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Postdoc Position, Fine Grained Multimodal Analysis

University of Copenhagen

The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen has an open research position in the domain of fine grained analysis of images, video, and/or audio, initially with a focus on self-supervised learning and domain transfer. The postdoc will be located at the University of Copenhagen Department of Computer Science – DIKU, which is part of the Copenhagen ELLIS unit. The research will be conducted in collaboration with the Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Visipedia.

The postdoc’s duties will include engagement with experts in domains including biodiversity, medicine, design, and journalism, and participation in Visipedia-led community efforts including the Fine Grained Visual Categorization (FGVC) workshop.

The position requires a solid background in computer vision and machine learning. Knowledge in human computation and crowdsourcing is a plus. Successful candidates must have demonstrated their ability to publish in top tier venues including CVPR, ICCV, NeurIPS, and ICLR.

Further information on the AI Pioneer Centre Inquiries about the position can be made to Centre CEO, Professor Serge Belongie,

The position is open from 1 March 2022, or as negotiated by the candidate.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The AI Pioneer Centre offers its researchers generous support for career development, own fundraising, travel, and visitors, as well as support for and access to computing facilities. You will be part of a vibrant, international and ambitious research community working across disciplines.

International applicant?
Copenhagen is continuously ranked among the top-5 livable cities on earth with clean air, beautiful architecture, a rich cultural life and dedication to work-life balance and “hygge”. Denmark has generous parental leave and Copenhagen offers great child care facilities, international schools and is a very family-friendly city.

The University of Copenhagen offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including support before and during your relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about these services as well as information on entering and working in Denmark here:

Fully Funded Scholarships for International Students to Work and Study Abroad

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • A complete publication list
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2021, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

Interviews will be held mid-November through mid-December.

You can read about the recruitment process at


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 01-11-2021Employment start: 01-03-2022Working hours: Full timeDepartment/Location: Department of Computer Science

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