Postdoctoral Researcher in Biodiversity Monitoring, Tilburg University, Netherlands

Postdoc in Netherlands

Postdoctoral Researcher in Biodiversity Monitoring: Tilburg University’s Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence seeks a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher for an 18-month position within the European funded project TABMON. The project involves applying autonomous acoustic sensing to biodiversity monitoring across Europe, focusing on developing machine learning algorithms for analyzing large volumes of audio data from diverse bird habitats.

Postdoctoral Researcher in AI for Acoustic Biodiversity Monitoring

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Artificial Intelligence, Acoustic Biodiversity Monitoring, Machine Learning

Location: Tilburg University, Netherlands


  • PhD in machine learning, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, signal processing, acoustics, bioacoustics, or related fields
  • Experience in training and evaluating deep learning algorithms
  • Proficiency in Python programming
  • Strong academic writing and spoken English skills
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivated

Job Description:

  • Develop machine learning algorithms for bird sound classification using deep learning techniques
  • Evaluate algorithms across different habitats, species, and seasons in Europe
  • Collaborate with international partners and researchers in signal processing, machine learning, and ecology
  • Publish research findings in academic conferences and journals
  • Deploy developed AI algorithms as reusable software
  • Conduct research with a positive environmental impact

How to Apply:

  • Submit application materials to by Mon 13th May 2024
  • Application package includes a motivation letter, CV, and contact details of two referees
  • Interviews expected to take place in June 2022

Last Date for Apply: Mon 13th May 2024

For more information, contact Dan Stowell at

Additional Information:

  • The position is for 18 months at 1.0 FTE, with a starting gross salary of €3,226 to €5,090 per month, based on relevant experience.
  • Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a temporary tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary.
  • Tilburg University offers excellent fringe benefits, including technical infrastructure, savings schemes, and sport facilities.
  • The Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence at Tilburg University conducts research in cognitive science and artificial intelligence domains and offers educational programs in related fields.
  • The research team collaborates closely with Naturalis, the Dutch national nature museum, and biodiversity information center, leveraging AI methods for biodiversity monitoring.



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