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PhD in Structural Design
The Structural Xploration Lab is opening a PhD position in computational modelling for structural design. A strong academic background is required and the candidates must demonstrate deep interests in the conceptual design of structures. She/He will work at the intersection of different fields including structural geometry, computational optimization and design exploration.
The Structural Xploration Lab is part of the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC, http://enac.epfl.ch) at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). The lab is located in the smart living lab ( www.smartlivinglab.ch, Fribourg, Switzerland), an innovative, multi-disciplinary and dynamic research center. The work of the SXL stands at the confluence of architecture, structural engineering and sustainable design. More info can be found here: http://sxl.epfl.ch.
We offer competitive salaries as well as an outstanding international working environment along with training and development opportunities. Personal initiative and independent research tasks related to the candidate’s interests will be encouraged. Other activities will include interaction with master students and participation in teaching.
A recent Master degree in Structural Engineering or a related field is required. Suitable candidates have scientific research skill, outstanding communication skills and a teamwork attitude. First candidate selection will be performed on the basis of the excellence of the CV. Selected candidates will then be invited for a video-conference call. More information about the doctoral school and the general application process is available here ( http://phd.epfl.ch/prospective).
Starting date:as soon as possible.
Please, contact email@example.com any enquiry, provide your CV, the names of at least two referees as well as an outline describing your qualifications and interests. EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and women are especially encouraged to apply.