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There is a vacancy for a 4 year PhD position at the Department of
Information Science and Media Studies with a focus on Recommender Systems.

*Application deadline:*
15th May 2020

*Position description:*
We are looking for a candidate who wants to work on the research frontiers
in Recommender Systems. The PhD candidate will be affiliated with the DARS
research lab ( )  at the Department of Information
Science and Media Studies and will be supervised by Assoc. Prof. Dr.
Christoph Trattner.

Project proposals on Recommender Systems in the context of Media (e.g.,
News Recommender Systems) and Health (e.g., Food Recommender Systems) are
prioritized. We are particularly searching for candidates willing to work
on Biases, Fairness and Trust in News and Health Recommender Systems,
either from an Interface or algorithmic perspective. Other domains and
problems may be also considered if the candidate is particularly qualified
and the problem is of relevance for society and the lab.

*Qualifications and personal qualities:*
* The applicant must hold a master's degree in Information Science,
Informatics, or equivalent, and the degree has to be completed by the
application deadline
* Strong programming skills are a must
* Background within data science and recommender systems is an advantage
* The requirements are generally grade B or better on Master thesis and for
the Master degree in total
* Experience from scientific work (e.g., previous publications) is an
* Great motivation for research, interest in the topic and good knowledge
of relevant theory and methods
* As an applicant you should be able to work independently
* Proficiency in both written and oral English

A research proposal of 5-8 pages must accompany the application. The
proposal should present the topic, the research problem(s) and choice of
theory and methods. The proposal should also include a progress plan for
the different parts of the project. A budget of running costs should be
included. Admittance to the PhD-programme will be based on the research

For more information about this position, see: 

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Christoph Trattner BSc
Associate Professor
University of Bergen
Department of Information Science and Media Studies
Fosswinckelsgt. 6, 5007 Bergen, Norway
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Tel: +47 45 39 61 80

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