PhD Position in Data Science

 — Yverdon-les-Bains
11 avril | Temporaire | 100%

PhD Position in Data Science


This PhD position in a new exciting European research project is attached to the ICT department (, in collaboration with CHUV (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois), the University of Franche Comté, CHU (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire) Besançon, TechWan ( and Maincare ( Within the ICT Institute (, the main objective of the study will be to find optimal solutions to guide and involve the most appropriate vector (helicopter, ambulance) in the face of an emergency, accident or disaster. Emphasis will also be placed on the efficient use of available resources. For moderately severe cases, it is often preferable to use a vector that is not the closest, but the one which minimizes the redistribution of the vectors on the territory. AI (deep learning) algorithms will have to be tested, improved, adapted to tackle the problems described above. If good solutions are found they will certainly have a positive impact on our society, and potentially save lives.


You will investigate the emergency problem in collaboration with European partners

You will test, adapt, propose new AI algorithms

You will test the new methods with real cases

You will publish results in well known journals/conference proceedings

PhD students will be supervised by a group of researchers specialized in machine learning and optimization and will be enrolled at a doctoral school (University of Franche-Comté).


MSc in mathematics or theoretical physics (possibly related to data science and machine learning algorithms) with excellent academic records

Good knowledge of Python, Java or a similar programming language

Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, as well as presentation skills.

Besides proficiency in English, creativity, curiosity, innovative and independent thinking is a must.

Showing motivation to collaborate in an interdisciplinary international team, to participate in training programs, and willing to travel to present work to international conferences.

Activity : 100%

More informations : Prof. Stephan Robert, Phone +41 (0)24 557 62 95

Starting date : Spring 2021, or later

Contract : 1 year, renewable, maximum 5 years

Application form : Motivation letter, CV with copies of diplomas, work certificates, transcripts of grades obtained, summary of master's work and other publications, any letters of recommendation

Please send us your application only by JobUp, by 21 April 2021. Total discretion is guaranteed.

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