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Senior Researcher in Machine Learning for Intelligent Data Management

This challenging position is perfect for people who are passionate about programming and have a PhD degree in computer science.

School: School of Engineering
Starting date: by agreement

Your role

Your responsibilities:

  • Contribute to research projects in the area of machine learning and databases
  • Collaborate with and guide researchers at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, University of Konstanz and ETH Zurich
  • Establish a strong research track record as well as a successful footprint in technology transfer

    Your profile

    The successful candidate has completed a PhD degree in computer science (either in databases or machine learning). She or he must have a strong track record in the fields of databases and machine learning. We expect a good command as well as a passion for programming. Good communication skills in English are essential; a good command of German is a strong plus. The ideal candidate is passionate about identifying unsolved problems as well as proposing novel ideas for future activities. Particular emphasis is on developing prototypes, experimenting hands-on with data, scientific evaluation and publication of results.

    We offer a competitive, technically stimulating, and exciting environment as part of joint project between Zurich University of Applied Sciences, University of Konstanz and ETH Zurich. A major responsibility is to advance the research agenda at the intersection of database research and machine learning – in particular how to advance query optimization techniques which are often considered as the "brain" of a database.

    The candidate will have the opportunity to establish partnerships with industry for collaborative research, and to transfer research solutions to enterprise environments. The position will also involve contributing to open source software and presenting results at scientific and industrial conferences.

    This is what we stand for

    Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland's largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 13,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff.

    As one of the leading Engineering Faculties in Switzerland, the ZHAW School of Engineering (SOE) emphasises topics which will be relevant in the future. Our 13 institutes and centers 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 Technology (INIT) has 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 and excellent candidate as:

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    Wir bieten hochschulgerechte Arbeits- und Anstellungsbedingungen und fördern aktiv die Personalentwicklung unserer Mitarbeitenden und Führungspersonen. Eine detaillierte Beschreibung der Vorteile finden Sie auf der Seite «Arbeiten an der ZHAW». Hier die wichtigsten Eckpunkte:


    Prof. Dr. Kurt Stockinger
    Stv. Zentrumsleitung ZHAW Datalab
    Leitung MAS Data Science


    Sarah Stüdli


    Permanent employment
    ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
    Winterthur Region of Winterthur/Schaffhausen 8400