Postdoc - Digital spatial planning (H/F)

WorkplaceLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland

EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs more than 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 more than 16,000 people, including over 12,000 students and 4,000 researchers from more than 120 different countries.

Your mission :

You will be expected to develop quantitative research on African cities as part of a team. You will need to be able to model urban forms and handle large amounts of data,

Main duties and responsibilities include :
You will conduct your own research project as well as be part of a research team and collaborate with partners. Specific responsibilities are:

  • Develop quantitative research on African Cities
  • Contribute to the knowledge and spatial analysis of African cities
  • Use existing databases and develop methods to acquire new data sets
  • Programme and implement spatial analyses methods
  • Perform minor teaching duties
  • Contribute to conferences and publications

Your profile :
  • A PhD in spatial planning, environmental engineering, transport, data science, computer science or related disciplines with strong quantitative background
  • Strong experience in GIS methods
  • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. R, Python, Java, etc.)
  • Demonstrable track record of research in planning in African Cities or related disciplines
  • Ability to speak and write effectively in English and in French
  • Strong team skills

We offer :
  • EPFL provides state-of-the-art facilities and is one of the leading technical universities worldwide
  • A competitive salary is offered
  • An interdisciplinary and international working environment

Start date :
As soon as possible

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Duration :
1 year, renewable


Remark : Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered. Files sent by agencies without a mandate will not be taken into account.

In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 52356.

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