Senior Data Scientist (m/f/d) 80-100%

To strengthen our Research & Development team we are looking for a Senior Data Scientist (m/f/d) 80-100% to help develop cutting-edge research prototypes to mine research articles. You will join a fast-paced team driving in an international environment. The position is a permanent role based in our city-centre office in Basel, Switzerland.

Fields of expertise:

Text mining, natural language processing, graph machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data.


As Senior Data Scientist, you will:

  • Investigate and compare research prototypes
  • Develop efficient text mining algorithms
  • Apply research prototypes into live systems
  • Coordinate research phase with the R&D team
  • Represent the company in various ways (e.g. attend conference, write scientific articles…)
  • Supervise Master/ Ph.D. students when there are trainees in the team



  • Ph.D. or M.Sc. on text mining, data analytics, artificial intelligence or any related fields
  • 5+ years of professional experience in an international company
  • Excellent knowledge in classical text mining approaches and their scalability
  • Fluency in a relevant programming language (Python, R), basic knowledge in SQL and Git is expected
  • Good understanding of hyper-parameters and their optimisation techniques
  • Strong capability to define cross-validation methods to ensure the accuracy of data and ability to define evaluation criteria to judge the model
  • Good experience in the application and implementation of NLP (graph ML is beneficial)
  • Creative team player with a results-oriented mindset
  • Analytical thinking


If you are interested in this position we look forward to receiving your complete application. Please submit your cover letter and CV. 

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Diversity & Inclusion

MDPI provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, gender identification, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law in every location in which we have offices. Thank you for your interest in applying to MDPI. We value diversity and encourage the very best candidates to apply.