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Researcher at Future Cities Lab (C3242) – ETH Zurich, Switzerland 2022

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Researcher at Future Cities Lab (C3242) – ETH Zurich, Switzerland 2022

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General Info

Position: Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 1 year
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC)
Future Cities Laboratory (FCL)
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Singapore, Switzerland

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Qualification Details

You should

  • have a master degree in landscape architecture with experience in the field of urban and landscape design
  • be familiar with concepts of ecological transition and the principles of sustainable agro-ecological design
  • have in-depth knowledge of both the Singapore and Zurich region
  • have experience with techniques of qualitative research to carry out and conceptualise a territorial study
  • be trained in GIS and CAD software with strong land surveying and mapping skills, have strong visual communication skills
  • be an effective team member with strong organizational and interpersonal skills and experience managing their work independently in a small interdisciplinary team
  • English on a proficiency level, knowledge in German is a strong asset

Responsibilities/Job Description

The position offered requires the candidate to work in the following three fields

New Urban Agendas Under Planetary Urbanisation Research

  1. Refining the territorial cartographic synthesis of Agri urban landscape typologies within the Zurich metropolitan region.
  2. Integrating the interdisciplinary research results from case study analysis, ethnographic field work, soil ecologies and ecosystem services by maintaining communication with the ETH Zurich team member and continuing the exchange and contribution to other ongoing projects related to the research.
  3. Developing design strategies based on the principles of agroecology and sustainable urban development in Agri urban environments

Territorial study SIJORI 

  1. Advance the cartographic work of Johor-Singapore-Riau cross-border metropolitan region through extended geo-spatial analysis, empirical work and field work.

Producing a minimum one scientific paper on methodologies of territorial cartographies through Multi criteria evaluation analysis (MCA) based on empirical, spatial and socio-cultural indicators.

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Documents Required

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

  • CV
  • Motivational Letter

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


About the Project

ETH Zurich is one of the leading universities of the world with a strong focus on science and engineering. In 2010 it established the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) in collaboration with the National Research Foundation (NRF) to do interdisciplinary research on pressing problems.

The centre currently runs several research programmes with the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) as one of the programmes. It is home to a community of over 100 PhD, postdoctoral and Professorial researchers working on diverse themes related to sustainable cities and resilient infrastructure systems. In the course of their work, researchers actively collaborate with universities, research institutes, industry, and government agencies with the aim of offering practical solutions.


About the Employer: ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Note or Other details

Further information about the Future Cities Laboratory can be found on our website.


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Contact details

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Evelyne Gordon via

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