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Senior Researcher / Research Associate in Cloud Applications

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
ZHAW School of Engineering
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 Engineering 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 2015 the Service Engineering research group of the Institute for Applied Information Technology – InIT (?url=init.zhaw.ch&module=jobs&id=127199" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">init.zhaw.ch) is running the Service Prototyping Lab - SPLab (?url=blog.zhaw.ch%2Ficclab%2Fcategory%2Flabs%2Fsplab&module=jobs&id=127199" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">blog.zhaw.ch/icclab/category/labs/splab), a research lab dedicated to advance the state of the art in service prototyping and migrating software to the cloud.

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

Senior Researcher / Research Associate in Cloud Applications


Research and development fields:
  • Cloud-native application design and development
  • Evaluation of microservice programming and composition models
  • Novel approaches for API definition, accounting and management
  • Formal aspects of application monetisation, delivery and technological Realisation
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
  • Advice to students in projects and BSc/MSc theses including practical exercises
  • 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 Dr. Josef Spillner, phone +41 58 934 45 82, e-mail josef.spillnerzhaw.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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