We are hiring: PhD students in Information Systems

PhD students in Information Systems (100%, starting date in 2017) for the Competence Center Corporate Data Quality (CC CDQ)

We are extending our research team at HEC Lausanne /CC CDQ and are hiring:

The Competence Center Corporate Data Quality (CC CDQ) is an industry-funded research consortium and expert community for corporate data management. CC CDQ comprises researchers affiliated with the Universities of Lausanne and St. Gallen and data management experts from more than 15 companies (ABB, Beiersdorf, Bosch, Nestlé, Otto, SBB, Siemens, etc.).

The PhD candidates are members of the CC CDQ research team and will be supervised by Prof. Christine Legner (HEC Lausanne). They will develop and pilot innovative concepts and solutions for data management in the digital economy in close collaboration with our industry partners. Possible PhD topics include the following:

  • Data-driven services and innovation
  • End-to-end information supply chains (e.g., product and customer data)
  • Open data and semantic integration
  • Collaborative data management in eco-systems and value chains

PhD candidates will be employed at HEC Lausanne with a competitive salary. Employment rate is 100% and maximum contract duration is five years. Starting date is negotiable, starting from February to September 2017.

Desired qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field
  • Strong interest in one or more of the following topics: data-driven services and business models, business intelligence and analytics, enterprise / data architecture, data modeling and semantic technologies
  • Relevant internships and/or practical experience (e.g. as consultant)
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Good writing skills and fluency in English; German or French are a plus

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.

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

Related information: 

Competence Center CDQ www.cc-cdq.ch | HEC Lausanne, hec.unil.ch | Prof. Christine Legner, www.unil.ch/bisa


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