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/Job opportunities/Senior Researcher Artificial Intelligence

Senior Researcher Artificial Intelligence

Research & development - Antwerpen | About a week ago

For further development of the IDLab AI Applications program, we are looking for an AI project manager who facilitates and leads the ongoing research projects in the AI applications team. As a Manager / Researcher you are also expected to drive consortium building and research proposals in strategic research areas of AI applications team.

Antwerp University - imec IDLab Research Group

The Internet & Data Lab (IDLab) is an imec research group at the University of Antwerp and Ghent University. IDLab focuses its research on internet technologies and data science. IDLab is a joint research initiative between Ghent University and the University of Antwerp. Bringing together 300 internet experts, we develop technologies outperforming current solutions for communication subsystems, high speed and low power networking, distributed computing and multimedia processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence and web semantics. Within Antwerp, the overall IDLab research areas are machine learning and wireless networking.  IDLab has a unique research infrastructure used in numerous national and international collaborations. 
IDLab collaborates with many universities and research centres worldwide and jointly develops advanced technologies with industry (R&D centers from international companies, Flanders’ top innovating large companies and SME’s, as well as numerous ambitious startups).

What you will do

The AI Applications team aims to bring state-of-the-art machine learning methods to industry, bridging the gap between fundamental research and industrial applications. The team researches in areas such as data-driven modeling, large-scale simulation, deep learning and reinforcement learning to tackle real life problems. Our goal is to make AI safely and reliably applicable in industrial scenarios, where it should complement, enhance or replace the state of the art in complex control scenarios where current techniques fail to deliver. The team applies its AI solutions in domains such as chemical engineering, autonomous shipping, beyond-5G wireless communication, traffic management and logistics, in collaboration with key industry partners in their respective domains.

  • You will be responsible for the management of one or more projects in the domain of machine learning with a strong focus on domains such as smart cities, data driven control, industry 4.0, logistics & mobility. 
  • You are able to translate the technical requirements of partners to technical challenges, and – together with researchers – define clear methodologies for addressing them. 
  • You follow up on progress within research projects and are able to communicate the work done to customers and adapt where needed. 
  • You lead a technical team going forward in implementing research projects. 
  • You have an affinity with research driven projects. 
  • You develop project proposals for the Horizon Europe Program and national projects, both in fundamental and collaborative programs.
  • You interface and collaborate on a technical level with research partners from industry and academia. 
  • You will participate in the framework of European and national research projects (in collaboration with industry).

Who you are

  • You have a PhD preferably in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or equivalent expertise in AI research.
  • You have hands-on experience with machine learning projects. 
  • You have experience with managing and supervising team members.
  • You consider yourself a machine learning expert. When someone asks: “Tensorflow or Pytorch?”, you feel the urge to jump into the discussion. 
  • You are able to explain the challenges of machine learning to a broad non-technical audience but also enjoy going really techy. 
  • You have experience with AI application domains such as smart cities, data driven control, industry 4.0, logistics & mobility. 
  • Having experience with participating in national and/or international research projects is an advantage.
  • You are a team player and have strong communication skills.
  • Your English is fluent, both speaking and writing.


If you are interested in this position, please apply here.

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