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PhD Position – Human-AI Teaming in Healthcare and Aviation, Switzerland, Jan 2022


ETH Zurich invites applications for a Ph.D. Position at the team of researchers at the Chair of Work and Organizational Psychology (Prof. Gudela Grote) strive to advance theory on the impact of artificial intelligence / machine-learning-based technologies (AI) on team collaboration (Human-AI Teaming) and to develop viable and future-oriented solutions for practice, Switzerland – Jan 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , , ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Chair of Work and Organizational Psychology
ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland

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Qualification Details

We are looking for…

  • a team player with the ability to also work independently,
  • with an above average master’s degree in (organizational / social / cognitive) psychology or related subjects,
  • with a strong sense of curiosity and passion about the topic,
  • with a solid knowledge of empirical research, ideally with experience in both qualitative and quantitative methods (particularly in field experiments and interaction analysis),
  • with knowledge of statistics and statistical software programs such as Stata, SPSS, or R,
  • stamina and excellent organizational / project management skills,
  • excellent communications skills in English (to write scientific papers and to present at international conferences),
  • good communication skills in German (mainly to analyze the data and communicate with industry partners)
  • motivation in creating impact not only in the scientific but also in the practice community.

Responsibilities/Job Description

More specifically, you will have the unique opportunity to work with two large data sets that have been collected as part of the ongoing program in healthcare already (survey and team interaction data on the cognitive, affective, and behavioral underpinnings of human-AI teaming). Additionally, you will be able to develop your own research questions on the topic of human-AI teaming in other high-risk environments such as aviation.

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Documents Required

We look forward to receiving your online application by January 31, 2022 with the following documents:

  1. Cover letter (describing your motivation for the position and why you strive to complete a PhD, prior research experience, and other relevant qualifications),
  2. Detailed CV
  3. Transcripts of all degrees (German or English)
  4. Contact information for two professional references (current Professors or mentors) that we may contact if shortlisted for the position.
  5. Writing sample (e.g., Master thesis (if available, otherwise Bachelor thesis), conference paper)

Please apply exclusively via the online application portal. Applications sent by e-mail or post will not be considered.

About the Project

In this position, you will collaborate closely with other researchers and our industry partners in healthcare and aviation, two high-risk industries where the careful consideration of the effects of human-AI teaming is particularly important. The research undertaken in this position is part of the National Research Program on Digital Transformation (NRP77), a funding program that promotes impactful research with high visibility in both the scientific community and in practice.

About the Employer: ETH Zurich, Switzerland


  • the opportunity to work on a PhD thesis in the promising domain of human-AI teaming, within a high-visibility, high-impact research program, and at one of the most prestigious universities in Europe,
  • the possibility to get engaged in the international research community and present at international conferences and publish with members of the research team in leading journals,
  • the opportunity to collaborate with industry partners and renowned organizations, which are normally hard to access,
  • the possibility to contribute to teaching activities at the Chair of Work and Organizational Psychology,
  • excellent working conditions to complete a PhD thesis and flexible work arrangements
  • provision of training as well as developmental support from experienced scholars, and
  • support for translating research findings for practice as part of the NRP77 knowledge transfer activities.

We offer flexibility regarding the starting date (ideally Summer 2022). The position is initially funded for one year, with the view to fund a maximum of four years to finish a PhD at the ETH Zürich.

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

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Contact details

Further information about our group can be found on our website

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