What you achieve

You play a key role in setting up the planned Swisscom Digital Lab at the ETH Zurich. You build and maintain a team there, and you are the first point of contact for ETH professors. You ensure the usefulness of the projects: On the one hand, you make sure the research serves a clear purpose for Swisscom products in the immediate or a more distant future. On the other hand, you enable high-quality research that will give us the credibility we need for future collaborations.

You shape and contribute to our research agenda in fields like networking, communication, ethics, and machine learning. Collaborating with internal business sponsors, you create project descriptions that align with our business needs. You meet with professors to harmonize the Swisscom goals with the academic ones. You hire master students and supervise their progress, and you oversee the progress of joint projects with ETH. In addition, you enable new collaborations with academic partners in fields relevant to Swisscom.

Why you succeed

  • PhD in networking, communication or machine learning
  • Intimate knowledge of the ETH network
  • Proven research experience and demonstrated ability to oversee research projects
  • Teaching experience and good teaching skills
  • Charismatic personality, experienced at framing and dealing with problems from a business perspective
  • Very good English and German

Curious to know more?

As Senior Researcher
... you ideally start on 1st September 2019
... you can partly work from the home office
... you travel up to 20% of your working time within Switzerland

We intend to fill this position without involvement of external recruiting or placement companies.

What to expect

Fair working conditions

Fair working conditions

Fair working conditions

Generous employee benefits

Generous employee benefits

Generous employee benefits

Working world

Working world

Working world

Flexible working

Flexible working

Flexible working

Work and family

Work and family

Work and family

Fringe benefits

Fringe benefits

Fringe benefits

Fair working conditions

You benefit from the progressive employment conditions of the Swisscom Collective Employment Agreement (CEA). Salaries at Swisscom are fair and market-driven with bonuses for good performance. Our salary system is transparent.

Generous employee benefits

Through its pension fund comPlan, Swisscom offers you extensive pension plans with individual savings options. We guarantee generous continued salary payments in the event of illness or accident.

Working world

Swisscom actively promotes innovation and continuous improvement and you share in shaping these processes. We work in interdisciplinary teams. Co-working, prototyping and agile working methods are rooted in our culture.

Flexible working

Our flexible, part-time or job sharing working models let you achieve a healthy work-life balance. And because travel broadens our horizons, you can either apply for unpaid leave or purchase up to two weeks of additional holiday per year.

Work and family

Helping you optimally combine your work and family life is very important to us. Swisscom provides for 18 weeks of maternity leave and 3 weeks of paternity leave. Our childcare programme assists you with matters related to taking care of your children, while the Work & Care programme lets you take care of sick family members.

Fringe benefits

We offer you a generous monthly discount on certain Swisscom products. You also benefit from discounted tickets and travel cards on public transport. The healthy, low-cost meals that you can enjoy at our staff restaurants are an additional benefit.

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