Scientific collaborator with knowledge of web data extrac-tion

veröffentlicht am: 27.10.2017

Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic

Institute of Sociology

Abteilungsbeschreibung / Description of UZH unit

The Swiss Job Market Monitor (SJMM) collects a unique, representative database of job advertise-ments that can be compared across time since 1950. The database opens up a broad spectrum of in-novative research opportunities. Our previous research is related to the change in qualification de-mands, the importance of qualification demands for mobility processes, companies’ job posting prac-tices and automated text analyses. Other promising research questions arise from the areas of chang-ing tasks within occupations, organisations’ self-representations or searching for personnel on social media. The SJMM is part of the University of Zurich’s Institute of Sociology and is under the direction of Prof. Dr. Marlis Buchmann and Prof. Dr. Katja Rost.

Aufgabenbereich / Responsibilities

- Responsibility for technical features of the data collection infrastructure and its further devel-opment
- Web Data Extraction: Further developing the automated collection of online job advertisements
- Observing the development of personnel searches on social media and, if necessary, design-ing suitable tools for data collection
- If possible, content analyses of job advertisements using information extraction and text min-ing

Beschäftigungsgrad / Workload in %


Anforderungen / Qualifications

- University degree in social sciences, computer science, or related disciplines
- Experience with web data extraction and crawler technologies
- Interest in job market, education or human resources research
- Accustomed to working in an academic environment

Sprachkenntnisse / Language requirements

Excellent English and German proficiency

Wir bieten / We offer

- Work in an innovative, long-term research project
- Unique database
- Freedom for individualized research and work
- Opportunity for personal development
- Motivated and cooperative team

Stellenantritt / This position opens on

Immediately or as soon as possible

Auskunft erteilt / More information

Helen Buchs,, 044 635 23 32


Bewerbungen / Application

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Helen Buchs
Universität Zürich
Institute of Sociology
Andreasstr. 15
8050 Zürich