PostDoctoral Position in Circular Built Environment (Architecture/Structural Design)

WorkplaceLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland


The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of 16,000 people, including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers from 120 different countries.

PostDoctoral Position in Circular Built Environment (Architecture/Structural Design)

Your mission :
Following the recent rise of environmental consciousness, the reuse of building components is emerging as a promising approach to achieve greater sustainability in the construction industry. Pushed forward by the European Union and gaining impetus across the globe, component reuse constitutes a key strategy towards a circular economy. Yet, it is today the strategy that is the furthest away from being implemented in the construction practice. This project aims at developing new metrics and producing new benchmarks of circularity for load-bearing systems in buildings.

Main duties and responsibilities include :
The postdoctoral researcher will direct research at the frontiers of circular design, building stock data, and computational statistical techniques.

Your profile :
You hold a PhD in Architecture, Structural Engineering, or any related field. You have an insatiable appetite for architectural design, construction techniques and computational methods. You are qualified to advise and direct students at the Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral levels. Excellent proficiency in English is required. Good knowledge of French or German is a plus.

We offer :
Selected candidates will join the research and teaching activities of the Structural Xploration Lab (SXL), EPFL. Over the past years, the SXL has distinguished itself as a leader for designing load-bearing solutions for a circular economy. The SXL is driven by sustainability challenges, rooted in history, embracing complexity, and boosted by digital technology. The SXL is located in Fribourg, Switzerland, and is part of the Smart Living Lab . We are offering excellent research facilities and a competitive salary. The EPFL offers an outstanding international ecosystem full of training and development opportuniti

Start date :
Winter 20/21

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Duration :
15 Months

Applications must be sent to corentin.fivet Deadline for sending Post-Doc applications is July 1st, 2020.


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 48214.

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