For a new research project at ETH Zürich on early glue laminated timber construction in Switzerland, we are looking for a doctoral/ postgraduate candidate 100%, starting on the 1 October 2017, or by arrangement.

The research project:
Between 1909-1933 the engineers Terner & Chopard designed the first glue laminated timber structure in Switzerland and significantly set the tone for the culture of early modern timber construction. Initially, the research project will collect data on the buildings that resulted from this design, and then establish their context internationally and within the historical modernisation stages of timber.

You possess a high-quality masters degree in architecture, structural engineering, architectural engineering,art/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 structured 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.

Please submit your application, including letter of motivation, CV, overview of your previous work online

For any incidental questions please contact Dr. Mario Rinke.