Digital Humanities Analyst in the Center for Data Analytics (80-100%)

Digital Humanities Analyst in the Center for Data Analytics (80-100%)

The University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland, and ranked among the best universities in the world due to its research achievements. It counts over 13'000 students and 4'300 researchers in 7 faculties active in domains from humanities and social sciences to natural sciences. The University of Basel is promoting the growing area of Data Science by establishing a university-wide Center for Data Analytics (CeDA). The goal of CeDA is the advancement of research and the development of transdisciplinary synergies at the University of Basel and its partners. The service and support activities of CeDA will be provided by the Center for Scientific Computing (sciCORE) and the Digital Humanities Lab (DHLab) in collaboration with a research group in data analytics at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics (DMI).

We invite applications for a data analysis support specialist (80-100%) to support quantitative research in humanities and social sciences.

Your position

The successful candidate will provide consulting and execute data analysis in research projects in various domains of humanities and social sciences. The primary mandate is to support research groups seeking collaborations and advice in experimental design and in selecting appropriate methods to analyze their data. The position will involve hands-on data analysis and contributions to teaching (postgraduate courses). This position will be hosted at the DHLab.

Your profile

Our ideal candidate has a strong and diversified experience (postdoctoral level) in data analysis, in particular with applications involving analysis of large and complex data sets, using machine learning, deep learning, and other advanced statistics. Experience in databases, semantic technologies, and knowledge of R and Python are required. Given the service-oriented nature of the position, we expect our candidate to be flexible, proactive, capable of following several projects in parallel and to have a curiosity for humanities and social sciences in general.

We offer you

At the DHLab, you will be part of a highly efficient and motivated team of diverse data analysts, data infrastructure managers, and scholarly IT specialists. As a member of CeDA you will also join forces with support scientists at sciCORE and DMI. External collaborations and co-authorship in publications can be expected. We support our team members in their own training, networking and career development.
The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Application / Contact

We look forward to receiving your complete application via the university's online application portal (see button below). Applications, should include a curriculum vitae, list of publications indicating the five most significant papers and names of three potential referees. Applications by email cannot be considered. For further information, please contact gerhard.lauer@unibas.ch .

The position will remain open until filled. Start date as soon as possible taking into account the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Apply
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