The Chair of Systems Design at ETH Zurich is looking for a student research assistant to work on our data project "DemocaSci" as well as a SNF project.
Student assistant (10-20%)
We are looking for a student research assistant to work on our data project “DemocraSci – a research platform for data-driven democracy studies in Switzerland” and our SNF-project “Analyzing Co-Sponosrship Networks from 127 Years of the Swiss Federal Assembly”. The projects use 127 years of Swiss parliamentary data to create a comprehensive and searchable database.
The hired student will assist the projects with different coding tasks. Tasks include: creating training data sets for topic modelin; supporting named entity recognition (NER) tasks, including Prodigy coding and validation tasks; improving OCR outputs; improving lemmatization of Swiss-specific words; writing scripts for automated collection of data on members of parliament (committee engagements, interest group ties, seating arrangements etc.)

The successful candidate should be a student at ETH Zurich or University Zurich (computer science, engineering, economics and social sciences, mathematics or natural sciences). He or she needs to have good coding skills in Phyton, NLP skills as well as LaTex skills. Good command of German is a must.
We look forward to receiving your online application with a CV and a short motivation letter via the following link: Please apply exclusively via the online application portal. Applications sent by e-mail or post will not be considered.

Further information about the Chair of Systems Design can be found on our website For further information, please contact Ms Nadja Taras, e-mail (no applications).