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PhD position in Human interaction, Robot control – ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2022

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

The research group Gramazio Kohler Research, Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication, situated at the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA), Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich, seeks a highly motivated PhD candidate to work on the subject of design and robotic assembly of timber structures.

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General Info

Position: PhD position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: June 2022
Salary: 4'460 Euro/Month

Department of Architecture
Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA)
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland

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Qualification Details

We are looking for a talented and motivated architect and researcher with experience in timber architecture and with outstanding skills in computational design and robotic fabrication. We expect programming experience (e.g. Python) and strong analytical skills. An interest in software development, XR and sensing technologies is desirable. The candidate must enjoy research by design and through physical experimentation.

You should be fluent in English, demonstrate a high level of initiative and independence, and enjoy working in a diverse and interdisciplinary research team. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree acquired at university level (equivalent to the FHEQ-Level 7) in architecture or related fields.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Within this interdisciplinary endeavor, you will co-develop methods to create a shared digital model for humans and robots, and to integrate constraints and different requirements specific to human interaction, robot control and sensor feedback. Your work will entail development of software tools, architectural design, as well as physical experiments and prototyping at different scales. The project aims to culminate in a large-scale demonstrator to be fabricated in the Robotic Fabrication Laboratory (RFL) at ETH Hönggerberg.

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Documents Required

  • letter of motivation
  • CV
  • portfolio of your work in academia and practice
  • contact details of at least two references

Please apply exclusively via the online application portal following the button below. Applications sent by e-mail or postal services will not be considered.

About the Employer: ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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Contact details

To learn more about us, please visit the websites and Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Aleksandra Apolinarska, (no applications).

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