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Senior Researcher / Research Associate in Cloud Storage

WorkplaceWinterthur, Zurich region, Switzerland

As one of Switzerland’s largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences,
the Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW has over 12,000 students and
3,000 faculty and staff.

As one of the leading Engineering Faculties in Switzerland, the ZHAW School of
emphasises topics which will be relevant in the future. Our 13
institutes and centres guarantee superior-quality education, research and
development with focus on the areas of energy, mobility, information and health.

Since 2012 the Service Engineering research group of the Institute for Applied
Information Technology – InIT
(?url=init.zhaw.ch&module=jobs&id=808546" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">init.zhaw.ch) is running the InIT Cloud Computing
Lab - ICCLab (?url=blog.zhaw.ch%2Ficclab&module=jobs&id=808546" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">blog.zhaw.ch/icclab), a very successful research lab dedicated to
cloud computing technologies and solutions.

We are seeking applications of highly motivated candidates to complement the team of
the ICCLab as a

Senior Researcher / Research Associate in Cloud Storage


Research and development fields:

● Cloud storage technologies and solutions (object, file & block storage)

● Distributed storage systems

● File system technologies

● Storage solutions for virtualized environments (incl. container)

● Storage monitoring, performance and reliability

Areas of responsibility will include:

● Leading the research and development activities in the above fields

● Acquisition, direction, and processing of R&D projects (EU and Switzerland)

● Transfer of research results to enterprise contexts / SMEs

● Supervision of students in projects and BSc/MSc theses including practical


● Publication of results in journals and at conferences


Applicants must have a Master’s, preferably doctoral degree in computer science or a

related field. The successful candidate has strong theoretical knowledge and

professional experience in the above fields and good command and passion for

programming and writing. Good communication skills in English are a prerequisite,

German is a plus. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the

academic, industry, and technology landscape, identify unsolved problems and propose

novel ideas for future activities. Particular emphasis is given to developing

prototypes, experimenting hands-on with systems, and scientific evaluation and

documentation of results.

We offer

We offer a competitive, technically stimulating, and exciting environment. It is

very open, multicultural and diverse comprising of people with all levels of

expertise and experience from all over the world. As well as providing an excellent

work environment, we provide intellectual liberty, opportunities for applied

industrial collaboration, and competitive compensation based on Swiss standards.

ZHAW offers its employees a flexible annual working time model and places for

children and infants in supervised day care centres.


Do you have any questions about this position?

For additional information, please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Michael Bohnert, phone

+41 58 934 75 01, e-mail thomas.bohnertzhaw.ch .

Are you interested?

If you would like to apply, please use the online platform only to send your full

application attn. Regina Peil, HR Consultant in Winterthur.

The School of Engineering strives for an increase of women in responsible positions.

Applications of women are particularly welcome.
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