HomeA High Profile Senior Scientist in Social Sciences of Space (Postdoctoral fellowship)

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Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by Elsa Zotian

Summary

Post-doc senior scientist in the central team of the SNF-funded, Swiss research network Sinergia project called Post-Car World.

Announcement

The Position

Post-doc senior scientist in the central team of the SNF-funded, Swiss research network Sinergia project called Post-Car World.

Framework

Imagine and simulate a post-car world: an interdisciplinary approach to mobility trends in contemporary societies.

Expectations and Objectives

  • Establish the overall final statements of the project, by collecting, integrating, modelling, mapping, synthesising the contributions of the different components;
  • Communicate and interacting with the different components of the project (3 sub-projects, 6 labs, 3 locations);
  • Find a common language between different disciplinary traditions (economics, geography, sociology, transport engineering) involved in the project;
  • Develop the external communication (information, dissemination, interaction) of the project’s outputs towards non-academic actors.

Professional Requirements

  • PhD in Geography, Urban Sociology, Urbanism, or other social sciences of space.
  • Excellent knowledge of urban theory, theory of the inhabited space, and more generally in contemporary social theory.
  • Excellent skills in cartography (namely a very good practice of a GIS software and of Illustrator).
  • Excellent skills in statistical methods.
  • Competences in modelling and programming would be a significant asset.
  • Excellent capabilities in collective project managing, an open-minded interactivity, a project-oriented leadership.

Languages

Fluency in both French (Francophone environment) and English (main language used within the multilingual inter-regional project team) is required.

German and/or Italian (as Swiss official languages) would be warmly welcome.

Employment conditions

  • Workplace: Chôros Laboratory, ÉPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Employment rate: 100%
  • Gross annual salary: CHF 81,000-92,000.
  • Start: October/November 2013.
  • Duration: 3 years, possible extension to 3 more years.

Selection

Direct sélection by the direction of the lab.

Application guidelines

Expected documents: Detailed CV and cover letter.

Contact: Barbara Laurent-Lucchetti, <barbara.laurent-lucchetti@epfl.ch>, +41 21 693 93 53.

Deadline: 8 October 2013

Subjects

Places

  • Chôros Laboratory, ÉPFL
    Lausanne, Switzerland

Date(s)

  • Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Attached files

Keywords

  • Post-Car World

Contact(s)

  • barbara Laurent-Lucchetti
    courriel : redaction [at] espacestemps [dot] net

Reference Urls

Information source

  • barbara Laurent-Lucchetti
    courriel : redaction [at] espacestemps [dot] net

To cite this announcement

« A High Profile Senior Scientist in Social Sciences of Space (Postdoctoral fellowship) », Scholarship, prize and job offer, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, https://calenda.org/259351

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