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Research Assistant in Data Engineering for Intelligent Information Systems (80-100%)

You can be part of innovative research projects in the exciting field of intelligent databases and information sys-tems. You can deal with challenging topics like scalable data stream processing, massive web crawling or data pipelining for virtual avatar creation.

School: School of Engineering
Starting date: As soon as possible

Your role

  • Contribute to research projects in the area of data engineering and machine learning for structured and unstructured data, e.g., databases and data streams 
  • Collaborate with project partners both in academia and industry 
  • Advance our research prototypes in the area of data streams, data pipelining, and web crawling 
  • Study algorithms and data engineering techniques for scalable stream processing and massive web crawling and apply approaches in a real-world setting

Your profile

The successful candidate has completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer or data science. She or he must have a strong interest in the fields of data engineering and intelligent information systems. We expect a good command as well as a passion for programming.

Good communication skills in German and English are essential. The ideal candidate is passionate about identifying unsolved problems as well as proposing novel ideas for future activities.

Emphasis is on developing prototypes, experimenting hands-on with data, scientific evaluation, and publication of results. A major responsibility is to work on various research projects and support the research of the other group members.

The position is initially limited to a one year term and may be extended up to a maximum duration of three years based on mutual agreement.

Please note that we can/will only consider online applications via our online tool.

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 14'000 students and 3'400 faculty and staff.

As one of the leading Engineering Faculties in Switzerland, the ZHAW School of Engineering (SoE) emphasizes topics which will be relevant in the future. Our 14 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 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 . The position is located in the Intelligent Information Systems research group.

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Dr. Kurt Stockinger

+41 (0) 58 934 49 79

Alice Joos
Recruiting Manager


ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Winterthur Region of Winterthur/Schaffhausen 8401