100%, Zurich, fixed-term
Gramazio Kohler Research – The Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication at the Department of Architecture – invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher to lead the group´s research in Augmented Design and Fabrication. The Chair is engaged with the development of technologies in the field of computational design and novel construction processes using extended reality and robotics.
The research is conducted in close collaboration with the Design++ network and the Immersive Design Lab. The position starts in October 2023 or as agreed.
The research exploration and development strongly focus on real-world architectural applications and build upon direct collaboration with ongoing research of the Gramazio Kohler Research group and with interdisciplinary partners from the Design++ network.
We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled Postdoctoral Researcher to join our team. You have profound expertise in extended reality (AR/MR/VR) for design or fabrication and an interest in human-machine collaboration. The position is geared towards coupling advanced extended reality design techniques with computational design and bespoke digital fabrication processes. This includes human-machine collaborative workflows and intuitive user interfaces for digital-physical processes.
We expect excellent programming skills (Python, C#), knowledge of game engines (Unity, Unreal Engine,...) and experience with sensing and tracking technologies. Ideally, you are familiar with CAD software (Grasshopper, Rhino) and robotic fabrication (ROS,…).In addition, you should have a doctoral degree in a related field and be highly motivated, reliable, and accurate. A high level of initiative and excellent teamwork skills are required, as you should be confident in leading a small team of young researchers and supervising doctoral students.
Further, you should have excellent analytical skills and should be fluent in English.
Curious? So are we.
We look forward to receiving your online application containing the following documents:
-letter of motivation
-List of publications
-Contact details of 2 referees
Please apply exclusively via the ETH Zurich Online Application Portal (Link).
Applications sent by e-mail or postal services will not be considered. To learn more about us, please visit the websites www.gramaziokohler.arch.ethz.ch and www.dfab.ch. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Mrs Dr. Daniela Mitterberger at Gramazio Kohler Research, email@example.com (no applications).