Principal Data Scientist

100%, Zurich, temporary

The Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) is a joint venture between ETH Zurich and EPFL. We have been mandated by the Swiss Confederation to accelerate the adoption of data science in academia and industry. The team is very international and composed of data scientists passionate about solving data related challenges, and computer scientists enthusiastically developing RENKU, an open access software solution aiming to make data science collaborative and sustainable.

The Swiss Data Science Center is a stimulating, startup-like, cross-disciplinary environment in a leading university, that offers opportunities for turning academic research into impactful solutions, with excellent ties to research groups worldwide, both academic and industrial, and has access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and resources.

Job description

You will work on developing the SDSC industry partnerships in the German part of Switzerland. In this role, you will meet partners (companies) in order to understand their needs and help them define projects with the SDSC. In this position, you will also coach junior data scientists, support existing projects and share your machine learning expertise within the SDSC. More specifically, you will:

  • Launch new industry projects in the German part of Switzerland
  • Provide recommendations for our positioning regarding industry partners
  • Supervise data science projects
  • Coach data scientists within the industry cell
  • Provide expertise in data science and machine learning
  • Increase awareness of SDSC in the Industry 

Presenting the SDSC to a non-technical audience will also be part of your activities. During your work, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with more than 50 academic and industry experts in data science and machine learning. When dealing with data engineering aspects, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with our system specialists. The SDSC environment will allow you to grow your machine learning and soft skills.

Your profile

Do you see yourself helping Switzerland becoming more data-driven? Are you passionate about data science and have good experience with machine learning? Are you keen to share what you know and get exposed to several projects in various industries? You’d love to work in a start up like mind-set, but think that collaborating with an academic structure is a definite plus?

If you can answer yes to these questions, you should consider joining us. Together we could help move the Swiss Industry to the next level of data science. We are building a team of passionate data scientists to tackle business challenges and provide actionable results.

We are a looking for candidates with a Master degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or similar field and a minimum of 5 years of industry experience. Candidates should have good knowledge of machine learning concepts and be able to present to various audiences. Knowledge of Big Data frameworks is appreciated. Candidates must be fluent in English and have knowledge of German. We expect candidates who are open to collaborative work and show team spirit, and who are eager to continuously learn.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
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Interested?

We look forward to receiving your online application including application letter, CV and diploma(s). Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through the online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the Swiss Data Science Center please visit our website: www.datascience.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Nina Pupikofer by email nina.pupikofer@sdsc.ethz.ch (no applications).

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