One Researcher and one Senior Researcher

Country: Switzerland;

City: Zurich

Vacancy added: 09.02.2019


Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

Resumes due: 10.03.2019


The Center for Security Studies (CSS - of ETH Zurich is a competence center for Swiss and international security policy. It offers security policy expertise in research, teaching, and consultancy. The Risk and Resilience Team within the Center's Think Tank is currently seeking

One Researcher and one Senior Researcher (both positions 80-100%)

As a member of the Risk and Resilience Team in the Center's Think Tank branch you will contribute to advancing expertise across one or more of the key fields in which we work: disaster management, civil protection, socio-technical resilience, critical infrastructure protection, crisis management, and cyber security. We are seeking a social scientist who is capable of conducting applied research projects and writing policy-relevant reports for the Swiss administration and other partners. You will advance the applied research focus on risk and resilience at the CSS, as well as other key work themes, and build the international reputation of the Center by publishing your work in-house and through academic outlets, and participating in national and international conferences.

The ideal candidate has an advanced university degree (Masters or PhD for the Senior Researcher), preferably in the social sciences, but the candidate should be able to demonstrate a capacity to work collaboratively within and beyond the social sciences. For the senior position, several years of post-doctoral experience should complement your high-level analytical skills. Personnel management experience would be considered a strong advantage in the senior role. The CSS is a multi-lingual working environment, so proficiency in English alongside one other Swiss national language are required. Experience working with international organisations or think tanks would be an asset. Knowledge of the Swiss political landscape is an advantage. An independent and well-organized working style, as well as good communication skills and the ability to work in an international team will be essential for both positions.

We are looking forward to receiving your online application with letter of motivation, CV and two written samples by 10 March 2019. Apply exclusively via the online application portal. Applications sent by e-mail or post will not be considered.
A multifaceted and challenging occupation in a highly dynamic environment at one of the World's leading universities. At the CSS, career development is a central element of the workplace philosophy. Should you have any questions, please contact Dr. Tim Prior, Team Head Risk & Resilience, at (no application documents).

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