Market design is a research field that combines techniques from computer science, game theory, operations research, and other fields.
Its goal is to design new, well-functioning marketplaces or repair ones that are broken.
The focus of these two positions will be on the intersection of AI / machine learning, market design, and algorithmic game theory.
You will work with Prof. Dr. Sven Seuken on high-impact market design research projects.
a master's degree in computer science or a related field (e.g., mathematics, economics, or operations research). Highly qualified students with a bachelor's degree may also apply.
strong mathematical skills and a good background in theoretical computer science
an interest in topics at the intersection of computer science and game theory
excellent communication skills in English (German speaking skills are not necessary)
prior knowledge in game theory, machine learning, AI, or optimization is desirable but not required.
What we offer
a team of young and highly motivated colleagues who are passionate about topics at the intersection of computer science and game theory (in particular : market design)
a competitive salary of approximately 55,000 Euro per year and generous social benefits
generous support for professional travel and research needs
an opportunity to gain teaching / mentoring experience and support for your career development
an attractive work environment both within the research group and beyond : the University of Zurich is one of Switzerland's leading universities in the middle of a vibrant, cosmopolitan city that regularly ranks as one of the cities with the highest quality of life in the world.