Job Offer : A High Profile Senior Scientist in Social Sciences of Space

by Responsable éditoriale | 16.09.2013 09:11


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.


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.

 Technical Data

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.

 The Application

Expected documents: Detailed CV and cover letter.

Contact: Barbara Laurent-Lucchetti, <>, +41 21 693 93 53.

Deadline: 8 October 2013.

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