International Postdoctoral Researcher in Data Science and Analytics at Leiden University, Netherlands for Fellowship

  •  Fellowship
  •  31-Aug-2023
  •   Netherlands
  • $$  € 3,974.- to € 5,439

The Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Data Science and Analytics for the academic year 2022/2023.

The project thus offers a unique opportunity to work in a truly multi-disciplinary context with internationally renowned domain experts, which offers the possibility to expand your horizon to other disciplines, cooperate with experienced specialists of these disciplines, and contribute to creating new knowledge about the history of South America.

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Worthy opportunity for students in the Netherlands.Leiden University is a public research university in Leiden, Netherlands. The university was founded as a Protestant university in 1575. It is the oldest institution of higher education in the Netherlands and one of the most reputed in the country and Europe. The university has seven academic faculties and over fifty subject departments while housing more than 40 national and international research institutes. The university is divided into seven major faculties, which offer approximately 50 undergraduate degree programs and over 100 graduate programs.

Why study at  Leiden University? Leiden University is a leading European research university, and we enjoy an excellent reputation as a multidisciplinary and research-intensive university. Leiden University offers you the ideal basis for having the time of your life on an exchange or study abroad program. It promotes learning and research, teamwork, international exchanges, talent development, and campus cultural construction.

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International Postdoctoral Researcher in Data Science and Analytics at Leiden University, Netherlands for Fellowship Established in 1575, Universiteit Leiden (Leiden University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Leiden (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), South Holland. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): The Hague. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nederland (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands), Universiteit Leiden (LEI) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universiteit Leiden (LEI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 444 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Postdoctoral degree in data science, statistics, computer science, quantitative ecology, philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, and linguistics offered by the university.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Demonstrable experience with different statistical approaches
  • Demonstrable programming experience with R and package development
  • Demonstrable experience with version control (GitHub)
  • Independent thinker
  • Preferred qualifications include knowledge of methods of analysis used in population genetics, experience with spatial data, and an affinity with South America’s indigenous languages and cultures.

Offered Benefits

  • Leiden University will provide a salary ranging from € 3,974.- to € 5,439.- gross per month (pay scale 11) based on full-time employment by the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with other holidays (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training, and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses, we have set up a dual career program.

Application Process

  • How to Apply: Applications for the position can be made via this  online portal. After getting enrolled, applicants must complete and submit the  online application form. Please contact the PI of the ERC project, Dr. Rik van Gijn, by email at
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants should submit online:
  • A motivation letter
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Names, positions, and contact information of two referees (no reference letters).
  • Admission Requirements: Students must have a PhD degree in data science, statistics, computer science, quantitative ecology, or other relevant fields with outstanding academic achievement for admission.
  • Language Requirement: If English is not your first language, you should provide evidence of English language ability Databases typically consist of 70-200 linguistic and cultural features (for 30-150 individual languages) and have spatial coordinates associated with each language.
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