We are hiring: PhD student for a Data App Store

Data platforms, open and linked data

You will contribute to the design and implementation of a Data App Store for the discovery, integration and use of open data in business contexts. You will be employed at HEC Lausanne and work in the Competence Center Corporate Data Quality (CC CDQ), an industry-funded research consortium. In your research, you will closely collaborate with 20 high-profile European companies (Beiersdorf, Bayer, Nestlé, SAP, SBB, Siemens etc.) to advance data management in digital and data-driven enterprises.

Desired qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field
  • Strong interest in one or more of the following topics: data-as-a-service, data sharing platforms, linked and open data, semantic web and ontologies
  • Relevant internships and/or practical experience (e.g. as consultant)
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Good writing skills and fluency in English; German and/or French are a plus

Employment rate is 100% with a competitive salary and maximum contract duration is five years. Starting date is negotiable as from January 2019. The PhD candidate is expected to enrol in the doctoral school in information systems at HEC Lausanne and will be supervised by Prof. Christine Legner.

HEC Lausanne is one of the leading European business schools, ranked in the top 30 institutions in the world by the Financial Times. The school received the AMBA and EQUIS accreditations for the overall quality of its programs, research, and teaching. It is situated at the shores of the lake of Geneva in one of the most beautiful places in Switzerland. An excellent public transport network links the university campus in just a few minutes to Lausanne, the capital of Vaud, noted for its varied cultural activities.

Informal inquiries and how to apply

For any inquiry about the PhD positions, please contact Prof. Christine Legner:
christine.legner@unil.ch or +41 21 692 3432.

Please submit your Curriculum Vitae, university transcripts (bachelor and master level) and an electronic version of a recent research project (e.g. master thesis, scientific publication) by e-mail.

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