Research position to work on autonomously motivated exploration and skill acquisition in reinforcement learning

For the EU-funded project CompLACS (Composing Learning for Artificial Cognitive Systems) we are looking for a highly motivated post doctoral researcher in machine learning/reinforcement learning to develop well founded (mathematical) models for autonomous exploration and skill acquisition.

To learn more about the above project and the research at the Chair of Information Technology, University of Leoben, Austria, please visit

This position will be filled in April 2011 for up to four years. Interviews will be conducted in mid March. Depending on your qualification, salary is in the range 35000-45000 EUR per year (after all social and insurance benefits and taxes this is net 24000-30000 EUR). Highly qualified PhD candidates might be considered as well.

Applicants should submit 1) a CV, including a brief research statement, 2) 1-3 recent publications in electronic format, and 3) the names and contact information of three individuals who can serve as references.


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Auer
University of Leoben
Chair for Information Technology
Franz-Josef-Strasse 18, A-8700 Leoben, Austria
Fax: +43(3842)402-1502
E-mail: auer(at)