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Fully Funded PhD Position at the University of Zurich

From: Abraham Bernstein <bernstein@ifi.uzh.ch>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:44:20 +0200
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The Dynamic and Distributed Information Systems Group at the University of Zurich
(Switzerland) is inviting applications for a

                 Fully Funded PhD Position

With a keen interest at least one of the following areas:
  Semantic Web
  Distributed Computing
  Query Optimization
The PhD student will be supervised by Prof. Abraham Bernstein. The focus of the research
activities will be in the broad area of distributed data processing on the Semantic Web and
will be linked with a number of new and existing research projects (including ViSTA-TV,
CrowdLang, Signal/Collect; see http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/ddis/research.html). Most projects in
the group are funded by research foundations such as the Swiss National Science
Foundation, the EC, or the HaslerStiftung.

We offer:
a team of young and highly motivated colleagues who are passionate about research
a work environment that is well equipped with the newest hardware and software technology
a competitive salary of around 50,000 Euros (60,000 CHF) per year
strong support for your personal development and career planning
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
 A highly successful PhD program with graduates at top rated institutions world-wide
You have:
a master's degree in informatics, computer science, information systems (or an equivalent university study)
strong analytical/mathematical skills
expertise in database systems, Semantic Web / Linked Data, HCI, or economics is helpful. (note: only expertise in one of the fields is necessary; multiple areas are desirable)
good programming skills in several languages
an interest in applying computer science research to real-world problems
excellent command of English; German is a plus but not required

If you fit the profile, are able to work in a team, like challenging tasks, and are passionate
about research then we would love to hear from you. To apply for one of the positions, 
please send a detailed curriculum vitae, all grade transcripts, selected publications (if 
available), a list of at least three references, and your BSc/MSc theses as PDF files by email 

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

Additionally, applicants may arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Prof.
Bernstein directly, however, this is not required. All applications received until June 15th, 
2014 will be considered for the positions. Applications received afterwards will be 
considered until both positions are filled.

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.

|  Professor Abraham Bernstein, PhD
|  University of Zürich, Department of Informatics
|  web: http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/ddis/bernstein.html

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