Phd Position In Agent-Based Modeling For Inspection Simulations (1.0 Fte)

Utrecht University
January 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:€2,770 to €3,539
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PhD position in Agent-based Modeling for Inspection Simulations (1.0 FTE)

Job description

Join our exciting research project as PhD candidate at Utrecht University and become part of the research collaboration AI4Oversight lab which is part of the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI).

  • Conduct original and novel research in the field of data-driven simulations and large-scale agent-based modelling in the domain of government oversight;
  • Publish and present scientific articles at international journals and conferences;
  • Collaborate with other PhD candidates in the AI4Overisight lab, researchers at the partners' data science labs, and the intended users and other stakeholders.
  • Qualifications

    You have a desire to work on applied and societally relevant problems, and bring:

  • an MSc degree in Artificial Intelligence, Data science, Mathematics, Computer science, or a related field;
  • good programming skills in e.g., Python and Java;
  • preferably a solid experience with agent-based modelling and/or simulations;
  • excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Dutch proficiency or willingness to learn is a plus;
  • ability to work with diverse stakeholders, e.g., industry professionals, academic researchers .
  • As we are selecting multiple positions for this research lab, we may request to consider your application for another research track. We will contact you if we do so.


    We offer:

  • a position for 4 years;
  • a full-time gross salary ranging from €2,770 to €3,539 in scale P;
  • 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.
  • In addition to the employment conditions from the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. These include agreements on professional development, leave arrangements, sports and cultural schemes and you get discounts on software and other IT products. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment through the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we encourage you to grow.

    About the organization

    A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Shaping science, sharing tomorrow.

    Additional information

    If you have any questions that you'd like us to answer, please contact Professor Mehdi Dastani at [email protected].

    As Utrecht University, we want to be a home for everyone. We value staff with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and identities, including cultural, religious or ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment in which everyone can flourish and contribute.

  • your letter of motivation, as separate PDF file, named Your Family NameCoverletter.pdf;
  • your curriculum vitae, as separate PDF file, named Your Family NameCV.pdf;
  • a copy of your Master's diploma and transcripts, as PDF file(s), again with your family name as prefix and a suffix indicative of the type of degree/transcript (e.g., Master, Bachelor);
  • a copy of your Master's thesis, as PDF file named Your Family NameThesis.pdf;
  • if you have accepted or submitted publications, state this in the letter of motivation and list them with bibliographic information (including DOI) in the CV;
  • in the CV, state the names, affiliation, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least two referees who have agreed to be contacted.
  • A background check may be part of the selection procedure.If this specific opportunity isn't for you, but you know someone else who may be interested, please forward this vacancy to them.

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    The application deadline is 07/01/2024

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