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Jobs & fellowships


2 PhD positions in immersive architectural design and spatialized sound

ETH Zürich


The Immersive Models research project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Gramazio Kohler Research at the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) and Professor Dr. Rama Gottfried at the Institute of Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST) at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).


Job description

We offer two PhD positions for developing design-based research on immersive modeling and the integration of auralization tools into the design process. The full-time positions span four years and are funded according to standard SNSF regulations. Upon completing the doctorate, the two fellows will be awarded the title Dr. sc. ETH Zurich from the Department of Architecture (D-ARCH).

The two candidates will be integrating spatial and acoustic simulation software from the first stages of their personal design processes in respectively architecture and sound arts. They will lead comparative studies between on site and modelized experiences focusing on distinguished representative spaces, situations, and goals.

Applicants for both positions must have fundamental knowledge in digital modeling, good communication skills, fluency in English and the willingness to fully commit as part of an international team.


Application Deadline: 30 June 2024


Research associate with doctorate for CIS MSc programme and EU research project

Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH)



School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences

At HAFL, a department of BFH, we're all about connecting humans, nature and technology towards sustainable development. As a ground-breaking, pioneering think tank, we are engaged in the creation and teaching of knowledge for the world of today and of tomorrow – bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, resilient and always solidly grounded at the same time.


What you'll be doing here

  • Collaboration in the research field of knowledge systems and knowledge exchange with a focus on co-production of knowledge and in teaching

  • Collaboration in the management of existing third-party funded projects and acquisition of projects

  • Collaboration in existing transdisciplinary research projects with co-production and "social learning video" methods, e.g. in the EU project Gov4ALL "Governance and business models for living labs: rural regeneration hubs for tackling soil health challenges in the Mediterranean region"

  • Teaching and coaching on transdisciplinary and qualitative methods in the Master's degree program "Circular Innovation and Sustainability" CIS and in the module on intercultural skills


Starting Date: 15 August 2024

Open unitl filled

Postdoctoral Researcher in Humanitarian Design

University of Copenhagen


The Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the project “The Future of Humanitarian Design (HUD)”. Led by Associate Professor Jonathan Luke Austin, this project aims to address contemporary humanitarian challenges through the integration of emerging technologies, aesthetic design processes, and engineering insights with knowledge from international relations. The successful candidate will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team and contribute to innovative research focused on improving conditions for vulnerable populations worldwide.


Job Description:

  • Conduct research as part of the HUD project, focusing on the intersection of humanitarian challenges, emerging technologies, and design processes
  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners from academic institutions and humanitarian organizations
  • Travel to relevant field sites, including Colombia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to conduct research and engage with local communities
  • Pursue independent research related to project themes and personal interests
  • Contribute to project publications, reports, and presentations


Early appplication is encouraged, position is open until filled

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