Data Scientist (W/M)

  • EPFL
  • Lausanne, VD, Switzerland
  • 31/05/2019
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Data Analytics Statistics

Job Description

The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of 16,000 people, including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers from 120 different countries.

Data Scientist (W/M)

Your mission :
The EPFL Blue Brain Project (BBP), situated on the Campus Biotech in Geneva, Switzerland, applies advanced neuroinformatics, data analytics, high-performance computing and simulation-based approaches to the challenge of understanding the structure and function of the mammalian brain in health and disease. The BBP provides the community with regular releases of data, models and tools to accelerate neuroscience discovery and clinical translation through open science and global collaboration.
The Membrane Systems group in the Blue Brain Project is looking for data scientist to work with large volume of experimental data mainly from electrophysiology experiments. The main goal is to convert all experimental data from their proprietary data format to standardized data formats and to make them accessible through a public data sharing platform. The candidate should be proficient with data analysis programming languages (C/C++, Python, Matlab), familiar with Hierarchical Data Format (HDF), web applications and databases (RDBMS, NoSQL). The candidate should be an enthusiastic, agile team player who is excited to learn new concepts and deliver results on time. The position also requires effective communication with scientists and technical project managers.

Main duties and responsibilities include :

  • Redesign and upgrade existing data storage framework
  • Convert all experimental data to standardized data formats
  • Analyze experimental data and build mathematical models
  • Support neuroinformatic group to store and annotate experimental data

Your profile :

  • BS, MS, or PhD in computer science, computational biology, applied mathematics
  • Experience with Linux, shell scripting and modern code version control
  • Experience delivering and maintaining robust, data-intensive software
  • Programming languages: C/C++,
  • Python, Matlab, Javascript, Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with database management systems (MySQL, NoSQL)

We offer :

  • An internationally visible project in simulation-based research in neuroscience
  • A young, dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and international working environment in a modern working environment
  • Possibility to participate in outreach events in Switzerland and abroad
  • Very competitive salary

Start date :
As soon as possible

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate :

Duration :
1 year, renewable

Remark :
Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered