PhD Candidate in Natural Language Query Processing for Databases (Information Engineering Group) (80 %)
ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
vor 13 Tg.

Your responsibilities :

  • Contribute to research projects in the area of natural language query processing for databases as well as big data technology
  • Become an expert in applying machine learning technology for novel concepts in database and big data research
  • Establish a strong research track record as well as a successful footprint in technology transfer
  • The successful candidate has completed a Master’s degree in computer science. She or he must ideally have prior exposure to and strong interest in the fields of databases, big data technology and ideally in natural language query processing.

    We expect a good command as well as a passion for programming. Good communication skills in English are essential, a good command of German is a plus.

    The ideal candidate has an affinity to related fields in information engineering, such as information retrieval and artificial intelligence, and is passionate about identifying unsolved problems as well as proposing novel ideas for future activities.

    Particular emphasis is on developing prototypes, experimenting hands-on with data, scientific evaluation and publication of results.

    We offer a competitive, technically stimulating, and exciting environment. The high-potential candidate will pursue a doctorate in conjunction with a partner university.

    A major responsibility is to advance the research agenda in the above mentioned fields. The candidate will have the opportunity to establish partnerships with industry, acquire funding for collaborative research, and to transfer research solutions to enterprise environments.

    The position will also involve contributing to open source software and presenting results at scientific and industrial conferences.

    In addition to offering an excellent working environment, we provide intellectual liberty and competitive compensation based on Swiss standards at one of the leading houses for data science research in Switzerland.

    Do you have any questions about this position?

    For additional information, please contact Prof. Dr. Kurt Stockinger, professor of computer science, phone +41 58 934 49 79, e-

    mail kurt.stockinger Find more information :

    Are you interested?

    If you would like to apply, please use the online platform to send your full application until April 30, 2019 , attn. Esther Huber, HR Consultant in Winterthur.

    Please be advised that we only consider applications via our online-platform.

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