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Post-doctoral Researcher in Deep Learning

100%, Zurich, temporary

The Distributed Computing Group is a research group at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, ETH Zurich. Currently we are about fifteen members.

We are interested in and combine a variety of hot topics, such as distributed algorithms, graph algorithms, blockchains, social and economic networks, recommendation systems, deep learning and deep reinforcement learning. In our group we try to apply and unite the approaches and techniques of theory and implementation. Some members of our group focus on algorithms and theory, some on systems and applications, and others on machine learning. All of us work together to build scalable, fault-tolerant, and efficient primitives and applications for the future of computing.

Job description

The successful applicant will guide and work together with a team of five PhD students in the area of deep learning with an emphasis on Graph Neural Networks and Natural Language Processing (NLP). The role of the post-doctoral researcher will be to provide a strong theoretical support for our work and help in defining interesting directions for further research. Independence, curiosity and innovation are very much appreciated. The duration of the post-doctoral appointment is for a minimum of one year and a maximum of four years. The salary is in accordance with ETH standards and commensurate with experience.

Your profile

We are looking for a researcher with a strong mathematical background, and an outstanding doctoral degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field. A candidate should be proficient in machine learning, deep learning, statistics and learning theory. Although experience working on NLP and/or GNNs is appreciated, it is not required; however, the candidate must be keen on working on these topics.

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: statement of interest, and CV with a list of publications and two references. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

More information about our research group can be found on our website For further information, please consult the webpage for potential job applicants or contact Prof. Roger Wattenhofer, e-mail (no applications).

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