ETH Zurich

Scientific Assistant / Scientific Collaborator for scientific writing and communication in “Circular Engineering for Architecture”

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Scientific Assistant / Scientific Collaborator for scientific writing and communication in “Circular Engineering for Architecture”

We are looking for a scientific assistant / collaborator with excellent writing and communication skills in the field of digitalization for a circular built environment at the Chair of Circular Engineering for Architecture (CEA) at ETH Zurich

Project background

We intend to foster the exploration and adoption of digital technologies as well as the shift towards a circular paradigm in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector. Buildings are complex problems addressed by numerous stakeholders. Automating reuse of materials in the built environment will connect actors across the value chain. Circular economy principles applied in the built environment through automated materials reuse can tackle challenges such as the scarcity of resources, waste treatment, and the climate crisis.

Job description

This position will be highly focused on scientific writing in the field of digitalisation towards a circular economy in the built environment. Your tasks will include research management and supervision (25%), scientific paper writing and proofreading (30%), preparing grant applications (25%), and science communication as well as public and industry relations (20%). Part-time employment is also possible.

We offer

  • A highly motivated, enthusiastic, dynamic, international team
  • The opportunity to make a meaningful and important contribution to a research group engaged in environmental causes
  • Flexible working conditions including possibilities for partial home office
  • Perspectives for career development and opportunities to participate in a range of career and personal development courses offered by ETH
  • A fixed workplace at the ETH Hönggerberg campus
  • A hotdesk at the ETH centrum campus
  • Network of pioneering actors in the field of circular construction
  • Integration within the talented and cutting-edge NCCR on digital fabrication and Design++ communities

Your profile

We welcome highly motivated and curious applicants with interest in applying circular economy principles to the AEC sector. Fluency in spoken and written English (level C2) is a requirement. German language skills are an added value. The ideal candidate should have outstanding writing and communication skills and be able to work in a team, take initiative, be results-oriented, be highly organised, resilient in a high-paced environment, open-minded, and creative. Experience in a management role in an academic environment is an added value. Filmmaking or design experience are an added value. Candidates with a PhD or equivalent scientific writing experience are preferred. 

About ETH Zürich

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.

Curious? So are we.

Applications are only accepted through the online portal and should contain the following documents (make sure your last name is on all the documents and in the file name):

  • Short cover letter (in English) that describes the candidate’s motivation and research experience (max 1 page); 
  • A full CV (in English) including a list of publications;
  • A short position paper (in English) on the topic of ‘circular engineering for architecture: digital innovation’ (max 800 words, excluding bibliography);
  • A 2-minute video (in English) on the topic of ‘circular engineering for architecture: digital innovation’
  • A digital copy (PDF) of the latest thesis (master or PhD);
  • Names and contact information of 2 references or written testimonials/letters of recommendation from previous employers.

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 Mrs. Nina Limbach (limbach@ibi.baug.ethz.ch) (please do not send applications). More information about the Institute of Construction & Infrastructure Management (IBI) within the department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (D-BAUG) is available online (https://ibi.ethz.ch/en/).

Job details

Title
Scientific Assistant / Scientific Collaborator for scientific writing and communication in “Circular Engineering for Architecture”
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Location
Rämistrasse 101 Zurich, Switzerland
Published
2022-08-05
Application deadline
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