PhD student Machine Learning for Data Management

Permanent employee, Full-time · Schweiz

Why us?
Employment rate is 100% with a competitive salary and a maximum contract duration of five years. Starting date is negotiable as from June 2020. 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. 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.


PhD students at the University of Lausanne are classified as "Assistant Diplôme" and receive corresponding salaries. Here you will find a current salary scale.

Informal inquiries and how to apply

For any inquiry about the PhD positions, please contact Prof. Christine Legner: 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.
What is key about this position?
You will identify, develop and test machine learning use cases that improve data quality. You will be employed with HEC Lausanne and work in the Competence Center Corporate Data Quality (CC CDQ), an industry-funded research consortium.
In your research, you will enhance the current state-of-the-art of data management in close collaboration with one of the worldwide leading sporting goods companies. Your focus will be on building and testing ML use cases that innovate the way data is managed today, improving data quality and ultimately leading to better business decisions.
How you thrill us:
  • Master’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Data Science/Statistics, Business Analytics
  • Knowledge in business processes and enterprise applications
  • Strong interest in one or more of the following topics: machine learning, data science, advanced analytics, data curation, data management, business information systems
  • Relevant internships and/or practical experience (e.g. as a developer or consultant)
  • Programming skills (Python, R)
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Good writing skills and fluency in English; German and/or French are a plus
About us
"Smart in mind and heart" is what we are at CDQ!

As a spin-off of the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, CDQ is the global pioneer in collaborative data management with more than 15 years of experience in data quality. We have developed the first suite for collaborative data management with Data Quality as a Service (DQaaS). Our goal is 100% data quality - without maintenance. 

Would you like to actively shape the future of the world's leading provider of collaborative data management? Then we look forward to receiving your application!
We are looking forward to meeting you!
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