Gramazio Kohler Research
Open Positions
Coordinator and tutor of the MAS ETH Architecture and Digital Fabrication
80%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Master of Advanced Studies ETH in Architecture and Digital Fabrication (MAS ETH DFAB) seeks to extend its teaching team with a coordinator and lecturer. The MAS ETH DFAB is a one-year, full-time educational programme positioned within a vibrant multidisciplinary research environment, jointly organised by the Chair for Digital Building Technologies (DBT) led by Prof. Benjamin Dillenburger and Gramazio Kohler Research (GKR) led by Prof. Fabio Gramazio and Prof. Matthias Kohler.

Furthermore, the MAS is the educational programme of the National Centre for Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication, one of the world’s leading interdisciplinary research clusters on digital fabrication and robotics in architecture. It is also strongly linked to the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) and the Architecture Department (D-ARCH) of ETH Zurich.

The MAS ETH DFAB program introduces students to state of the art computational design, digital fabrication technologies, material innovation, and sustainable design principles. This comprehensive postgraduate course prioritizes practical experience, seamlessly connecting digital design to physical fabrication with an emphasis on robotics and the most recent architectural technologies. Tailored for professionals in architecture, engineering, and allied sectors, the MAS ETH DFAB equips its graduates with the specialist knowledge required to bring forward digital technologies in the architecture and construction field.

Job description
As a member of the MAS ETH DFAB teaching team, your role consists of the curriculum design, comprehensive planning and daily instruction of the 18 students enrolled in the MAS ETH DFAB program.

Please see full details and job posting on the official ETH Zurich Job Portal (link).

Please apply exclusively via the online application portal. Applications sent by e-mail or post will not be considered.
Internship in Sustainable Robotic Fabrication and Additive Manufacturing
100%, Zurich, fixed-term

Project Background
Impact printing is a novel robotic AM method developed at ETH by an interdisciplinary team including Gramazio Kohler Research, the Robotic Systems Lab, and the Chair of Sustainable Construction. This robotic AM method has the aim of increasing the economic competitiveness of low-impact and circular building materials, such as earth-based and by-product materials. The initial research project is now coming to a close and now the focus is on commercializing the developed AM method through the production of resolved building components and details.

Job description
We are looking for an addition to the team working on the research project “Impact Printing”. The research project is moving towards early stage-commercialization. As such, the candidate will support the team in the realization of 1:1 building prototypes and details and assist with the documentation of the research. Depending on the interests and skills of the candidate, other tasks could include rendering of architectural and construction systems and details, mechanical prototyping, and development of robotic control code or computational design methods. The project is affiliated with the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication, with a focus on multidisciplinary research. The internship (full-time) spans 3 months and is funded according to standard regulations, with a possibility for extension. The research team targets the establishment of an ETH spin-off, which the candidate could potentially join depending on outcome, interest, and funding.

See full details and job posting on the official ETH Zurich Job Portal (link).

Please apply exclusively via the online application portal. Applications sent by e-mail or post will not be considered.
2 PhD positions in immersive architectural design and spatialized sound
100%, Zurich, fixed-term

Project background
The project aims to develop theoretical and experimental research examining the use of immersive audio simulation and modeling techniques in the spatial practices of architecture and sound arts. The team is composed of senior and doctoral researchers at the ETH Zürich and ZHdK, combining expertise in computational design, sound composition, acoustic simulation, virtual reality, psychoacoustics and the history of architecture. The project relies on expertise and cutting edge-infrastructures like the Immersive Design Lab at ETH, and Ambisonic and Wave Field Synthesis arrays at the ICST.

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.

Curious? So are we! Pleases see full details and job posting on the official ETH Zurich Job Portal (link).
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