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Foundations of Data Science - Postdoctoral Fellow positions (information sciences, machine learning and statistics) in Zürich

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ETH Foundations of Data Science (ETH-FDS) is a cross-departmental initiative at ETH Zurich which started in January 2019. Its main focus is research-oriented in the area of foundations of data science, at the intersection between information sciences, machine learning and statistics.

Job description

The foundations of data science are in computer, information and mathematical sciences, machine learning and statistics. The recently emerging areas and applications call for new fundamental research and with this also for new educational curricula. Contributions to the foundations of data science have an impact on the upcoming decades: new methodological developments and mathematical theory will impact many modern application areas and will radiate to a massive number of users. ETH-FDS aims to bring together existing excellence and expertise to further strengthen top research in the foundations of data science across different departments of ETH Zurich.

We invite applications for ETH-FDS Postdoctoral Fellow positions in Foundations of Data Science. Besides developing independent research, the duties also include a light teaching load. We offer an attractive environment across different core areas in foundations of data science. The positions are for two years. The starting date is flexible. The salary is according to the standard salary scale for postdoctoral fellows at ETH Zurich.

Your profile

You have a strong interest in the foundations of data science. You hold a PhD (or should be less than 10 months before completion of the PhD thesis) in information sciences, machine learning, statistics or related fields. Furthermore, you are fluent in English with good writing skills and you contribute to a good team spirit.

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.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
  • preferred host at ETH Zurich (one to three faculty members at ETH Zurich with whom you want to primarily work
  • short research statement (one to at most two pages)
  • three names of references (no letters need to be submitted)

The deadline for applications is 15 January 2020. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For more information and contact, please refer to our ETH-FDS website .

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