Research associate position in Deep Learning and Machine Learning

June 10th, 2019

The Romanian Institute of Science and Technology (RIST) has an opening for a research associate position. The research associate will contribute towards the implementation of applications based on deep learning algorithms, on data such as images, video, audio or text. The appointment will be until September 2020. Candidates should be citizens of European Union or EEA countries.

Desired Qualifications

  • Having a PhD degree or being a PhD student in machine learning, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, physics, engineering, or related fields
  • Strong analytical skills, such as problem solving and logical thinking
  • Good programming skills, with at least basic knowledge of Python
  • Enthusiasm to work in a multidisciplinary and international research environment
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English

Knowledge in Machine Learning is helpful, but not strictly mandatory.

The positions are available immediately. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

RIST offers competitive salaries and top-level working conditions. The gross salary is in the range of 2,700-4,000 euros per month (net salary: 1,800-2,600 euros) for PhDs and of 2,000-3,600 euros per month (net salary: 1,300-2,300 euros) for persons with no PhD, depending on experience, based on the existing tax incentives for research and development activities in Romania. The cost of living in Cluj is significantly lower than in Western Europe or the USA (e.g., it is 1/3 of the cost of living in London, UK).

How to Apply

In order to apply to this position, the candidate should send an email to, mentioning in the subject of the email “DeepRiemann Research Associate Application”. The email should include among the attachments:

  • A complete CV with full list of publications
  • A short letter (max 3 pages), which describes your research interests and explain why your skills, knowledge and experience makes you a suitable candidate
  • The PDFs of 2 selected publications
  • Name and contact information of up to 3 referees, which will be contacted directly by the institute for a reference letter

About the Institute

The Romanian Institute of Science and Technology is a non-governmental, not-for-profit, independent research institute, founded in 2009, with the purpose of offering scientists a place to conduct research in Romania with top working conditions, comparable to those you can find in western Europe.

The institute is located in Cluj-Napoca, in the heart of Transylvania, which has been named by Lonely Planet as the top region to visit in 2016. Cluj is a welcoming and innovative city, recently listed as one of the major tech hubs (with a 9% growth per year for IT industry). Cluj has 12 universities, over 70k students every year, and an extremely vibrant startup scene, which has recently named the Silicon Valley of Transylvania.

Cluj is Europe’s friendliest city for foreigners, according to a study by the UK Office of National Statistics, and Romania is no. 16 in the Internations best expat destinations of 2016. About 1100 French citizens, 800 Italian citizens and 500 German citizens live in Cluj (source). The city has an international airport, only 8km away from the city center, with flights to more than 30 European destinations.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!