Candidates are encouraged to apply online to the EDCB doctoral program and are invited to contact Prof. Marcel Salathe in advance for additional details on the availability of PhD fellowship and research projects.

The Digital Epidemiology Lab uses machine learning and online & mobile technologies to build digital health applications. Together with our partners, we use these applications to tackle the health challenges of the 21st century.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, we are recruiting a post-doctoral researcher in the area of Digital Epidemiology.

Required Skills and Expertise

Qualified applicants should have:

  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English (French is not required)
  • Strong background in computational epidemiology or other computational fields
  • Demonstrated experience in machine learning / natural language processing
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of Python; in addition, good knowledge in web technologies (Javascript, Rails) is an asset
  • Education: a PhD degree in a quantitative science; a strong publication record in digital / computational sciences. Note that a publication record is not limited to papers in scientific journals only, but anything that is publicly accessible. We particularly like demonstrated expertise through shared code, shared data, and running online projects.
  • Mission: The research efforts will primarily focus on our work with the digital epidemiology platform that we built, and that uses machine learning to track, analyze and visualize health trends, from emerging pandemics to long-term developments such as vaccine hesitancy.

We offer:

  • Ambitious projects of global prominence in digital epidemiology
  • A young, dynamic, and international team
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English (French is not required)
  • A modern working environment in Geneva

As one of the highest-ranked technology institutes internationally, EPFL offers a thriving intellectual environment and outstanding facilities. Geneva and Lausanne are two beautiful and culturally active cities on the shores of Lake Geneva close to the Swiss and French Alps.

Application Submission: If you are interested in this position and believe that you qualify, please prepare a cover letter, a research statement (including, notably, how you would contribute to our activities), and a CV with a list of publications (see above). Please send your application as a single file, to Prof. Marcel Salathe. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted individually for interviews. For questions about this position, please write to Prof. Marcel Salathe. Please mention “Application to post-doctoral position 2020” in the subject of your e-mail.

Starting date: to be agreed upon, but the earlier the better