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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the EPFL Data
Science Lab <> in Switzerland, headed by Prof. Robert
West. The position will be for a period of one to two years.

Apply here:

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Research in the EPFL Data Science Lab aims to make sense of large amounts
of data. Frequently, the data we analyze is collected on the Web, e.g.,
using server logs, social media, wikis, online news, online games, etc. We
distill heaps of raw data into meaningful insights and useful applications
by developing and applying algorithms and techniques in the field of data
science, broadly construed.

The Lab was founded in late 2016 and is currently in a phase of rapid and
enthusiastic growth. Therefore, candidates must be highly motivated to
actively participate in building the Lab and shaping its future direction.
The successful candidate will be an engine, rather than a cog in the
machine. They will advance the visibility of the Lab by advancing their own
visibility. They will lead research projects in a stimulating, open, and
international research environment consisting of many highly talented and
motivated students, embedded in a strong network of academic and industrial

Other benefits include a competitive salary (around CHF 82,000 p.a.), an
extremely well funded national research system, an office next to a
stunning lake and even more stunning mountains, and generous travel support
(in order to see something less stunning once in a while).

Candidates should have completed, or be near completion of, a PhD with a
strong international publication record in areas such as (but not limited
to) data mining, machine learning, social network analysis, network
science, computational social science, natural language processing,
information retrieval, etc. The successful candidate will do innovative and
creative work in the space spanned by these bases, and the potential to do
so counts more than the exact coördinates in this space. Strong programming
skills are required.
About EPFL

EPFL ranks among the world’s top universities in the field of computer
science. It is located in Lausanne, Switzerland, a beautiful and vibrant
city in an Alpine setting on the shores of scenic Lake Geneva, in the very
heart of Europe. English is the main language spoken at EPFL, and Lausanne
is highly international, such that no French language skills are required.
How to applyPlease follow the instructions here:

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