PhD positions in Data Science at the University of Zurich

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 18, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Zurich
Department Name: 
Institute for Computational Science
Street Line 1: 
Winterthurerstrasse 190
Job Announcement Text: 

The Faculty of Science and the Institute for Computational Science at the University of Zurich invite applications for a PhD in Data Science starting in summer/fall 2021.

Candidates are expected to carry out a vigorous research program under supervision of one of the participating faculty members. Candidates with an interest in applying data science and machine learning to solving natural science questions are especially encouraged to apply. The usual duration of the PhD program is 3 to 4 years. A Master’s degree (or equivalent) is required at the starting date of the appointment. Annual salaries are in the range of CHF 47,000-50,000. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunity employer. Women and members of minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The scientific computing infrastructure at the University of Zurich is very strong and includes access to the Swiss Supercomputing Centre in Lugano. Zurich offers a very dynamic and international living environment and is consistently ranked as one of the world's best city for quality of living by the Mercer survey.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, diplomas (as far as already available), a personal statement of interests and goals (no longer than 2 pages), and standardized test scores (e.g., GRE General Test) if available. If diplomas and grades are not originally in French, German, Italian, or English, please provide electronic or scanned copies of certified translations into English. If you are not a native English speaker and have not received your degree from an institution where the only language of instruction is English, we require that you provide us with evidence of your proficiency in English (e.g., TOEFL, CEFR, IELTS, CAE).

All materials should be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online. The candidate should also arrange for 3 confidential letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online prior to the deadline. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2020. All complete applications received on or before this date will receive full consideration. Later applications may be considered until the positions are filled. Following the initial selection process based on the submitted application documents, suitable candidates may be invited to interviews.

For any inquiries please contact directly the PhD Program Coordinator, Elizabeth Rembelska, at

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Prof. Robert Feldmann
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Elizabeth Rembelska
PhD in Data Science