ranking. Its Computer Science (CS) department is ranked in the top-two in Central and Eastern Europe according to the field-specific THE Ranking 2018. The department has around 100 staff members (out of which a third are international) and is in a strong growth trajectory. This Junior Group Leader position is part of a national strategic funding initiative to boost the capacity and profile of computer science research in Estonia over a long-term horizon.

The official position advertisement and application procedure can be found at https://www.cs.ut.ee/en/jobs or here: Senior Research Fellow of Data Analytics.

The deadline for applications is 2 August 2018. The starting date is negotiable.

Inquiries can be directed to Marlon Dumas: firstname dot lastname at ut dot ee