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Principal Data Scientist – Industry Collaborations

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

Accelerating the adoption of data science in Switzerland

Do you see yourself helping companies in Switzerland to foster the adoption of data science? Are you passionate about data science and data-driven decision making? Are you keen to share your expertise and get exposed to several projects in various industries? Are you eager to be part of a diverse team with equal growth opportunities of its members at its core?

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.

Project background

The Swiss Data Science Center

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. Our team is international and composed of data scientists passionate about solving data related challenge. The Swiss Data Science Center is a stimulating, startup-like, cross-disciplinary environment in a leading university, that offers opportunities for supporting the Swiss industry in its digital transformation. We have offices in Zurich, Lausanne and Villigen.

Job description

A typical day for a Principal Data Scientist

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. More specifically, you will:

  • Launch new industry collaborations in the German part of Switzerland
  • Coach data scientists within the Industry Unit
  • Lead existing collaborations with our industrial partners
  • Share your knowledge about data science and machine learning
  • Increase awareness of SDSC in the Swiss Industry

Presenting the SDSC to a non-technical audience is also part of your activities. During your work, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with more than 70 data enthusiasts. When dealing with data engineering aspects, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with our software development team. The SDSC environment will allow you to grow your people management and data science skills.

Your profile

Who you are

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 (PhD is a plus). Candidates should have good knowledge of machine learning concepts and be able to present to various audiences. Candidates must be fluent in English and have knowledge of German. Part-time arrangements and flexible hours can be explored based on individual circumstances. We expect candidates who are open to collaborative work and show team spirit, who are eager to continuously learn, and who show a willingness to contribute to an inclusive environment.

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?

Join us

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 (opens in new tab) (no applications).

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

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