Post-doctoral Researcher in the area of data mining (Lugano, Switzerland)

A position for a post-doctoral data mining researcher is available at IDSIA (Lugano, Switzerland,


  • Research and development of original data mining methods for classification, regression and clustering.
  • Implementation of data mining algorithms within an existing Business Intelligence software program.


  • Master’s Degree in computer science, statistics, physics, engineering or other highly quantitative areas.
  • PhD in data mining related topics, or in statistical data modeling, preferably involving Bayesian networks.
  • Strong publication record in the fields of data mining, machine learning or computational statistics.
  • Strong commitment to research and scientific publication, together with the willingness to cooperate with a leading business intelligence company.
  • Strong background in programming languages such as C++, C# or Java.
  • Ability to produce high-quality data mining implementations, to efficiently analyze very large databases.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.

We offer

  • A two-year position with an employment contract of 100% and with the possibility of contract extension.
  • International working environment.
  • Collaboration with expert data mining researchers and with leadin
  • Business Intelligence companies.
  • Participation in prominent international conferences, with the possibility for funded travel.
  • Attractive salary, in line with Swiss employment standards.


Applicants should submit the following documents, written in English:

  • curriculum vitae
  • list of exams and grades obtained in the course of studies conducted at Bachelor’s and Master’s level;
  • names of three references (with e-mail addresses)
  • letter of motivation: brief statement on how the applicant’s research interests correspond with the above mentioned topics (1 – 2 pages);
  • list of publications, and, if possible, link to the thesis.

Completed applications should be submitted by the 5th July 2012 using the online form found at the following address:

For further information please refer to the official page for this position:

or contact

Giorgio Corani : giorgio.corani(AT)