Job openings: Postdoctoral Researcher in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Algorithmic Decision Making

Posted by: Sam Verboven
Contact:[email protected]


The Data Analytics Lab at the VUB is currently looking for two postdoctoral researchers to work on algorithmic decision-making. Specifically, the researcher will apply and develop machine learning and AI tools to develop a novel fair, ethical, and transparent pricing toolbox supported by a large industry partner.

The Data Analytics Lab is part of the cross-faculty Artificial Intelligence Lab at VUB. The Data Lab has been active in various research and development projects in collaboration with industry across different domains (causal machine learning, multi-task learning, demand forecasting, fraud detection), which involve developing data-driven solutions for optimizing decision-making. The lab has strong ties with research groups in Belgium and worldwide (e.g., KU Leuven, Harvard University, MIT, Humboldt University, Melbourne University). In collaboration with the AI Lab, the Data Lab is a founding member of the VUB AI Experience Centre (founded 2019) and the VUB-ULB AI for the Common Good Initiative FARI (founded 2020).

Research tasks

- Development and application of AI algorithms for algorithmic decision support

- Publication of high-quality peer-reviewed manuscripts

Educational tasks

- Minor teaching (assistance) duties, as well as administrative and technical support, as appropriate

Your Profile

  • You have obtained a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field: Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Commercial Engineering, or (Applied) Economics.
  • You have strong knowledge or experience in:
    • Machine Learning, Data Science, Statistics, Deep Learning
    • Programming
  • You are curious, eager to learn, and cannot wait to create innovative and sustainable analytical tools for decision support.
  • Experience in causality or AI ethics is considered a definite plus.

Female candidates and candidates from groups that are currently underrepresented are particularly encouraged to apply.


A fully funded position for a period of 18 months. Depending on your experience and your academic merits, you will receive a salary in one of the scales established by the government. Hospitalization insurance and free use of public transport for commuting are standard conditions of employment. If you prefer to cycle to work, you will also be compensated for this. Both campuses have extensive sports facilities at your disposal, and a nursery is within walking distance.

More information

For more information, please contact Prof. dr. Vincent Ginis and Prof. Sam Verboven 

mail: [email protected], [email protected]

phone: +32-2-6148339, +32-2-6148342

More information

To apply, please submit your motivation letter, CV, copies of transcripts/Ph.D. Degree. You can apply for this job no later than November 10, 2021, by sending all the requested documents to [email protected] and [email protected]. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.