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Research Associate in the area of Resilience Engineering and Risk Assessment 30 - 80 %

To enhance our team, we are looking for an enthusiastic teamplayer with a suitable university degree.

School: School of Engineering
Starting date: Immediately or by agreement

Your role

  • Research and acquisition of national and international projects in the area of Resilience Engineering and Risk Assessment. Development of the strategic subject of resilience engineering of socio-technical systems as regards new technologies and sustainability
  • Working on content or methodological contributions in this field; presentation of project results at (inter)national conferences and in scientific publications
  • Lecturing in various capacities and in continuing education courses (including Risk Management and Risk Assessment); supervising project, BSc and MSc theses (teaching accounting for up to 20%)
  • Project management and specialist supervision of assistants; supervision of degree theses

Your profile

We are looking for a motivated and communicative team-player who shows great commitment and initiative and who has a university degree with a dissertation in the area of Risk Management, Safety Engineering, Natural Sciences, Engineering Sciences or a related field. You bring knowledge in the area of Resilience Engineering and Risk Assessment and, in addition, you have experience and an excellent track record in industry or at a university. You enjoy passing your knowledge and experience on to students; teaching experience at university level is desirable. Fluent business German and English round off your profile.

You bring the methodological foundations in the above-named areas and you are well versed in writing scientific publications. You have also been involved in the successful acquisition and the conducting of research projects and you have a solid network in research, the public sector and in business. Your ability to think and act in an analytical, conceptual and entrepreneurial manner is outstanding. As well as being a pro-active person with sound social competence, you are flexible and independent and you enjoy working on interdisciplinary, demanding, future-oriented issues.

Have we piqued your interest? We look forward to receiving your full application only via our online platform.

The School of Engineering is endeavouring to increase the number of women it employs. Applications from women are therefore particularly desirable.

This is what we stand for

ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences is one of the major multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences in Switzerland, with over 13,000 students and around 3,000 employees. 

As one of the leading engineering faculties in Switzerland, the School of Engineering (SoE) is concerned with forward-looking fields of future relevance. Focusing on energy, mobility, information and health, our 14 institutes and centres guarantee superior-quality education, research and development.

The interdisciplinary Institute of Sustainable Development (INE) observes technological, economic and social changes and their complex interactions from a sustainability perspective.

The Risk Management / Technology Assessment research team is responsible for continuing education within the MAS in Integrated Risk Management, carries out research and teaches in the areas of resilience engineering, technology assessment, the recycling economy and sustainability.

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Contact

Dr. Christian Zipper
Head of Research in Risk Management / Technology Assessment

christian.zipper@zhaw.ch

Tanja Bucher
Recruiting Manager

tanja.bucher@zhaw.ch

2021-05-04
Permanent employment
ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Winterthur Region of Winterthur/Schaffhausen 8400