We are recruiting for the position of a
Doctoral researcher / PhD
in the field of Statistics and Machine Learning, starting any time from late Spring to Fall 2022.
The position will be within the Statistical Machine Learning research group in the Department of Computer Science at the ETH Zurich, led by Prof. Fanny Yang. Thematically, possible topics may be in the intersection of high-dimensional and non-parametric statistics, theory for overparameterized models, frequentist inference, and theory for domain generalization and distribution shifts. Related areas of interest can also be discussed. For a flavor of recent work in our group, please visit sml.inf.ethz.ch. Important is a combined passion for solving relevant data science problems in practice with the curiosity to gain a deep theoretical understanding of modern phenomena in data science.
Qualifications and Skills:
- an excellent completed (by the start date) Master degree preferably in Statistics, Mathematics or Data Science, but also accepting applications from Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or other strongly mathematically oriented programs
- research experience in the field of machine learning (at least one project on a theoretical ML topic)
- proven software engineering skills in Python or similar
- fluency in English
The candidate should be highly self-motivated, be interested in tackling challenging research problems, have organizational skills, be open-minded, and have scientific leadership potential. We offer an interesting, varied and challenging position within a young, international, and interdisciplinary team located at the main campus of ETH Zurich. The position is paid at the highest rate Salary level 5 and is guaranteed for a duration of 4 years.
To apply, please upload a complete application package (note that applications without at least two references will not be considered) to the department admission system and send an email with a CV and transcripts to Prof. Fanny Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be reviewed starting 15.12.21 until the position is filled.