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Postdoctoral Scholar - Mandt/Smyth

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 5th, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, Jun 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Dec 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position working with Stephan Mandt and Padhraic Smyth at the University of California, Irvine. Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

*deep learning and probabilistic modeling
*variational inference
*deep sequential models, neural point processes
*neural compression

We are looking for researchers with a Ph.D. in machine learning, statistics, mathematics, physics, or in a related field. The successful candidate has a strong track record including publications in top-tier journals/conference proceedings such as NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, UAI, AISTATS or JMLR, as well as strong mathematical and programming skills. Salary to be between $65,000 - $75,000 annually, depending on experience and qualifications.

The Computer Science department at UC Irvine has a very active set of research groups in machine learning and related areas, with a long tradition in the field, and with close ties to departments such as Statistics, Mathematics, and Cognitive Science. UC Irvine is a top-10 public US university located in southern California, approximately one hour south of Los Angeles, one hour north of San Diego, and 5 minutes from Newport Beach.

The starting date for the position is negotiable. Interested Applicants should respond by forwarding a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references to:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Job location

Irvine, CA