PhD Candidate in Natural Language Query Processing for Databases (EU-Project INODE)

Zurcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften



Your Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to research projects in the area of natural language query processing for databases
  • Become an expert in applying machine learning technology for novel concepts in database research
  • Establish a strong research track record as well as a successful footprint in technology transfer

The successful candidate has completed a Master’s degree in computer science. She or he must have prior exposure to and strong interest in the fields of databases and natural language query processing. We expect a good command as well as a passion for programming. Good communication skills in English are essential;  a good command of German is a plus. The ideal candidate is passionate about identifying unsolved problems as well as proposing novel ideas for future activities. Particular emphasis is on developing prototypes, experimenting hands-on with data, scientific evaluation and publication of results.

We offer a competitive, technically stimulating, and exciting environment as part of the EU-Project INODE which has a consortium of 9 partners all over Europe. The high-potential candidate will pursue a doctorate in conjunction with a partner university. A major responsibility is to advance the research agenda at the intersection of databases, natural language processing and machine learning. The candidate will have the opportunity to establish partnerships with industry, acquire funding for collaborative research, and to transfer research solutions to enterprise environments. The position will also involve contributing to open source software and presenting results at scientific and industrial conferences. In addition to offering an excellent working environment, we provide intellectual liberty and competitive compensation based on Swiss standards at one of the leading houses for data science research in Switzerland.


Do you have any questions about this position?

For more information regarding the vacancy, please contact Prof. Dr. Kurt Stockinger, Professor of Computer Science, phone: +41 58 934 49 79, email: or visit for further information . 


Are you interested?

If you would like to apply, please use the online platform to send us your complete application, Attn. Esther Huber, HR Consultant, at Winterthur.

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