Graduate Project Assistant Diploma/Master)

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 31 Jul 2021

Researcher - Sustainable Integrated Districts (C3151)

Dense and Green Cities: Emerging Models of Integrated Urban Development at the Singapore-ETH Centre Future Cities Lab Global is looking for a Researcher to conduct and coordinate research on the systems performance dimensions of sustainable integrated districts with a focus on Singapore.

Project background

FCL Global is an international knowledge hub with the capabilities to conduct fully transdisciplinary and comparative research on the complex challenges of urbanisation. It builds upon Future Cities Laboratory, which, since 2010, within the frame of the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), grew into one of the most impactful urban science research centres in the world. FCL Global innovates upon those foundations with the benefit of two distinctive regional perspectives: one from the tropics and another from temperate Europe, embedded at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ).

Dense and Green Cities: Emerging Models of Integrated Urban Development explores the development of sus­tainable integrated districts (SIDs) as a model for high-density high-liveability future cities through a series of case studies with a focus on Singapore and Switzerland to allow for an evaluation, comparison, and learning on how SIDs are best planned and realised in various settlement systems. The project captures important aspects of the urban planning and design, architecture, social, environmental, economic, and governance systems performances of SIDs systematically through a number of work packages and an interdisciplinary team of researchers that consists of urban planners and designers, architects, engineers, and scientists. The research is conducted in close collaboration with important stakehold­ers from the industry as well as from government agencies in both Singapore and Switzerland as well as in a number of other international locations.

Job description

Lead a study on community formation in SIDs in Singapore. The project will involve both qualitative and quantitative analysis of the spatial and social dimensions of the districts. Comparisons with similar areas within the city will also be conducted. The researcher would collect and analyse socio-economic data, work with an interdisciplinary design team, and supervise undergraduate student research assistants/interns. 

Your profile

The researcher should possess a Masters or higher degree in a design-related or urban studies field. The researcher should be able to work independently and require minimal supervision. Research experience in the area of spatial analysis is desirable, either at the university level or as part of their work experience. The role requires fluency with statistical and spatial analysis techniques including space syntax, network analysis, graph theory, and data analytics. Fluency with R and competency in Python are required. GIS and data visualization experience is a plus.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.


We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Resume
  • Educational Certificate

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

Further information about FCL Global can be found on our website . Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof Dr Thomas Schroepfer, email (no applications).

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