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PhD position in the area of LD stream processing and privacy- Zurich (Switzerland)

The Dynamic and Distributed Information Systems Group at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) is inviting applications for one PhD student position in the area of stream processing with a keen interest in data priv

The PhD student will be supervised by Prof. Abraham Bernstein and co-supervised by Prof. Michael Böhlen of the Database Technology Group. You will work in a recently granted projects funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (see project description at [1]).
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 (annually about 55'000-60'000CHF/~48’,000€)
  • 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, mathematics (or an equivalent university study).
  • strong analytical/mathematical skills
  • expertise in database systems, statistics, privacy or economics is helpful.
  • good programming skills in several languages are desirable
  • 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, 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 in one PDF file by email to
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.
We will continuously review applications and hire as soon as a good  candidate is found and the position is 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.