Jobs - Open Positions

Post-doc or Senior Research Assistant (Oberassistent) position

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

a Post-doc or Senior Research Assistant (Oberassistent) position

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

  •  Social Computing, Crowdsourcing
  •  Human-Computer Interaction & CSCW
  •  Human-Oriented Artificial Intelligence
  •  Human/Social Aspects of Information Systems

The focus of the research activities will be in the broad areas of the interaction between groups of humans and groups of machines and will be linked with a number of new and existing research projects (see http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/en/ddis/research.html). Most projects in the group are funded by research foundations such as the Swiss National Science Foundation, the EC, or the HaslerStiftung.

The position also entails some teaching responsibilities in the research group's courses — part of which may be taught in German. 

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 (80'000-90'000CHF/~70'000€-80'000€; depending on the current exchange rate)
  • 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

You have:

  • a PhD in informatics, computer science, information systems (or an equivalent university study) or expect to get it momentarily
  • good programming skills in several languages
  • an interest in applying computer science research to real-world problems
  • excellent command of English
  • fluency in German
  • experience of running experiment involving humans, in possible
  • expertise in database systems, Semantic Web / Linked Data, HCI, or economics is helpful

More information is available at: http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/ddis/jobs.html

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, please send a detailed curriculum vitae, all grade transcripts, selected publications (if available), a list of at least three references, and your PhD 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

All applications received until November 1st, 2018 will be considered for the position. Applications received afterwards may be considered if positions are unfilled.

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.

 

Student Job as Developer and Research Assistant

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

  One Student Job as Developer and Research Assistant

in the area of data management with a keen interest in data science.

 

Project Description

Despite the broad scope of digitization efforts, there are still traditional sectors in industry that do not apply Data Science methods. DDIS is part of a project, funded by the Swiss National foundation, enabling data analytics in one of these sectors, and whose goal is to provide methods to better understand and optimize the structure and complexity of pig farming in Switzerland in order to improve animal health and well-being.

In the context of this project we investigate computer science methods and develop the infrastructure that integrates data and helps data analysts gain insights into the data effectively and efficiently.

Your job as a research and development assistant will be to help in (i) data management tasks (including data integration, database maintenance), as well as in (ii) infrastructure development to facilitate collaborative data analysis. 

 

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 4 month (extendable to 6 month) competitive salary

- strong support for your personal development and career planning

- a position to be filled as soon as possible 

 

You have:

- a bachelor's degree in informatics, computer science (or an equivalent university study).

- strong analytical and coding skills

- expertise in relational database administration (e.g. SQL)

- an interest in applying computer science research to real-world problems

- expertise in statistics and data mining is helpful

- excellent command of English; German is a plus but not required

 

The student will be supervised by Cristina Sarasua and Prof. Abraham Bernstein.

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, please send a detailed curriculum vitae, all grade transcripts, a list of at least three references, and your BSc thesis in one PDF file by email to: sarasua "at" ifi "dot" uzh "dot" ch

We will continuously review applications and hire as soon as a good candidate is found and the position is 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.