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PhD / researcher in construction history – Heinz Isler

ETH Zürich ETH Zürich Employer:
Zürich, CHLocation:
Sun, May 28 '17Posted on:

For a new research project on postwar concrete shell construction in Switzerland, we are looking for a 

Doctoral/ Postgraduate Candidate (100%) , starting on the 1st of October 2017, or by arrangement.

The research project: Heinz Isler (1926-2009) was a one of most renown engineers of the 20th century developing his extraordinary shell designs and projects at the interface of architecture and engineering. A new research project, carried out in cooperation with the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) at ETH Zurich, looks at methods, the cultural context and the specific conditions of Isler’s experimental designs in postwar Switzerland.

Pre-requisite: You possess a high quality Masters degree in Architecture, Structural Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or (Art) History and are interested in the constructive relationship between building and the history of building technology and construction in the 20th century. You can compile data independently and in a struc- tured manner, openly involve yourself in an international team, actively support your colleagues, and keenly engage in teaching.

Your working environment: We offer you an exciting working environment in an international research team, an outstanding infrastructure, and a modern workplace. This workplace is in an interdisciplinary institute building on the Hönggerberg Campus in Zürich. We offer you significant independence in your work. Numerous experts of diverse disciplines are available to you in the carrying out of your tasks and your own research.

For any incidental questions please contact Dr. Matthias Beckh: beckh@arch.ethz.ch.


Please submit your application (including letter of motivation, CV, overview of your previous work) online by 20 June 2017: https://apply.refline.ch/845721/5367/pub/1/index.html

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