PhD position in applied data science

100%, Zurich, temporary

Our research group in the field of Wirtschaftsinformatik (Management Information Systems) is looking for a new PhD student starting in 2019 or early 2020. We are located at the Department of Management, Technology and Economics (MTEC) at ETH Zurich.

Job description

The salary and general working conditions are internationally highly competitive and according to ETH standards. Our research is driven by the strong desire to conquer the grand challenges of our society, such as healthcare, the spread of fake news or decision-making of public authorities. For this purpose, we draw upon recent advances in artificial intelligence and statistical modeling in order to gain deep insights. Different from a pure PhD in computer science or Mathematics, our work is more applied as we taylor advanced analytics to the specific requirements of the application. Your office is located in the heart of Zurich - most likely Europe's most compelling place to live. You will work with a highly motivated team of young researchers in a very pleasant atmosphere. In the past, the usual length for a PhD degree has been around three years, for which funding is guaranteed. During this time, participation in conferences and voluntary exchange programs are also supported.

Our research focus

A tentative PhD candidate will be interested in one (or more) of the following topics:

Bayesian learning, MCMC, Gaussian processes, Variational Bayesian inferences, Machine learning / deep learning / artificial intelligence, Operations research / econometrics / natural language processing

Our research facility is always open to own proposals and further suggestions.

Your profile

Candidates should be interested in solving analytical tasks, ideally, combined with intermediate programming skills (e.g. in R, Python or C-something). Previous knowledge in Stan is a plus. Fluency in the English language is highly recommended. Work is almost entirely research-centered without the usual teaching duties. The starting date can be freely chosen. Candidates will be screened on a continuous basis until the position has been filled.

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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We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents: CV and transcripts. Cover letter of references are not needed. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Please state tentative starting date.

Further information about the Chair of Management Information Systems can be found on our website For further information, please contact Martina Wenger (no applications).

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