Research associate position in machine learning / deep learning: automated generation of web pages

September 30th, 2019

A research associate position in machine learning / deep learning is available within a EU-funded project. The position is offered for about one year (until December 2020), at the Romanian Institute of Science and Technology (RIST) in Cluj, Transylvania, Romania. Applications should be submitted until October 31, 2019. The starting date may be as soon as the selected candidates are available.

The position focuses on applied research on machine learning systems that are trained on large repositories of web pages and  learn to generate HTML / CSS or similar code. This should lead to systems that automatically upgrade websites or to systems that learn to generate web pages with a state-of-the-art design conditioned on mockups drawn by clients.

We are looking for self-motivated, independent, creative scientists, with strong analytical and computational modeling skills. Candidates should have a PhD (or should be enrolled as PhD students in one of the local universities) and could have a background in machine learning, computer science, information technology, computational physics or related fields. We welcome candidates with no prior research experience in machine learning but with a strong publication record and some existing experience in implementing deep learning methods using frameworks such as PyTorch or TensorFlow. Programming skills are required.

To apply, send to your CV, including a list of publications (indicating your 3 most representative publications, if you have more than this) and the names and contact details of at least two references.

The positions are part of the Deep Computational Intelligence group, led by Răzvan Valentin Florian.

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. 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). The working language is English.

Cluj hosts Romania’s largest university and boasts a rapidly developing IT industry. Cluj is the main city of Transylvania (video).

Cluj is Europe’s friendliest city for foreigners, according to a study by the UK Office of National Statistics. Romania ranks higher than Switzerland, Sweden and USA in the Internations top expat destinations of 2018. About 1100 French citizens, 800 Italian citizens and 500 German citizens live in Cluj. People living in Cluj are more satisfied with their city than those living in London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Madrid, Barcelona or Rome, according to a survey of the European Commission. Cluj has an international airport with flights to more than 30 European destinations.

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