29/04/2021
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Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships - Early risk prediction on the internet

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  • OFFER DEADLINE
    31/05/2021 10:00 - Europe/Athens
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    HE / MSCA
  • LOCATION
    Spain, A Coruña
  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universidade da Coruña
  • DEPARTMENT
    Centre for Information and Communications Technology Research

CITIC, the Centre for Information and Communications Technology Research of the University of A Coruña (UDC), is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of artificial intelligence and/or data science and engineering who would like to apply for a Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships in 2021 with CITIC as the hosting institution.

The candidate should have a PhD in Computer Science, Psychology, Psycholinguistics or related fields. Skills such as programming, text mining and experimental evaluation will be also valued.

CITIC and the UDC will offer support and guidance to the selected applicant during the application process (tentative deadline 15th September 2021). Further information about the UDC support to excellent science can be found here: https://otri.udc.es/cienciaexcelente/

PROJECT SUMMARY

eRisk (https://erisk.irlab.org/) explores the evaluation methodology, effectiveness metrics and practical applications (particularly those related to health and safety) of early risk detection on the Internet. Early detection technologies can be employed in different areas, particularly those related to health and safety. Our main goal is to pioneer a new interdisciplinary research area potentially applicable to various situations and many different personal profiles. Examples of ongoing examples include:

• People susceptible to depression.

• People susceptible to self-harm.

• People susceptible to eating disorders.

• People susceptible to gambling addiction.

Since 2017 we have been organized the eRisk international competition at CLEF. Many teams have proposed different approaches based on information retrieval, natural language processing and machine learning for solving the challenges. We firmly believe that this is a special case where complementary profiles from both computer science and mental health worlds can nurture interdisciplinary approaches to help with this problem.

The project pursues developing resources, evaluation methodologies, and models to approach the early detection of personal risks on social texts written by individuals.

 

BENEFITS

Employment conditions

CITIC provides researchers optimal working conditions to carry out their projects and develop their careers. Researchers will benefit from CITIC’s high-quality support and facilities, including an open, modern office space and full access to the CITIC Data Centre. Researchers will also have access to a range of general UDC facilities, training offer and services. Fellows will receive full social security coverage in compliance with Spanish legislation, including unemployment benefits, full social healthcare coverage, maternity, paternity, fostering and adoption leave and paid holidays. In accordance with CITIC internal regulations, employment and working conditions will provide researchers a good work life balance.

A Coruña and Galicia

CITIC and the UDC has an excellent social environment. A Coruña has a number of attractions, unique in Spain, that make it an ideal place to integrate work with a great quality of life, thanks to a modern network of services and a wide range of leisure activities for all tastes. In Galicia, the region where A Coruña is located, there are outstanding natural spaces and beaches, a rich historical and cultural heritage and an extraordinary gastronomy. Throughout the whole year you can enjoy a full schedule of social and cultural events. There are also numerous public and private sport facilities, such as golf courses and sailing facilities. You can see some of our tourist attractions here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtUqecPNXgI

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants can be of any nationality but they must ensure the compliance with the MSCA eligibility and mobility criteria:

  • Not have resided in Spain for more than 12 months between 16th September 2018 and 15th September 2021.
  • Have been awarded a PhD (or defended your PhD thesis) before the deadline (15th September 2021).
  • Have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, from the date of your PhD.
  • Have an excellent track record (according to the career stage).

Full details about MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships will be available on the EC Funding and Tender Portal. The Work Programme for 2021-2022 has not been formally adopted yet, so these criteria might be subject to changes.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit your CV and a letter of motivation to talent@citic-research.org by 31st May 2021 Key information (such as date of PhD award, ORCID iD, current position and places of residence and activity of the last 3 years) needs to be clearly stated.

All applicants will receive a response by 4th June, as long as the official eligibility criteria are known by then (the EC’s call for applicants is expected to open on 18th May 2021 and its deadline on 15th September 2021).

CITIC, the Centre for Information and Communications Technology Research of the University of A Coruña (UDC), is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of artificial intelligence and/or data science and engineering who would like to apply for a Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships in 2021 with CITIC as the hosting institution.

The candidate should have a PhD in Computer Science, Psychology, Psycholinguistics or related fields. Skills such as programming, text mining and experimental evaluation will be also valued.

CITIC and the UDC will offer support and guidance to the selected applicant during the application process (tentative deadline 15th September 2021). Further information about the UDC support to excellent science can be found here: https://otri.udc.es/cienciaexcelente/

PROJECT SUMMARY

eRisk (https://erisk.irlab.org/) explores the evaluation methodology, effectiveness metrics and practical applications (particularly those related to health and safety) of early risk detection on the Internet. Early detection technologies can be employed in different areas, particularly those related to health and safety. Our main goal is to pioneer a new interdisciplinary research area potentially applicable to various situations and many different personal profiles. Examples of ongoing examples include:

• People susceptible to depression.

• People susceptible to self-harm.

• People susceptible to eating disorders.

• People susceptible to gambling addiction.

Since 2017 we have been organized the eRisk international competition at CLEF. Many teams have proposed different approaches based on information retrieval, natural language processing and machine learning for solving the challenges. We firmly believe that this is a special case where complementary profiles from both computer science and mental health worlds can nurture interdisciplinary approaches to help with this problem.

The project pursues developing resources, evaluation methodologies, and models to approach the early detection of personal risks on social texts written by individuals.

 

BENEFITS

Employment conditions

CITIC provides researchers optimal working conditions to carry out their projects and develop their careers. Researchers will benefit from CITIC’s high-quality support and facilities, including an open, modern office space and full access to the CITIC Data Centre. Researchers will also have access to a range of general UDC facilities, training offer and services. Fellows will receive full social security coverage in compliance with Spanish legislation, including unemployment benefits, full social healthcare coverage, maternity, paternity, fostering and adoption leave and paid holidays. In accordance with CITIC internal regulations, employment and working conditions will provide researchers a good work life balance.

A Coruña and Galicia

CITIC and the UDC has an excellent social environment. A Coruña has a number of attractions, unique in Spain, that make it an ideal place to integrate work with a great quality of life, thanks to a modern network of services and a wide range of leisure activities for all tastes. In Galicia, the region where A Coruña is located, there are outstanding natural spaces and beaches, a rich historical and cultural heritage and an extraordinary gastronomy. Throughout the whole year you can enjoy a full schedule of social and cultural events. There are also numerous public and private sport facilities, such as golf courses and sailing facilities. You can see some of our tourist attractions here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtUqecPNXgI

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants can be of any nationality but they must ensure the compliance with the MSCA eligibility and mobility criteria:

  • Not have resided in Spain for more than 12 months between 16th September 2018 and 15th September 2021.
  • Have been awarded a PhD (or defended your PhD thesis) before the deadline (15th September 2021).
  • Have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, from the date of your PhD.
  • Have an excellent track record (according to the career stage).

Full details about MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships will be available on the EC Funding and Tender Portal. The Work Programme for 2021-2022 has not been formally adopted yet, so these criteria might be subject to changes.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit your CV and a letter of motivation to talent@citic-research.org by 31st May 2021 Key information (such as date of PhD award, ORCID iD, current position and places of residence and activity of the last 3 years) needs to be clearly stated.

All applicants will receive a response by 4th June, as long as the official eligibility criteria are known by then (the EC’s call for applicants is expected to open on 18th May 2021 and its deadline on 15th September 2021).

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