We are hiring: PhD student for a Data App Store

PhD position (100%) at HEC Lausanne in the Competence Center Corporate Data Quality (CDQ)

Data sharing platforms and open/external data services 

The PhD position will contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of a Data App Store that supports businesses in the 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 (CC CDQ – cc-cdq.ch). CC CDQ is an industry-funded research consortium that is researching, developing and testing solutions that advance data management in digital and data-driven enterprises. CC CDQ is being conducted between the Universities of Lausanne and St. Gallen and 20 renowned European companies (Bayer, Bosch, Nestlé, PMI, SBB, Siemens etc.).

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 October 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.

Job announcement: UNIL – CDQ-PhD_201809

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.


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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