Data scientist specialized in MRI and signal & speech processing 80 -100 %

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    03 November 2021
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    80 – 100%
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Data scientist specialized in MRI and signal & speech processing 80 -100 %

Linguistic Research Infrastructure

Data scientist specialized in MRI and signal & speech processing
100 %

The Linguistic Reserach Infrastructure (LiRI) is a technology platform established 2020 at the University of Zurich with the mission to promote world-class research in linguistics and related fields. LiRI is offering laboratory facilities for experimental linguistic research, equipment for data acquisition, as well as technical infrastructure and support for the storage, processing and analysis of language and speech data. To complement the data science team, we seek to hire a consultant specialized in MRI and signal & speech processing. The position will be initially limited for a period of one year.

Your responsibilities

The successful candidate will support researchers by providing advice on various types of questions related to MRI studies, signal & speech processing, sound perception and psychoacoustics tasks, such as study design, sample size, implementation of analyses, presentation and interpretation of results. Depending on the workload, he or she will also perform analyses as requested by researchers, develop specific methods as needed and contribute to grant applications and publications. There is also the possibility to actively interact with other data scientists and science platforms in Switzerland as well as with partners in industry.

Your profile

Ideal candidates have strong expertise in MRI and profound domain knowledge in signal & speech processing and psychoacoustics, or a degree in linguistics/language science. They are keen to immerse in different research topics, to understand their scientific and methodological problems and to find possible solutions. They have experience with data analysis using multiple methods and strong programming skills in Python and/or R. They must be willing to work in a support function serving the research interests and needs of their customers. Excellent communication and collaboration skills are essential. Previous experience with consulting tasks and/or research collaboration is desirable.

What we offer

We offer varied and interesting work in an inspiring and socially relevant environment.
Diversity and inclusion are important to us. We strongly aim at gender diversity, and we particularly encourage women to apply.

Place of work

The successful candidate will join the LiRI team at Zurich (Campus Oerlikon, Andreasstrasse 15, 8050 Zurich).

Start of employment

To be agreed depending on the candidate's availability.
Applications should include
• a cover letter describing your specific motivation and qualification for this position,
• a CV,
• a copy of the highest degree relevant for this position,
• names and contact details of three references who might be contacted after an interview,
• optionally: one or two recent employer's references or support letters.