Job: Research Scientist in Data analysis for Digital History (permanent)

Job: Research Scientist in Data analysis for Digital History (permanent contract)

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) is a research centre for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe with a particular focus on digital methods and tools for doing innovative historical research. It serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history.

Your Role…

As a researcher you will push the boundaries of data analysis in digital history. Embedded in a team of committed historians, designers, and developers you will advocate the use of data analysis at the center and seek for new opportunities to demonstrate its potential. You will collaborate with our partner institutions in Luxembourg and all over the world to establish new paradigms for data analysis. We expect you to disseminate the results of your research widely. In your day to day work you will consult colleagues at the center with advice on tailor made solutions for their data analysis challenges. In a strategic perspective, your goal is to shape the discourse on data analysis in the wider community of digital humanities and history.

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What we expect from you…

The ideal candidate would have demonstrated experience in data analysis, ideally in the domain of digital history or the humanities. We seek a highly motivated candidate with the following profile:

  • PhD in data science, computer science, information science, digital humanities, design or related disciplines;
  • Demonstrated experience in data analysis;
  • Required experience includes:
    • Experience with data analysis tools and platforms
    • Experience in information extraction technologies (such as NLP or object detection)
    • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods
  • Experience that would be great — or an interest in learning! — includes:
    • Decision Trees
    • Deep Learning
    • Mathematics and statistics
    • Graphs and visualization
  • Passionate about using technology to conduct research;
  • Willingness to cooperate actively in a team of mixed experience;
  • An interest in digital humanities and digital history
  • Ability to meet deadlines and demonstrate methodological, organised, pragmatic and effective approaches to the work;
  • Good command of English; French is an asset, German a bonus
In Short…
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Internal Title: Research scientist
  • Job Reference: UOL05630
How to apply…

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter indicating your motivation for this project, relevant experience and future interests
  • a portfolio of prior work with descriptions of your contributions
  • contact information for 1-3 professional references

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

In return you will get…
  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
Published by Marten Düring
March 31, 2023

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