PhD positions in Advanced Data Management, University of Basel, Switzerland. (Fully Funded)

  • Fully Funded
  • University of Basel
  • PhD
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • International Students
  • Switzerland
PhD positions in Advanced Data Management, University of Basel, Switzerland. (Fully Funded)PhD positions in Advanced Data Management, University of Basel, Switzerland. (Fully Funded)

Scholarship Description:

The Databases and Information Systems research group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Basel, is currently seeking applications for three fully funded PhD positions in Advanced Data Management (100%) for a duration of four years. These positions are available for immediate occupancy and will remain open until all positions have been filled.

The research group's focus is on Polypheny, an innovative multi-model database system that follows the concept of an advanced polystore system. Polypheny integrates multiple data models, such as relational, graph, and document, along with query languages, providing polyglot access to diverse data stores. The project is embedded within the Polypheny-DDI (Distributed Data Infrastructure) project, which is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation and aims to provide support for Data Science applications.

About University of Basel:

The University of Basel, located in Switzerland, is one of the oldest universities in the world, dating back to its founding in 1460. Renowned for its excellence in research and education, it stands as a prominent institution globally. The university comprises seven faculties that cover a broad spectrum of disciplines, including humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, law, medicine, and more. This diversity allows for interdisciplinary collaboration, fostering innovative approaches to address complex societal challenges.

As a research-driven university, Basel boasts a strong emphasis on scientific inquiry and innovation. It's home to numerous research centers and institutes, attracting scholars and scientists from around the world. The university's commitment to advancing knowledge is evident in its contributions to various fields, from cutting-edge medical research to breakthroughs in cultural studies and the humanities.

The University of Basel provides a rich academic environment, offering a wide range of programs at undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Its international outlook is reflected in its partnerships with institutions worldwide, fostering a vibrant multicultural community. The university's dedication to academic excellence, combined with its historical significance and modern research initiatives, positions it as a leading institution in the global academic landscape.

Degree Level:

PhD positions in Advanced Data Management, University of Basel, Switzerland. (Fully Funded) is available to undertake PhD level programs at University of Basel.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science

Scholarship Benefits:

Salaries for Ph.D. students are defined by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The salary in the first year is 47k CHF, with a moderate increase in years two and three.


Eligible Nationalities:

This scholarship is open to international students of all nationalities.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • MSc degree in Computer science or related discipline, experience in software development
  • Interest in scientific work for pursuing a PhD in one of the following topics:
    • Multi-model data management
    • Data streams
    • Temporal and multi-version data management
    • Multimedia data management and retrieval
  • You have theoretical and practical experience in at least one of the following areas, ranging from conceptual analysis of systems up to the contribution to the development of software systems:
    • Databases 
    • Multimedia data management
    • Information retrieval
  • Good level of both English (mandatory). German language skills are not mandatory, but welcome.
  • Ability to work in a team

Application Procedure:

Candidates should submit their application including a motivation letter, CV, all relevant documents (MSc diploma, transcript of records), the name of at least one referee, a summary of their software development experience and, if available, their github handle via our online recruiting platform (see button below). If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Heiko Schuldt at

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