Postdoctoral Researcher / Scientific Assistant in Life Cycle Assessment for Circular Engineering for Architecture

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 20 Aug 2024

24 May 2024
Job Information

ETH Zürich
Research Field

Architecture » Other
Engineering » Civil engineering
Technology » Environmental technology
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

20 Aug 2024 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Postdoctoral Researcher / Scientific Assistant in Life Cycle Assessment for Circular Engineering for Architecture

ETH Zurich’s Department of Civil, Environment and Geomatic Engineering seeks a highly motivated and skilled Postdoctoral Researcher / Scientific Assistant to join the Circular Engineering for Architecture Lab. The successful candidate will engage in cutting-edge research focused on urban planning and life cycle assessment (LCA) with an emphasis on circularity measurement. This role includes significant responsibilities in managing EU grants associated with Horizon Europe projects.

Job description
  • Conduct innovative research in the areas of urban planning, life cycle assessment, and circularity measurement within the built environment
  • Develop and implement tools and methodologies to assess and enhance circularity in urban planning and architectural design
  • Manage and coordinate activities related to Horizon Europe grants, including budgeting, reporting, and compliance with EU regulations
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams across ETH Zurich and with international partners to advance project goals
  • Publish research findings in high-impact scientific journals and present at international conferences
  • Contribute to the mentoring and supervision of PhD students and technical staff within the lab
  • Assist in proposal writing and securing additional funding for future research initiatives

Your profile
  • PhD in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, Architecture, Computer Science, Environmental Sciences, or a closely related field
  • Proven experience in life cycle assessment, sustainability metrics, and circular economy principles in the context of urban environments
  • Demonstrable experience in managing EU-funded projects, particularly Horizon Europe grants, with a thorough understanding of financial and administrative processes
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in relevant software tools for environmental assessment and statistical analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

We offer
  • Opportunity to work in a world-leading academic institution with state-of-the-art facilities
  • Access to collaborative projects with academic and industrial partners across Europe
  • A supportive environment that fosters professional growth and development
  • Competitive salary and benefits according to ETH Zurich standards
  • A vibrant workplace in the heart of Zurich with a strong emphasis on work-life balance

Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

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Curious? So are we.
  • CV (2 pages maximum, 1 PDF file)
  • Cover Letter (1 page maximum, 1 PDF file)
  • Research Statement (1 page maximum, 1 PDF file)
  • 3min video explaining your current work and proposed work (YouTube or Vimeo link only, shared on a PDF) 
  • any first-​author publications or writing samples into 1 single PDF file
  • names and email addresses of 3 references

Application Deadline: 15 June 2024

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further questions please contact us via email at [email protected]  (no applications). More information about the Circular Engineering for Architecture Lab in the Institute of Construction & Infrastructure Management (IBI) within the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (D-BAUG) is on our website . Any emails that are not addressed to [email protected]  regarding the position will not be answered.

About ETH Zürich
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develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
Research Field
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Research Field
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Research Field
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

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ETH Zürich
Postal Code
Rämistrasse 101

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