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Fully funded PhD student positions at the University of Zurich

The Dynamic and Distributed Information Systems Group is looking for multiple

Research Doctoral Students

with a keen interest in at least one the the following areas:

  1. Large-scale Graph Processing
  2. Human Computation / HCI
  3. Semantic Web / Linked Data
  4. Economics of Computing
  5. Social Network Analysis

to work on a number of new and existing research projects (including ViSTA-TV, CrowdLang,

We offer:

  1. motivated colleagues who are passionate about research;

  2. a work environment that is well equipped with the newest hardware and software technology;

  3. a salary according to the standard university regulations (> 45’000 – 57’000 CHF / year; increases with experience);

  4. support for your personal development and career planning;

  5. an attractive work environment both within the research group and beyond (Zurich is repeatedly voted the city with the highest standard of living in the world);

  6. A highly successful PhD program with graduates at top rated institutions world-wide.

You will be collaborating in a larger research team consisting of the Dynamic and Distributed Information Systems Group (DDIS) headed by Prof. Abraham Bernstein, which is part of the Department of Informatics of the University of Zurich . The group is active in International and Swiss National research projects and we are looking for candidates to help us continue these efforts.

You have:

  1. a master’s degree in informatics, computer science, information systems (or an equivalent university study);
  2. expertise in database systems, Semantic Web / Linked Data, HCI, social network analysis, or economics (note: only expertise in one of the fields is necessary; multiple areas is desirable);
  3. good programming skills in several languages;
  4. an interest in applying computer science research to real-world problems;
  5. excellent command of English;
  6. German is a plus but not required.

If you are interested send your application (including CV, final grades, and – if possible – thesis copy as a PDF or ZIP archive containing PDFs) via e-mail to:

Prof. Abraham Bernstein, Ph.D.
Department of Informatics
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Email: ddisjobs „at” lists „dot” ifi „dot” uzh „dot” ch

Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis, but please do not submit later that January 15, 2013.

The University of Zurich is committed to enhancing the number of women in scientific positions and, therefore, particularly invites women to apply. Women who are as qualified for the position in question as male applicants will be given priority.

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