Jobs - Open Positions

The Dynamic and Distributed Information Systems Group at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) is inviting applications for

multiple PhD student positions


and

a Post-doc position


with a keen interest in at least one of the following areas:

  • Social Computing, Crowdsourcing
  • Semantic Web, Graph Processing
  • Big Data
  • Heterogenous Data Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence

The PhD students will be supervised by Prof. Abraham Bernstein. The focus of the research activities will be in the broad areas of distributed data processing on the Semantic Web or social computing / crowdsourcing and will be linked with a number of new and existing research projects (including ViSTA-TV, CrowdLang, Signal/Collect). Most projects in the group are funded by research foundations such as the Swiss National Science Foundation, the EC, or the HaslerStiftung.

We offer:

  • a team of young and highly motivated colleagues who are passionate about research
  • a work environment that is well equipped with the newest hardware and software technology
  • a competitive salary (annually about 55'000-60'000CHF/~55',000€ for PhD students; 80'000-90'000CHF/~81'000€ for postdocs)
  • strong support for your personal development and career planning
  • an attractive work environment both within the research group and beyond: the University of Zurich is one of Switzerland's leading universities in the middle of a vibrant, cosmopolitan city that regularly ranks as one of the cities with the highest quality of life in the world
  • A highly successful PhD program with graduates at top rated institutions world-wide

You have:

  • a master's degree in informatics, computer science, information systems (or an equivalent university study) for the PhD student position and a PhD degree for the postdoc position.
  • strong analytical/mathematical skills
  • expertise in database systems, Semantic Web / Linked Data, HCI, or economics is helpful.
  • good programming skills in several languages
  • an interest in applying computer science research to real-world problems
  • excellent command of English; German is a plus but not required

If you fit the profile, are able to work in a team, like challenging tasks, and are passionate about research then we would love to hear from you. To apply for one of the positions, please send a detailed curriculum vitae, all grade transcripts, selected publications (if available), a list of at least three references, and your BSc/MSc theses in one PDF file by email to

Prof. Abraham Bernstein, Ph.D.
Department of Informatics
University of Zurich, Switzerland
http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/ddis/people/bernstein/
Email: ddisjobs "at" lists "dot" ifi "dot" uzh "dot" ch

Additionally, applicants may arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Prof. Bernstein directly, however, this is not required.

All applications received until March 1st, 2016 will be considered for the positions. Applications received afterwards will be considered until all positions are filled.

The University of Zurich is committed to enhancing the number of women in scientific positions and, therefore, particularly invites women to apply. Women who are as qualified for the position in question as male applicants will be given priority.