Empa - the place where innovation starts
Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.
In line with Empa’s mission, its Technology and Society Laboratory (TSL) creates and transfers knoweldge to support the transition to a more sustainability society. In particular, TSL analyses novel materials and emerging technology applications with a focus on associated material and energy stocks and flows, and evaluates them with regard to both natural environment and societal constraints.
Within TSL’s Informatics and Sustainability Research (ISR) group, we are looking for a
The ISR group, which is led by Prof. Dr. Lorenz Hilty, is shared with the the Departement of Informatics at the University of Zurich. A main goal of the research group is to explore thepotential of digitalisation to support sustainable development.
The candidate will be in charge of the following tasks: developing and leading projects in the field of technology assessment (TA) for emerging technologies, publishing research results and co-supervising students. The candidate will also support the group leader in communication and organizational tasks.
The candidate has a strong background in systems or sustainability science, or in a related discipline. He or she is experienced in applying systemic and transdisciplinary approaches, capable of formulating theories in the form of computational models (e.g., stock and flow models or agent-based models) and interested in the normative dimensions of emerging technology applications and sustainable development. The candidate has proven his or her communication skills in inter- and transdisciplinary projects, is experienced in scientific writing and has sucessfully completed or is about to complete his or her PhD studies.
For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Lorenz Hilty, Tel. +41 58 765 7345 or +41 44 635 67 24, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must include a motivation letter, a CV, a list of publications, a brief description of recent projects as well as a concise statement of research interests.
Please submit your application online (button "Apply now" below) and upload all documents ("pdf"-file is recommended) through this webpage. Applications via e-mail will not be considered.