Stelleninserat ZHAW

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland’s largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 12,000 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 centres guarantee superior-quality education, research and development with a focus on the areas of energy, mobility, information and health.

The Institute of Applied Information Technology specializes in smart information systems, covering the areas of Distributed Software Systems, Human-Information Interaction, Information Security, Information Engineering and Service Engineering.

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

Research Assistant for Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing (Information Engineering Group)

Your responsibilities:
•    Contribute to research projects in the areas of information retrieval, information extraction, message understanding, natural language processing and content-based recommender systems
•    Become an expert in the aforementioned fields, with a track record of published own research results and successful technology transfer

The successful candidate has finished a Bachelor’s or 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 demonstrate some prior experience in information retrieval or related fields (e.g., coursework or project work). We expect 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 has an affinity to related fields in Information Engineering, such as big data and machine learning/artificial intelligence, and will demonstrate a flair for academic work, identifying unsolved problems and proposing novel ideas for future activities. Particular emphasis is given to developing prototypes, experimenting hands-on with data, and scientific evaluation and publication of results.

We offer a competitive, technically stimulating, and exciting environment. For high-potential candidates, the pursuit of a doctorate in conjunction with a partner university is possible. Responsibility is provided with respect to contributing to and furthering research agendas in the abovementioned fields. The candidate will have the opportunity to work in projects with industrial partners and help in acquiring funding for collaborative research. 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. Martin Braschler, Head of Information Engineering Group, phone +41 58 934 69 52, e-mail martin.braschler@zhaw.ch.

Are you interested?
If you would like to apply, please use the online platform only to send your full application until January 31, 2018, attn. Regina Peil, HR Consultant in Winterthur.