Post-Doctoral Researcher - Sustainable Integrated Districts (C3151)

Updated: 10 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Oct 2021

Post-Doctoral 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 Post-Doctoral 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 the environmental performance assessment work package for buildings and urban systems at the district level. Develop physical-based models at the district level and evaluate the models via data-driven approaches to investigate thermal comfort and urban environment. Develop strategies for the improvement of the existing urban systems and the future urban development. Integrate the environmental performance assessment with a socio-spatial context. Coordinate the research with other work packages in Dense and Green Cities.

Your profile

Doctorate in:

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Planning
  • or a related field

Track record of excellence in engineering and building science. Familiar with whole building thermal modelling, building physics, and sustainable design. Previous experience in sensor-based experiment design and data collection. Python and R programming knowledge and experience in data science tools, data mining, machine learning algorithms. Previous experience in GIS. Ability to conduct independent research and survey activities.  

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:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Educational certificates

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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