ETH Zürich

Database Engineer

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Database Engineer

The law, economics, and data science group, headed by Professor Elliott Ash at ETH Zurich is looking for enthusiastic, smart people to join our team of globally recognized researchers in designing innovative AI processes to support legal research and practice. You will contribute to a long-term agenda intended to generate scientific research outputs and potentially an ETH Legal AI Spin-Off.

The term of employment is initially for 1 year, with a possible extension for another year.

Job description

We are looking for candidates in this position:

DATABASE Engineer (40-100%)

  • Expert in relational databases, semantic search, and vector search
  • Expert in high-performance computing, virtual machines, and cloud computing.

Your profile

Candidates should bring:

  • should have experience collaborating on research projects or software development.
  • a master's is required, and a doctorate is valued.
  • familiarity with other aspects of development, e.g. ML, databases, UX, is valued.

We offer

ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits. Salaries are competitive, and paid according to ETH standards.

Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

We value diversity

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application, including:

  • a cover letter
  • CV
  • and transcript

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Application review will be conducted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

For further information, please visit our website. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Sergio Galletta ( or Isabelle Siegrist ( (no applications).

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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Database Engineer
Rämistrasse 101 Zurich, Switzerland
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