Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland’s largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 13,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff.

As one of the leading Engineering Faculties in Switzerland, the ZHAW School of Engineering emphasises topics which will be relevant in the future. Our 13 institutes and centres guarantee superior-quality education, research and development with a focus on the areas of energy, mobility, information and health.

Since 2013 The Institute Of Applied Information Technology Has Teamed Up With Five Other Institutes From Three Departments To Establish One Of The First Interdisciplinary Data Science Centers In Europe – The ZHAW Datalab ( Within The Research Group Information Engineering Of The Institute Of Applied Information Technology, We Are Looking For a Highly Motivated And Excellent Candidate As

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

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


Zurich University of Applied Sciences


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.

Educational level:

Master Degree

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