We are hiring: PhD student for a Data App Store

We are hiring: PhD student (100% position) - Your chance to contribute to the design, implementation & evaluation of a Data App Store

The PhD position will contribute to the design and implementation of a Data App Store that supports businesses in discovery, integration and use of external data . The PhD candidate will be employed at HEC Lausanne and work in the Competence Center Corporate Data Quality.

Desired qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Information Management, Information Systems, Computer Science or related field
  • Strong interest in one or more of the following topics: data catalogs, reference data, data marketplaces, data-as-a-service, analytics, semantic Web and ontologies
  • Professional experience (e.g. as consultant) and/or relevant internships
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Good writing skills and fluency in English; German and/or French are a plus

Contract details:

Employment rate is 100% with a competitive salary and maximum contract duration is five years. Starting date is negotiable between May and September 2018. 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: 

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.

How to apply: 

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.

Applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae, their university transcripts (bachelor and master level) and an electronic version of a recent industry, consulting or research project (e.g. master thesis, scientific publication, presentation) by e-mail.

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