Senior Lecturer/Senior Scientist in Statistics

Updated: 22 days ago
Job Type: Permanent

60%-100%, Zurich, fixed-term

A position as a Senior Scientist is available at the Department of Mathematics at ETH Zurich. The position is initially limited to three years and, subject to performance and approval by the ETH executive board, can be converted into a permanent appointment. The start date is as soon as possible. The salary level will be based on the qualifications of the applicants. Depending on relevant experience and qualifications, the request for permanent employment can also be submitted before taking up the position.

Job description

You are part of the institute "Seminar for Statistics", an international team of researchers, students, and administrative staff. You teach lecture courses and seminars in the Bachelor's and Master's programs in Mathematics, Statistics, and Data Science, as well as service lectures in other departments. You contribute actively to a world-class center in statistical computing. You supervise students during their master's theses, bachelor's theses, and semester theses (involvement in the supervision of doctoral theses is optional). You perform scientific research in statistics, machine learning, or related fields. You contribute to service and administrative tasks in the institute and the department.

Your profile

We expect you to have:

  • A PhD in statistics, machine learning, or a closely related field
  • High motivation, experience, and proven achievements in teaching
  • Outstanding computational skills in statistics and machine learning, including strong programming skills (e.g., in Python or R)
  • Internationally recognized research achievements (e.g., in the form of scientific papers in high-quality venues)
  • Good communication skills in English and willingness to teach in German after three years
  • The ability and willingness to work in a team

Your workplace

Your workplace

We offer

ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity, as well as attractive offers and benefits. In line with our values, ETH Zurich promotes an inclusive culture. We support equal opportunities, value diversity, and maintain a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all employees and students are respected. On our website on equality and diversity, you can learn how we ensure a fair and open environment in which everyone can develop and thrive.

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We value diversity

In line with

our values

, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our

Equal Opportunities and Diversity website

to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application by November 16th, 2023, with the following documents:

  • CV
  • PhD certificate
  • Detailed list of teaching activities (lecture courses, seminars, student supervision) and (if available) results of teaching evaluations
  • List of publications
  • Motivation letter
  • Two references (these may be contacted later in the process)

Please apply exclusively through the online application portal. Applications by email or postal mail will not be considered.

For more information about the Department of Mathematics, please visit our website: . If you have specific questions about this position, please feel free to contact Prof. Jonas Peters ( ).

For recruitment services the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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