PhD student position in Information Systems

University of Zurich
September 24, 2023
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Department of Informatics

PhD student position in Information Systems

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Government as a Platform: Orchestrating stakeholders in crisis situations through digital platforms

We are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals for a PhD position in the field of Information Systems, as part of the DIZH-funded research project "Government as a Platform: Orchestrating Stakeholders in Crisis Situations through Digital Platforms" (short description). In the project, we take advantage of digital platforms and their principles to improve the coordination and orchestration of relevant actors in the Canton of Zurich on the example of the Ukraine refugee crisis. As a PhD student, you will be supervised by Dr. Liudmila Zavolokina (Digital Society Initiative, University of Zurich) and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schwabe (Department of Informatics, University of Zurich).

Your responsibilities
  • Conduct research in the area of digital platforms in the context of eGovernment
  • Design and develop innovative prototypes for laboratory and field studies
  • Collect and analyze data, run experiments, and publish findings
  • Collaborate with researchers, public organizations, businesses, and other institutions
  • Support teaching activities, such as running exercises and supervising theses
  • Support the research project management activities
  • Assist in the preparation of research proposals for national and international funding agencies
  • Your profile

    We look forward to a creative and explorative team member with the following:

  • a master's degree in information systems, business informatics, computer science, or a related field
  • strong analytical skills, enthusiasm for research, proactive mindset, reliability, and commitment
  • good programming skills and experience in the implementation of software prototypes (e.g., JAVA, Python) are desirable
  • good command of English and German since the project involves collaboration with local organizations in the local language; knowledge of Ukrainian or Russian is an advantage, since the project involves interaction with Ukrainian refugees
  • Understanding of the Swiss political system works or relationship to Switzerland (e.g., prior studies in Switzerland) are both advantageous
  • What we offer

    We offer varied and interesting work in an inspiring and socially relevant environment. Diversity and inclusion are important to us.

  • an excellent opportunity to develop academic qualifications and gain credentials and experience in the interdisciplinary field of digitalization
  • competitive PhD salary conditions
  • a team of young and highly motivated colleagues who are passionate about research
  • a work environment that is well-equipped with the newest hardware and software technology
  • strong support for your personal development and career planning
  • an attractive work environment: the University of Zurich is one of Switzerland's leading universities in the middle of a vibrant, cosmopolitan city that regularly ranks as one of the cities with the highest quality of life in the world
  • a highly successful PhD program with graduates at top-rated institutions worldwide
  • Place of work

    Universität Zürich, Binzmühlestrasse, Zürich, Switzerland

    Start of employment

    Upon agreement

    Please submit your application containing your CV (including a complete list of publications if available, max 3 pages A4), diplomas and transcripts, and a short cover letter (indicating your motivation, experience, and skills you could bring to the project, max. 2 pages A4) of interest. The screening of the applications will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled

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