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Research Assistant in Big Data and Database Technologies ("doctoral researcher") 60% - 80%

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften

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Research Assistant in Big Data and Database Technologies ("doctoral researcher") 60% - 80%


As one of Switzerland’s largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, the  Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW has over 11,500 students and 3,000 faculty and staff.

As one of the leading Engineering Faculties in Switzerland, the ZHAW School of Engineeringemphasises topics which will be relevant in the future. Our 13 institutes and centres guarantee superior-quality education, research and development with a focus on the areas of energy, mobility, information and health.

Since 2013 the Institute of Applied Information Technologyhas teamed up with five other institutes from three departments to establish one of the first interdisciplinary Data Science Centers in Europe – the ZHAW Datalab ( www.zhaw.ch/datalab).

Within the Research Group Information Engineering of the Institute of Applied Information Technology ( www.zhaw.ch/init) we are looking for a highly motivated candidate in the areas of:

Research Assistant in Big Data and Database Technologies (“doctoral researcher”)

Fields: Big Data Technologies (Hadoop, Spark) / Databases and Information Systems / Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
Other fields of the group: Machine Learning, especially Deep Learning / Information Retrieval and Text Analysis

Your responsibilities:

  • Develop novel data science solutions in the above mentioned fields as part of applied research projects with our partners from academia and industry
  • Interact with colleagues from the Datalab to both further the state of the art in data science as well as identify novel application areas
  • Participate in technology transfer and writing research papers and proposals

    ‘Young scientist wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, messy data, long hours of experimentation. Safe result doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success.’

The successful candidate has finished a Master’s degree in computer science at a research university or a university of applied sciences within the last two years. He or she must have reliable experience in one or more of the above-mentioned fields and a good command as well as a passion for programming. Good communication skills in English and in German are an asset for the work in multidisciplinary teams. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the academic, industry, and technology landscape, identify unsolved problems and propose novel ideas for future activities. Particular emphasis is given to developing prototypes, experimenting hands-on with data, and scientific evaluation and documentation of results.

We offer a competitive, technically stimulating, and exciting environment with the possibility to obtain a doctorate. Responsibility is provided with respect to contributing to and furthering research agendas in one of the abovementioned fields. The candidate will have the opportunity to establish partnerships with industrial partners, acquire funding for collaborative research, and to devise and transfer research solutions to enterprise contexts. The position will also involve publishing, for example by writing papers, contributing to open source software, presenting at scientific conferences, etc. As well as providing an excellent work environment, we provide intellectual liberty and competitive compensation based on Swiss standards at one of the leading houses for data science research in Switzerland.

Do you have any questions about this position? For additional information, please contact Prof. Dr. Kurt Stockinger, e-mail: kurt.stockinger@zhaw.ch.

Are you interested?
If you would like to apply, please use the online platform to send your full application attn. Esther Huber, HR Consultant in Winterthur.

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