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Scientific Assistant or Scientific Collaborator for scientific writing and communication in Circular Engineering for Architecture – ETH Zurich 2022


ETH Zurich invites applications 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) Switzerland – Aug 2022

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General Info

Position: Scientific Assistant / Scientific Collaborator
No. of Positions: 1
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Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

The Chair of Circular Engineering for Architecture (CEA)

ETH Zurich, Switzerland


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Qualification Details

We welcome highly motivated and curious applicants in disciplines related to civil and environmental engineering, architecture, construction, communication, computer science, computational design, arts, or similar subjects and with a strong interest in applying circular economy principles to the AEC sector. Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement. The ideal candidate should have outstanding writing and communication skills and be able to work in a team, take initiative, be results-oriented, organised, and creative. Filmmaking or design experience are an added value. Candidates with a PhD or equivalent scientific writing experience are preferred.

Responsibilities/Job Description

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 (30%), scientific paper writing and proofreading (30%), preparing grant applications (30%), and science communication (40%). Part-time employment will also be considered.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

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):

  • Cover letter that describes the candidate’s motivation and research experience (max 1 page);
  • A full CV including a list of publications;
  • A short position paper on the topic of ‘circular engineering for architecture: digital innovation’ (max 800 words, excluding bibliography);
  • A 2-minute video on the topic of ‘circular engineering for architecture: digital innovation’
  • Academic transcripts/list of courses completed or on-going, including grades and ranking;
  • Proof of English language skills if degree obtained in a non-English-speaking institution;
  • A digital copy (PDF) of the latest thesis (master or PhD);
  • Name, phone number, and email address / contact details of two referees;

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 Employer:

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We offer

  • Perspectives for career development
  • Network of pioneering actors in the field of circular construction
  • Integration within the NCCR on digital fabrication and Design++ communities

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We value diversity

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

For further questions please contact Mrs. Corina Niescher ([email protected]) (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 (

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