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Thousands of researchers receive financial support from the SNSF to study nature, technology and society. Their findings provide a basis for progress and prosperity. Our task is to select the best ideas at national level based on a competitive process. We are committed to promoting Switzerland as a top-tier research location and to communicating the value of research for society. Why not join our team and be a part of this? For the Division Data Team we are looking for a 

Data Scientist 80-100%

This is a permanent position. Starting date is February/March 2022 or by agreement.
Your tasks
  • Perform data analyses to support evidence-based science policy decisions. For example, identify biases against certain categories of grants or applicants by applying statistical analyses to observational data.
  • Develop algorithms to optimize research grant evaluation procedures. For example, understand the changing research landscape in Switzerland and how to assign reviewers to grant proposals via topic modelling and text analysis.
  • Write data stories, reports, and academic publications.
Your profile
  • Master’s or PhD (preferred) in data science, machine learning, or related field
  • Experience with machine learning methods, including topic modelling, text mining and natural language processing (NLP)
  • General data analysis skills, including data visualization and statistics
  • Proficient coding skills in R (tidyverse); SQL is an asset
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Fluency in English and either German or French
We offer
  • Attractive work location near the train station in Bern
  • Flexible working hours
  • Multilingual, research-related working environment
  • Professional environment for data analyses in R

For questions about the position:
Dr. Anne Jorstad, Head of Data Team

Tel. +41 31 308 24 50

For questions about the application process:
Sabine Seiler
HR Recruiting Specialist

Tel. +41 31 308 22 22
We look forward to receiving your complete online application by December 6 2021. 
Apply now