06/05/2021

Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships - Early risk prediction on the internet Image

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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).