Senior Data Scientist (index no. 7109-00)

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Jun 2022

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore, about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, postgraduates or apprentices. Altogether, PSI employs 2100 people.

For the Group SDSC Hub at PSI we are looking for a

Senior Data Scientist

Your tasks

As a Senior Data Scientist at the Swiss Data Science Center, you will use your expertise in machine learning, statistics, computer vision, natural language processing, or related fields to help domain experts working in Earth and environmental science, physical and engineering sciences, biology, biotechnologies, personalized medicine and health, computational social science, economics, and more, to identify how to analyze or model their data, and to answer precise scientific questions or develop algorithms that perform automatically some challenging tasks.

This involves exchanging actively and regularly with the domain experts to understand the precise desiderata of the project in domain science terms, translating it in data science terms, determining which approaches and formulations are most effective to achieve the desired goals, implement the corresponding algorithms, perform the evaluations hand-in-hand with the domain experts, and eventually release open source code and write research papers in the domain science with the domains expertise, and contribute to the communication of the results.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Research with labs at EPFL, ETH Zurich and the ETH Research Institutes (EMPA, EAWAG, PSI and WLS)

You will also help:

  • Advising MSc Students
  • Evaluating project proposals

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