27 November, 2023 - Open position: Senior Data Scientist

The Director General of the HUN-REN Centre for Social Sciences is inviting applications

to fill the position of Senior Data Scientist 

in the Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory Project



  • Data analysis, text mining, and machine learning tasks in Python and/or R related to the CSS Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory project and the poltextLAB research group (https://poltextlab.com/);

  • Modeling tasks related to the application of large language models;

  • Participating in the production of research articles;

  • Leading teams of junior researchers


Our requirements

  • Completed university degree in computer science and/or other natural or social sciences

  • Advanced level of Python and/or R programming skills;

  • Advanced level of machine learning skills;

  • Experience in the use of virtual servers;

  • High-level English language skills

  • No criminal record, legal capacity

  • In the case of a university education level certified by a foreign certificate or diploma, the existence of a recognition or naturalization procedure under Act C of 2001



  • Experience with large language models (LLM)

  • Front-end knowledge

  • Degree or research experience in social sciences

  • Advanced quantitative or qualitative methodological skills

  • Demonstrated high levels of English academic language skills


The application must include

  • Your CV

  • A copy of the certificate attesting to your qualifications

  • A copy of the certificate attesting your language skills

  • A cover letter in English (1 page)

  • A declaration of consent to processing personal data contained in the application file in connection with the application procedure. (You can download a model declaration from https://tk.mta.hu/adatvedelem).


Office location

Centre for Social Sciences, 4 Tóth Kálmán utca, Budapest 1097

The application process will be evaluated based on your application materials and an interview. The interview can be conducted in person or online.

Please indicate your salary requirements when applying.


Send email applications to Laura Seben at the following e-mail address: hr@poltextlab.com (please include in the subject line of the letter the following: datascience/TK MILAB/2023) OR you can use Easy Apply on LinkedIn.

The position will be filled with a 20h or 40h/week contract for one year, with a four-month probationary period, and is renewable depending on performance and funding.

The administration of the application process involves processing the applicant's specified personal data. The rules on data processing at the Centre for Social Sciences, including detailed information on data processing in the context of the application procedure, are available at https://tk.mta.hu/adatvedelem.

All application materials received (except the successful application) will be destroyed or, if the applicant explicitly requests it, kept for one year for possible future vacancies.

For further information on the post, please contact Orsolya Ring at ring.orsolya@tk.hu.